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Module - Level 6 (20 credit module) CNO 002 Discovering a Nursing Career in General Practice

You're passionate about caring for others and interested in working within the local community. Starting – or continuing – your career in primary care is at the heart of this. Our new module aims to provide prospective candidates from nursing associate backgrounds an overview and insight into working within a general practice/primary care setting, developing the foundation of skills and enhancing knowledge impacting the delivery of local care.


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Course Overview

Supported by highly experienced academics from within the field of general practice nursing, this module will provide the opportunity to enhance your knowledge and understanding of the primary care/general practice setting and how this differs from, but is essential to, secondary and tertiary care settings and provision.

Learning and teaching will be facilitated online via our innovative virtual learning environment, underpinned by the contemporary evidence base and utilising a variety of resources.

Distance learning ensures that your learning is flexible and can be undertaken at a time and place that suits you.

On this course you will...

  • Enjoy teaching delivered by our small, friendly academic team with a wealth of collective experience to share with you and support you.
  • Develop knowledge and a wider understanding of nursing within the primary care/general practice setting.
  • Learn and study alongside nursing colleagues who are at different stages of their careers, recognising the contribution that their skills and experience bring.
  • Benefit from learning online, which supports you in balancing your work and home life by facilitating access to learning and teaching at a time that suits you.

Course Structure

What you will learn

The module will provide you with an overview of nursing within the primary care/general practice environment. The content will support you to develop knowledge and understanding of the function and delivery of services within primary care, communication across diverse communities and discuss the activities undertaken within this setting.

  • CNO 002 Discovering a Nursing Career in General Practice

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