Practice Nurse Curriculum - a framework for practice nurse learning
The Practice Nurse Curriculum comprises a collection of educational modules aligned with the competencies set out in the RCGP's General Practice Nurse competence framework. It covers the wide-ranging core skills and knowledge that a nurse needs in general practice, from entry level - first general practice post - to advanced practitioner level.
The Curriculum is designed as a self-assessment tool to help the practice nurse to:
Each module includes selected articles, either specifically commissioned or from the Practice Nurse archive, together with 15 case-based, clinically rich MCQs for self-assessment.
Modules also include further sources of information, activities (exercises) and suggestions for reflection/implementation into the nurse's practice. Where applicable, a summary of relevant guidance is also included.
In addition, each section of the Curriculum includes a needs assessment test to help the practitioner identify any gaps in their knowledge and skills.
*The NMC defines competence as 'the skills and ability to practise safely and effectively without the need for supervision'. The Practice Nurse Curriculum provides a resource to acquire theoretical knowledge to complement practical skills and experience gained under supervision.