Designed to improve understanding and awareness of general practice, the CNO002 Discovering a Nursing Career in General Practice module is part of a series of training modules endorsed by Chief Nursing Officer for England, Dame Ruth May. It is a national module, providing consistency in learning across the country which is recognised by GPs.
The module is available to nurses and nursing associates at all levels from pre-registration through to registered nurses working in different healthcare settings who want to start a career in general practice.
The three-month module provides an opportunity to gain a better understanding and awareness of primary care and general practice, help nurses and nursing associates to submit a positive application to general practice and help to prepare for interview. It will cover skills and knowledge such as learning how the role fits within the multi-disciplinary team, developing one to one communications skills and understanding how to operate in a primary care environment.
The module is currently being rolled out across the country and will be delivered using a variety of learning techniques from face-to-face learning to virtual reality. It is being delivered through seven universities, details are listed below:
- University of Cumbria (national delivery)
- Teesside University (national delivery)
- Northumbria University (national delivery)
- University of Salford
- Sheffield Hallam University
- Birmingham City University
- University of Derby