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Missed opportunities: Module design to meet the learning and access needs of practitioners - A work based learning pilot in the rehabilitation setting

Williamson, T, Owens, D, Rosen, L and Rutherford, J 2007, Missed opportunities: Module design to meet the learning and access needs of practitioners - A work based learning pilot in the rehabilitation setting , Project Report, University of Salford, Salford, Manchester.

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Abstract

This collaborative study met the shared concern of academics and practice partners to optimise the professional development of registered nurses working in rehabilitation settings. For many nurses working in these areas, involvement in post-registration professional development had traditionally been avoided or difficult to access. Nurses themselves reported feeling overlooked. Discussions with the Flexible Learning Team within the University highlighted a shared recognition of the potential for work based learning approaches to meet the needs of rehabilitation nurses. A pilot work based learning module was tailored for rehabilitation nurses. This bespoke, elongated module utilising self-selected assessment methods and a virtual learning environment was employed with an original cohort of 12 students. Evaluation was inbuilt from the outset and captured views of various stakeholders and identified immediate and longer term outcomes. Perceived impact on the students and their clinical practice was significant, suggesting that under certain conditions, WBL can greatly enhance professional development of participants.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Themes: Subjects / Themes > R Medicine > RT Nursing
Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work Research
Publisher: University of Salford
ISBN: 9781905732203
Funders: University of Salford / Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
Depositing User: T Williamson
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2011 11:48
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2015 13:10
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/12869

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