Applied Numeracy Assessments within the Nursing Associate Curriculum

Lloyd, Andy (2020) Applied Numeracy Assessments within the Nursing Associate Curriculum. Nurse Education in Practice, 48. Art No 102753. doi:10.1016/j.nepr.2020.102753

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Abstract

The nursing associate is a new role in England, creating a bridge between unqualified health care assistants and registered nurses. Health Education England (HEE) and the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) were instrumental in designing a national curriculum for this new qualification (HEE, 2017). Pilot schemes were quickly set up, including the launch of the University of Gloucestershire's 2-year Foundation Degree Nursing Associate programme in April 2017. My work supporting Trainee Nursing Associates (TNAs) to meet the new NMC requirements has led to reflection upon issues of educational consistency and, in particular, an exploration of the evidence base for 100% applied numeracy standards. This paper sets out discussion points around consistency and validity that are broadly applicable to nurse education across the U.K.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Applied numeracy assessment; Nursing
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Health and Social Care > Nursing
Research Priority Areas: Sport, Exercise, Health & Wellbeing
Depositing User: Susan Turner
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2020 15:23
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2020 14:45
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/8210

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