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Professional Development in Nursing: Introduction to Nursing Inquiry - HEA00061C

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  • Department: Health Sciences
  • Module co-ordinator: Mrs. Isabel Soler-Randerson
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: C
  • Academic year of delivery: 2024-25

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching period
C Summer Term 2024-25

Module aims

Develop foundational knowledge of the nursing profession and oneself as a student of nursing.

Module learning outcomes

By the end of the module, students will be able to:

  1. Identify aspects of nursing philosophy relating to your own development as a student of nursing.
  2. Describe the concept of care and person centeredness.
  3. Reflect on your own life experience and your emerging development as a student of nursing.
  4. Recognise the role of different types of evidence to inform nursing practice.
  5. Recognise professional responsibilities of a nurse from a range of perspectives.


Task Length % of module mark
Essay 3000 words
N/A 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Essay 3000 words
N/A 100

Module feedback

Written feedback for the summative assessment is provided on the standard proforma, within the timescale specified in the programme handbook.

Indicative reading

Chambers, C & Ryder, E (2016) Excellence in Compassionate Nursing Care – Leading the change

Heaslip & Lindsay (2019) Research and evidence based practice for nursing, health and social care students. Lantern Publishing

Holland, K (2016), Cultural Awareness in Nursing and Health Care, Routledge 

Pa´draig, O´. L., (2017) Nurses and nursing; the person and the profession. Routledge

Tee, S (2016) Person-Centred Approaches in Healthcare: A Handbook for Nurses and Midwives. Open University Press.

The information on this page is indicative of the module that is currently on offer. The University is constantly exploring ways to enhance and improve its degree programmes and therefore reserves the right to make variations to the content and method of delivery of modules, and to discontinue modules, if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary by the University. Where appropriate, the University will notify and consult with affected students in advance about any changes that are required in line with the University's policy on the Approval of Modifications to Existing Taught Programmes of Study.