Feb 2 2010 By James Shepherd
Are you an RGN with or without a degree? Are you daunted by the prospect of academic study?
Do you want to obtain an undergraduate degree or a Master’s in the most meaningful way without leaving your job?
This is an opportunity for Registered General Nurses to answer the Government's latest requirement that all nurses have a degree by 2013.
The renowned Work Based and Integrative Studies Programme (WBIS) is a well-established degree framework run by the Professional Development Unit in the Centre of Work Related Studies at the University of Chester. WBIS has provided hundreds of work based degrees for professionals across the health service.
The University of Chester can give full recognition to RGNs’ experience, knowledge and expertise by allowing them to drive the academic curriculum through Work Based Projects and Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).
The Programme, which operates at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, engages over 1000 students, 300 of whom are health care professionals. Our tutors are specialists in the field of work based learning and highly committed to the underpinning philosophy. Students will be allocated a Personal Academic Tutor who will be well versed in health care professionals’ specific study requirements.
Requiring no lengthy blocks of time away from work, WBIS provides:
Typically these are ‘front-loaded’, face-to-face in a one- or two-day workshop, or on-line through a virtual learning environment. In either case, you will seek to put the theory into practice in your specific workplace environment. This method ensures the minimum disruption to your working life as further tutorial support can be arranged at your convenience and e-mail, telephone or personal tutorials as required.
Work based projects (known as Negotiated Experiential Learning Modules – NELMs):
The key here is ‘Negotiation’. You tell us what you want to achieve and we will facilitate work-based projects suitable for academic recognition.
Accredited Prior Experiential Learning (APEL):
Your learning experiences at work can be converted into academic credits – your tutor will help facilitate a claim.
Why not come and see us, talk to our tutors and talk to students who have studied/who are studying with us?
For general enquiries contact our Office Manager Lizzy Williams:
Tel: 01244 512122