Contemporary Issues in Nursing - Single module
Level 6 (20 credits)

NHS Funding available
Part-time study available
Alternative start dates available

3 good reasons to study Contemporary Issues in Nursing - Single module at Salford


How political, professional and social factors influence the developments within nursing


Delivered by staff who are subject experts in their field


Apply what you have learned to your own nursing practice

Course Summary

You can take this course as a single module for BSc (Hons) Enhancing Professional Health Care Practice

This module will look at:


  • Development of knowledge and is application to practice
  • Integration theory and practice
  • Changes in professional boundaries and roles
  • Development of health care practice
  • Improving services


  • Changes in nurse education
  • Influences of nurse education in practice
  • Support systems within a learning organisation


  • Development of health care initiatives
  • Management of organisational changes in practice
  • Use of information technology
  • Nursing leadership within a political, professional and social context

Research/Evidence-based practice

  • Evidence-based practice
  • Clinical effectiveness

Entry Requirements

  • Registered with an appropriate professional body
  • 120 credits at Level 2
  • If your first language is not English you must provide evidence of proficiency - IELTS 6.5 band score or above are proof of this.

Accreditation for Prior Experiential Learning (APEL)

We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.

The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course.

Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).

Applicant profile

We positively welcome applications from students who may not meet the stated entry criteria but who can demonstrate their ability to successfully pursue a programme of study in higher education. Students who do not have formal entry qualifications are required to sit a written assessment which is designed for this purpose. Support in preparing for the written assessment is available from the University. Please contact Gill Colgan the Director of Admissions for further information.

Supporting Information and Personal statement if you are applying through NHS North West CPD-Apply

Supporting information: you should include details of your current post and role and previous study at level 5 / 6

Personal statement: please outline the reasons why you wish to undertake this module. 


This module combines lectures, group work, directed study and peer presentations. You will have access to teaching and learning materials via the virtual learning environment (Blackboard).


  • Seminar presentation - 70%
  • 1000 words synopsis - 30%


Career Prospects

This module can be taken as stand-alone for continuing professional development purposes. You can apply what you have learnt to your own area of practice and consolidate your skills in contemporary issues in nursing

Links with Industry

We work with over 100 health and social care organisations so our links with industry are very strong. These relationships will be of direct benefit to you because our academic team work in practice in some of these organisations at a senior level so are able to keep you at the forefront of developments in the sector which in turn help you provide a better service.

Further Study

Fees and Funding