External Examiner – PG Diploma/MMedSci Nursing (Including MMedSci Top Up)

Opening Date:
28 Mar 2019
Closing Date:
30 Apr 2019
Salary Range:

The University of Sheffield School of Nursing and Midwifery is seeking to appoint an external examiner for the above programme leading to registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as an adult nurse.

The appointment will be from September 2019 for a period of 4 years.

The 2 years with APEL programme, which has been developed around a problem based learning philosophy, was revalidated under current professional body standards in October 2011 and was approved at the first presentation without condition.

There are four units of learning with theoretical assessments as follows:

• Foundations in health and nursing: Numeracy examination and Patchwork Text
• Care of the patient with acute and short term needs: Care study presentation and supporting paper
• Care of patients with long term and complex needs: Triple jump examination
• Transitions to practice – managing and organising care: Poster presentation and supporting paper

There is also a long module extending over units 1, 2, 3, 4 which is assessed alongside unit 4

All students are assessed in practice using the NMC essential skills clusters and as well as the assessment of competence do have to maintain a portfolio of learning and the EU directives.

In addition to the review of theoretical assessments external examiners will be expected to engage with the assessment of practice, review APEL documents for applicants accepted onto the programme and attend the relevant examination boards.

Please be aware that some of the dates on the assessment calendars are short turnarounds.

For further information please contact: Barbara Howard (b.w.howard@sheffield.ac.uk)

Expressions of interest and CV should be sent to Mrs Tracey Pacan (Team Leader) at t.m.pacan@sheffield.ac.uk