External Examiner – Pre-registration Nursing (Child Health) – University of Plymouth

Opening Date:
25 Nov 2019
Closing Date:
9 Dec 2019
Salary Range:

External Examiner
Pre-registration Nursing (Child Health) – University of Plymouth

We are seeking to appoint a Subject External Examiner for the Pre-registration Nursing (Child Health) programme. This programme is based within the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Health; Medicine, Dentistry and Human Sciences. This position does require the external examiner to be a Children’s Nurse, have a recordable teaching qualification and a current registration with the Nursing & Midwifery Council.

With the introduction of the new standards the Pre-registration Nursing will consist of a three year BSc offering registration in either adult, child or mental health nursing (this is also available part-time and as an apprenticeship); a two year MSc for graduates with healthcare experience which offers registration in one of those fields; and a four year Integrated Master of Nursing which offers a master’s degree and registration in any two of the fields of nursing practice we offer. The first two years of the BSc/MNurs will be generic, with field specific modules rolling out in the third and fourth (MNurs only) years. We will be rolling out the new programmes to new first and second years from September 2019. Third year students will remain on the existing pathway in 2019 to minimise disruption to their learning. Successful completion leads to eligibility to register with the Nursing & Midwifery Council on part 1 of the register.

The appointment will be until the 31 October 2023 and the commitment required is as follows:
• To attend an assessment panel per year and the submission of an annual external examiner report.
• To review a range of coursework throughout the year
• To engage in communication with the programme team
• To carry out at least one interim engagement per year (which may take the form of a ‘virtual’ visit by video conference/Skype in recognition of the logistical difficulties presented by Plymouth’s geographical location) and at least one face to face visit during the term of office to obtain feedback from staff and students on assessment in practice and to strengthen their engagement with the ongoing teaching and learning process.

All appointments are subject to the candidate meeting the University’s criteria for appointment. If you would like to be considered for this role, please submit a CV by email to extexhhs@plymouth.ac.uk by 9 December 2019 or for further information about the role email Matthew Carey (Field Lead)