Learning does not stop after graduation, especially when it comes to the nursing community which has to continuously be aware of new improvements, innovations, and treatments in MS Care. Work-based learning is one of the numerous flexible learning pathways which allows students to work and study at the same time. Work-based learning experiences involve student interactions with academics and community professionals in real or virtual spheres, allowing them to reinforce and deepen their learning as well as practice. Simply put, work-based learning for nurses allows them to put theory into practice with real-life work experiences.
MS Nurse PRO has recognised that work-based learning, in association with an accredited university, is becoming an increasingly popular way for practitioners to gain credit for their development within the workplace. Moreover, this also provides students with the opportunity to earn credits at work that count towards a university qualification, such as a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree.
For that matter, MS Nurse PRO has partnered up with Birmingham City University to offer a virtual Flexible Work-based Learning Module to health professionals with an interest in MS for the second year running. The course requires students to complete the MS Nurse PRO Foundation Programme and to complete a written assignment focused on applying the knowledge gained into nursing practice. Upon the successful completion of the assignment, students were awarded 20 UK university credits, equivalent to 6-8 ECTs, counting towards their further education.
The initiative was a great success, leading to a second launch this year. Among the many successes of the students, here are a few:
Flexible Work-based Learning does not only allow students to further their professional development through accredited credits, but it also allows students to apply their academic learning to their nursing practice. As one of our 2022 students, Eirini Samdanidou, put it: ‘The course is a bridge that connects academic knowledge with clinical practice by answering questions that nurses face in daily practice.
If you are interested in learning more about the MS Nurse PRO and Birmingham City University Flexible Work-based Learning Module, please visit this page.