Provides students with an opportunity to critically examine issues related to contemporary nursing. It includes a critical analysis of the social, political, organisational, legal and professional factors, that influence contemporary nursing practice.
Availability2017 Course Timetables
- Trimester 2 - 2017
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Synthesize their understanding of socio-cultural, political, legal and professional factors, and health system structures that influence clinical practice, education and safety in health care services;
2. Justify a well developed and articulated position statement on advanced nursing practice;
3. Demonstrate cultural competence by incorporating cultural beliefs and practices into all aspects of practice;
4. Demonstrate a capacity to influence discussion on a range of contemporary issues of relevance to own practice and the discipline of nursing;
5. Demonstrate knowledge of clinical governance, risk management, quality and safety for advanced nursing practice;
6. Critically evaluate the role of clinical supervision in advanced nursing practice
Module 1: Advanced Practice in the Health Care System
This module explores political and socio-cultural factors that influence scope of practice, policy and legislation governing clinical practice and health systems and structures
Module 2: Issues in Contemporary Nursing
This module explores a range of contemporary issues in clinical practice and the workplace. It includes content related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, cultural awareness and safety and actively engages students in identification and critical appraisal of issues pertinent to their practice.
Module 3: Transforming practice through clinical governance
This module explores clinical governance, risk management, quality and safety in advanced nursing practice. Students will critically evaluate the role of evidence based practice and clinical supervision in clinical governance.
Foundations of nursing knowledge, nursing theory, legal and ethical issues, fundamentals of research, human bioscience, psychology, sociology related to practice. Principles of investigative approaches in nursing, concepts and theories relevant to practice, contemporary nursing issues. Academic reading and writing skills, ability to access and evaluate information from a variety of sources, skills in critical analysis, critical judgment, synthesis and evaluation. Ability to conceptualise practice. Demonstrated Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council competencies.
Essay: Essay *
Online Learning Activity: Blog *
Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Clinical Scenario with structured questions *
Portfolio: Clinical Assessment Tool and Learning Portfolio - Nurse Practitioner Students Only *
* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.
In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:
Course Assessment Requirements:
- Portfolio: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.
- Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.
- Online Learning Activity: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.
- Essay: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.
Online 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Self-Directed 8 hour(s) per Week for Full Term