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NUR4926

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedClayton First semester 2010 (Flexible)
Clayton Second semester 2010 (Flexible)
Clayton Full year 2010 (Flexible)
Gippsland Second semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Peninsula First semester 2010 (Day)
Peninsula First semester 2010 (Flexible)
Peninsula Second semester 2010 (Day)
Peninsula Second semester 2010 (Flexible)
Peninsula Full year 2010 (Flexible)
Coordinator(s)Mr Ian Mosley (Peninsula Campus), Ms Elizabeth Jacob (Gippsland Campus)

Synopsis

The advance practice general nurse requires a diverse knowledge and skill base to appropriately and effectively assess and manage clients/patients in a hospital environment. This unit has a conceptual framework of education, advanced practice issues, clinical risk management and outcome resolution. The unit enables the student to develop proficiency in the holistic management of patients in a variety of hospital settings.

Objectives

On completion of this unit students will be expected to be able to:

  1. Analyse the clinical issues supporting and complicating advanced practice in medical/ surgical nursing.
  2. Plan and implement appropriate, evidence based, therapeutic nursing interventions related to the management of medical and surgical patients.
  3. Plan and implement appropriate, evidence based, therapeutic nursing interventions related to the management of medical and surgical patients who also experience psychological and behavioral management dysfunction.
  4. Apply effective interpersonal skills in caring for the patient, their families and members of the multi-disciplinary team.
  5. Identify and analyse situational issues that support advance practice.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of the socio-cultural, legal, ethical, and age related issues associated with the nursing management of medical and surgical patients.

Assessment

Exam
Assignment
Clinical performance appraisal
Objective Structured Clinical Assessment.

Chief examiner(s)

Mr Ian Mosley

Co-requisites

NUR5703 Advanced pathophysiology and health assessment