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NUR4926

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Postgraduate - Unit

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Organisational UnitSchool of Nursing and Midwifery
OfferedClayton Second semester 2013 (Flexible)
Coordinator(s)Dr Ian Mosley, Ms Kelli Innes, Grace Stankewicz (Peninsula)

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.

Outcomes

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 behavioural 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

Clinical Performance Appraisal (Pass/ Fail)
Examination (60%)
Assignment (40%)
Clinical Hurdles (Pass/ Fail)

Chief examiner(s)

Co-requisites

Must be enrolled in Master of Nursing (1250)
NUR5703 Advanced pathophysiology and health assessment