Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedNot offered in 2014


The purpose of this unit is to provide the student with an understanding of the management process, as it applies to the delivery of nursing care to clientele in a variety of settings.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students will be expected to be able to:

  1. appreciate the importance of management in a dynamic changing environment;

  1. apply the concepts and methods of management to plan and organise coordinated delivery of nursing care;

  1. demonstrate a knowledge of leadership and its role in promoting quality of health care;

  1. evaluate an aspect of nursing administration of a health care unit or agency utilising appropriate tools and methods;

  1. assess the need for and plan change within a health care unit or agency; and

  1. use a variety of management skills to improve effectiveness of nursing care delivery.


Assignments: 100%
Assignment 1: 2000 words - 40%
Assignment 2: 3000 words - 60%

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Only available to students enrolled in: Bachelor of Nursing or Bachelor of Nursing Practice