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|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:
2 day intensive and online
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 12 hours on-campus (2 day intensive) 24 hours online tutorials |
Total Time Commitment:
Students are expected to devote approximately 6 hours per week to this subject.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's courses. Students who feel their disability will impact on meeting this requirement are encouraged to discuss this matter with the Course Coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.
School of Nursing and Social Work
The University of Melbourne
Level 5, 234 Queensberry St
Carlton Victoria 3053 AUSTRALIA
T: +61 3 8344 9400
F: +61 3 9347 4375
This subject considers contemporary issues relating to the professional responsibility associated with assuming advanced practice roles. Students are guided to appreciate the history and development of advanced practice and the role of the advanced practitioner as it is positioned within the local and global health care environment. Health policy is considered as a driving force for development of advanced practice and health policy implications of extended practice are critiqued. The regulations governing nurse accountability are analysed and the relationship between accountability, legislation, licensure, certification and credentialing are examined. Legal and ethical issues relating to advanced practice are considered. The need to monitor and evaluate the contribution of advanced practice activities to health outcomes is explored within a framework of clinical governance and students learn how to use clinical audit processes relevant to their advanced practice role. The importance of leadership as a component of advanced practice is emphasized. Students participate in learning activities to identify leadership qualities, develop their leadership potential and develop their skills in disseminating knowledge using a variety of verbal and written methods. An on-campus class forum provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to contextualise the content of this subject and debate key issues.
Following completion of this subject it is expected that the student will be able to:
• Define advanced nursing practice and contextualise it to their area of specialty;
Hurdle requirement: Participation in 75% of on-line discussion forums
Hamric, A.B. Spross, J.A., & Hanson, C.M. (eds) (2005). Advanced Practice Nursing: An Integrative Approach. St Louis: Elsevier Saunder
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:||On completion of the subject students should have developed the ability to apply the generic skills of the Melbourne graduate and postgraduate to support advanced nursing practice by demonstrating: |
|Links to further information:||http://www.nursing.unimelb.edu.au/|
This subject has a multi-media tutorial component delivered via the University's on-line Learning Management System (LMS). Students must have access to appropriate computer facilities and the Internet.
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