Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2013:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 hours: 12 hours on campus and 24 hours online. |
Total Time Commitment:
Students are expected to devote approximately 6-10 hours per week to this subject. 72-120 hours.
The student is required to have concurrent employment as a Registered Nurse and be engaged in or working towards an advanced practice role in their area of specialisation.
The student must also provide documentation of appropriate clinicial mentorship to undertake activities to expand their current scope of practice within their workplace or related agencies.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:|| |
It is recommended that Health Assessment for Advanced Nursing Practice 1 and 2 is completed prior to enrolment.
|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.
Melbourne School of Health Sciences
The University of Melbourne
Level 1, 200 Berkeley St
Carlton Victoria 3010 AUSTRALIA
T: +61 3 9345 5331
F: +61 3 8344 4188
This subject focuses on knowledge and clinical skill development for an expanded scope of practice in an area of specialty practice.
The core content of this subject will include defining scope of practice and advanced practice nursing roles.
An exploration of advanced practice, expansion of speciality practice, and the role of the nurse practitioner including the regulatory, professional, ethical and practical influences on scope of practice will be explored. In this context, students will consider the implications of mentorship, clinical supervision and clinical governance models before embarking on a project that expands their own scope of practice.
The core content will prepare students to undertake a project that will allow them to apply relevant theory related to advanced practice nursing to their own specialty context. The project will expand their current nursing knowledge and skills to an advanced practice level.
The focus of the project will be on developing the capacity to apply evidence to nursing assessment and management strategies, developing sophisticated assessment, problem-solving, planning and technical skills for client groups that are specific to their designated specialty. For those students undertaking the NP pathway, the contract will include the development of advanced diagnostic reasoning skills, including the use of relevant diagnostic tools. Project development, implementation and evaluation strategies for the treatment plans that address specific extensions to practice will be incorporated in the project. The assessment, investigation and treatment plans should be client focused (eg. culturally sensitive, socioeconomically relevant, sustainable and negotiated with the client and other members of the health care team.
With collegial support from a multidisciplinary team and the subject coordinator, students will develop a learning contract to articulate their project. The ANMC Competency Standards for Nurse Practitioners and where relevant competency standards for advanced practitioners issued by specialty professional groups will be used to guide the project aim, contract development and completion. Students will demonstrate achievement of knowledge and skills described in the contract through compilation of a practice portfolio.
This subject will assists students to develop the capacity to identify their own clinical learning and development needs and access a range of resources to enable them to meet their objectives.
This subject is designed to support students to meet the ANMC Competency Standards for Nurse Practitioners (2006).
This subject is a mandatory component of the Nurse Practitioner pathway of the Master of Advanced Nursing Practice.
Following completion of this subject it is expected that the student will be able to:
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References and recommended readings are supplied according to the requirements identified in the collaborative competency based learning contract.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
On completion of the subject students should have developed the following generic skills of the Melbourne graduate and postgraduate coursework student:
|Links to further information:||http://www.nursing.unimelb.edu.au|
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