Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
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This subject is not offered in 2014.
|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. Total time commitment 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. The student must also provide documentation of employer support and multidisciplinary mentorship arrangements necessary to undertake the extensions to practice in the clinical component of the subject within their workplace or related agencies.
Students complete a competency based learning contract that is tailored to achievement within one semester. Students may or may not need to take the partner subject 514724 Advanced Nursing Practice in Context 1 to achieve the full skill set required to meet specific role extension profiles.
|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.
Melbourne School of Health Sciences
The University of Melbourne
Alan Gilbert Building, Level 7, 161 Barry St
Carlton Victoria 3010 AUSTRALIA
T: +61 3 8344 4171
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The subject considers contemporary issues related to professional practice and clinical leadership in advanced practice roles nursing.
The aim of this subject is to provide the student with the knowledge and skills to enable them to lead practice and service development in their area of specialty.
The core content of this subject will assist the student to understand the political, economic, professional, ethical, social and clinical influences on advanced practice nursing models. Students will critique different models of service delivery, governance structures, methods for evaluating and sustaining measurable outcomes in practice
The subject will also assist students to identify their own learning and development needs and, where necessary, negotiate access to a range of resources to enable them to meet their learning objectives.
The core content will prepare students to undertake a project that will facilitate the application of theory to their practice context. The focus of the project will be to develop the knowledge and skill required to lead service development and practice improvement as well as influence colleagues
Students will be required to develop a learning contract based on their individual learning needs which will be used to demonstrate development of an advanced practice role. The ANMC Competency Standards for Nurse Practitioners and where relevant, competency standards for advanced practitioners developed by specialty professional groups will be used to guide the learning contract development. Knowledge and skills developed should be described in the learning contract and demonstrated through the compilation of a practice portfolio that includes (but is not limited to) governance models, documentation of scope of practice and service evaluation strategies.
The 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.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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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|
Master of Advanced Nursing Practice |
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