Courses & Units

Advanced Professional Nursing Practice CNA802

Launceston

Note:

Offered to Registered Nurses with specialist qualifications and extensive clinical experience. Completion of the Graduate Diploma in Nursing (or equivalent) is required. This unit uses group work and late enrolment may affect your ability to participate actively.

Introduction

This unit aims to assist nurses with advanced knowledge and skills to identify and explore opportunities for transformative nursing practice within their individual clinical settings. The unit content examines and critiques past and present leadership theories and practices in nursing. You are encouraged to creatively envision and develop strategies to stimulate innovation, learning and collaboration in nursing practice as well as explore how clinical research findings are applied in the context of social, economic, professional, and cultural change.

Summary

Unit name Advanced Professional Nursing Practice
Unit code CNA802
Credit points 25
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Nursing
Discipline Nursing
Coordinator Doctor Paula Foran
Available as student elective? No
Level Postgraduate

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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Learning Outcomes

  • analyse the factors that have influenced past and present leadership in nursing.
  • identify and critique the major theories relating to clinical leadership in nursing.
  • illustrate the link between leadership and clinical governance.
  • identify and evaluate techniques and methods to promote practice development and practice change.
  • distinguish and reflect on the contextual factors and personal and group behaviours that influence the effectiveness of collaborative practice.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
not applicable

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Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Individual Study – This unit is offered fully online via MyLO (My Learning Online). You are expected to devote around 20 hours per week to the study materials, assessment tasks and self-directed learning.

AssessmentGroup Project (40%)|Leadership interviews and discussion paper (30%)|Reflective paper (30%)
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Textbooks

Required Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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