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.
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.
|Unit name||Advanced Professional Nursing Practice|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Nursing
|Coordinator||Doctor Paula Foran|
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- 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|
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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.
|Assessment||Group Project (40%)|Leadership interviews and discussion paper (30%)|Reflective paper (30%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
|Required||Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.||Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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