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Expanding Clinical Nursing Practice - NURS5061

Year - 2020

This unit of study explores ways of expanding nursing practice. Nursing practice is supported by evidence-based practice, experiential learning and also informed by relevant nursing professional bodies and associations. In order to expand practice, nurses need to have comprehensive knowledge, improved skill(s) and clinical experiences to develop nursing practice. This, however, can be challenging to model as nurses work in a variety of clinical and non-clinical positions and nursing work is carried out within the requirements of the department/unit, hospital and local health district. Therefore, expanding nursing practice needs to be conducted in a manner that is supported by research, organizational structures, and within legislative requirements. Therefore, this unit will assist students to envisage possibilities for expanding nursing practice within the existing professional and legislative frameworks. As part of expanding the individual nurse┬┐s repertoire, students will have the opportunity to further develop specialist knowledge and practice related to a specific practice topic.

four intensive, on-campus study days

Student assessment (100%) conducted throughout the semester, as advised within the relevant unit of study outline


Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 1

24 Feb 2020

Department/School: Nursing and Midwifery
Study Mode: Block mode
Census Date: 31 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
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