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NURS5044: Exploring Nursing Practice

The unit will address characteristics of the registered nurse role and how specialty-focused nursing practice impacts on patient care. Students will undertake an exploration of the accuracy of data and information used to formulate evidence-based practice. In particular, students will explore the research evidence that supports contemporary clinical nursing practice and examine how this evidence can be used to deliver clinical nursing practice to different patient groups. To investigate the evidence base for nursing practice, students will examine in detail an area of current relevant practice. This topic will be related to their own contemporary practices and students will investigate the evidence base and how this supports or changes current practice.

Code NURS5044
Academic unit Nursing and Midwifery
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. critique primary research and compilations of this research by examining the plausibility of the information
  • LO2. undertake an in-depth exploration of the evidence-base related to an area of contemporary clinical nursing practice, and identify the limitations of the research
  • LO3. investigate the impact of contemporary clinical nursing practice on the provision of patient care in clinical settings
  • LO4. synthesise different forms of evidence related to nursing practice, and critically analyse the credibility of the practice in relation to the evidence.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.