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NURS5061: Expanding Nursing Practice

2024 unit information

This unit of study explores ways of expanding nursing practice. Nurses practising at an advanced practice level incorporate professional leadership, education, research and support of systems into their practice. Their practice includes relevant expertise, critical thinking, complex decision?making, autonomous practice and is effective and safe. They work within a generalist or specialist context and they are responsible and accountable in managing people who have complex healthcare requirements. The characteristics for expanded nursing practice are shaped by the contexts in which nurses practice including organisational needs. Nursing practice is informed by theory, evidence, experiential learning, legislation and by relevant nursing professional bodies and associations. In order to expand practice, nurses need to have comprehensive knowledge, skills and clinical competence relevant to the context of their practice, with the primary motivation to meet the healthcare needs of people. Therefore, this unit will assist students to envisage possibilities for expanding nursing practice within existing professional, organisational 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.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Nursing and Midwifery

Code NURS5061
Academic unit Nursing and Midwifery
Credit points 6

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

  • LO1. identify, investigate and critique the influence of expanded and advanced nursing practice roles
  • LO2. appraise and critique different models of care and the complex issues that impact on nursing practice and service
  • LO3. demonstrate comprehensive knowledge, skill and judgement to articulate an evidence-informed argument for expanded nursing practice in the domain of comprehensive care, education, and/or support of systems

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2023
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2024
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2020
Block mode Mallett Street, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Block mode Remote
Semester 2 2022
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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