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NURS6031: Frameworks for Practice (MN)

Advanced knowledge of clinical leadership is inherent in the role of a registered nurse in a range of contexts to fulfil the mandate for patient safety and quality in health care. The high proportion of nurses within the health care workforce compared to any other health care profession, points to nurses as having the potential for the greatest influence on patient safety and person-centred quality care. The unit of study aims to equip students to develop their understanding of leadership in nursing and the specific contribution of nursing clinical leadership to the safety and quality of patient care. The unit also aims to increase students’ teamwork; followership and collaborative skills; and their understanding of how these contribute to effective communication in professional healthcare settings. Through their engagement with the unit, students will build upon their capabilities to become a reflective clinician. Students will advance their knowledge and application of the regulatory, legal, and ethical frameworks that safeguard the public and by which they will be accountable. This unit of study also equips students with the skills to effectively transition to a graduate registered nurse.

Code NURS6031
Academic unit Nursing and Midwifery
Credit points 6
NURS5081 and NURS5082

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

  • LO1. Critically appraise clinical nursing leadership theories and relate these concepts to clinical governance, quality and safety in health care.
  • LO2. Further develop and apply leadership attributes and collaboration skills as preparation for practice.
  • LO3. Demonstrate a thorough understanding and application of the National Law, Codes of Conduct for Nurses, Code of Ethics, and Registered Nurse Standards for Practice.
  • LO4. Evaluate a meaningful clinical experience within a reflective practice framework.
  • LO5. Understand the requirements for registration as a registered nurse and prepare for the transition to graduate nurse.