Nurses working in senior clinical positions assist in providing care to groups of patients and their families, both directly and indirectly. In doing so nurses must incorporate individual need with the requirements of the department/unit, hospital and local health district. The provision of coordinated patient care is supported by organisational structures at the hospital and area health service level, which are guided by the NSW Ministry of Health and organisations such as the Agency for Clinical Innovation and the Clinical Excellence Commission. Nursing practice is also informed by relevant nursing professional bodies and associations. This unit will assist students to envisage possibilities for their own expanding practice within the existing professional and legislative frameworks. As part of expanding the individual nurse's repertoire, students will be encouraged to broaden their specialty knowledge and nursing practice and will have the opportunity to further develop specialist knowledge and practice related to a specific practice topic.
four intensive, on-campus study days
project proposal (satisfactory/unsatisfactory), project evidence (35%) and project report (65%)