The unit will address characteristics of the advanced registered nurse role and how the specialty-focussed development of nursing practice impacts on patient care. This will involve an exploration of the role of the advanced registered nurse and how nurses conceptualise, adapt and lead practice in contemporary paradigms. In addition, this unit of study will explore the accuracy of information and data used to formulate evidence-based practice. In particular, students will explore relevant literature that supports contemporary nursing practice and examine information and evidence foundation and implementation to support advanced nursing practice to diverse groups of patients. To investigate the support of advanced nursing practice, students will examine in detail an area of relevant practice to their professional role. Students will chose a topic related to their current practice and undertake an investigation of the literature base and how this may be used to support or change current practice.
four intensive, on-campus study days
written review (25%), poster (25%), presentation (15%) and written case study (35%)