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NS3410 - Nursing Inquiry 3 - Nursing Knowledge

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Nursing, Midwifery & Nutrition (pre 2015)

Available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Nursing Science (Post-registration) Fiji program.

This subject discusses the development of nursing theories and links specific nursing theories to research and to practical application in the students clinical experience. The second module focuses on ethical concepts within nursing. Principles and theories of ethics are explored and students are encouraged to deconstruct medical-legal and ethical dilemmas that are encountered in practice.

Learning Outcomes

  • develop an understanding of the role and importance of ethics in professional life, clinical judgement and research;
  • develop processes of critical thinking and reflective practice for incorporation into their professional practice;
  • identify the key characteristics of various nursing models and theories and their application to practice;
  • identify theoretical and conceptual frameworks applicable to nursing research;
  • critically analyse the interrelationship between nursing theory, research and practice;
  • reflect upon conflicts between personal and professional values and ethics.


FSN Fiji, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Nichole Harvey
Workload expectations:
  • 50 hours
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (50%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.