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NS5903 - Nurse Practitioner Clinical Practice 1

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

Students undertake supervised/mentored clinical practice in a selected clinical setting to develop their understanding of advanced practice nursing knowledge, reasoning, and intervention skills for the prevention of disease, health promotion, and illness within a specialised nursing area. With preceptor supervision, students synthesise theoretical knowledge with clinical practicum situations in the evaluation of uncomplicated, stable, patient/client presentations, demonstrated through complete and focused physical examinations, history taking, diagnostic ordering and interpretation and therapeutic management.

Learning Outcomes

  • conduct advanced, culturally competent comprehensive and holistic health assessments of stable and uncomplicated presentations relevant to specialised nursing field with supervision;
  • differentiate between normal, variations of normal and abnormal findings in clinical assessment;
  • synthesise and interpret client/patient history, physical findings and diagnostic data with supervision to identify normal and abnormal findings to generate problem lists and problem prioritisation in stable and uncomplicated situations;
  • make informed clinical decisions about preventative, diagnostic and therapeutic interventions and treatment options in stable and uncomplicated situations;
  • evaluate established and evolving clinical knowledge;
  • identify intrinsic nursing values that inform nurse practitioner practice and an holistic approach to patient/client/community care;
  • actively participate in multidisciplinary team collaboration to facilitate safe and effective patient/client centred health outcomes within a clearly defined scope of practice;
  • critically reflect on clinical skills and competencies for advanced and extended clinical practice.
Prerequisites: NS5901 AND NS5902 AND NS5921 AND NS5905

Availabilities

External, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coordinator: Dr Susan Edwards
Lecturers: Dr John Smithson, Dr Susan Edwards.
Workload expectations:
  • 190 hours placement
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: mini-cex evaluation of clinical practice x12 [sat/unsat]; preceptor formative evaluation of clinical practice x 3 [sat/unsat]; clinical log submission including 190 hours clinical practice evidence [sat/unsat].
Special Assessment Requirements: Verification of Clinical Support

External, Study Period 2
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Coordinator: Dr Susan Edwards
Lecturers: Dr John Smithson, Dr Susan Edwards.
Workload expectations:
  • 190 hours placement
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: mini-cex evaluation of clinical practice x12 [sat/unsat]; preceptor formative evaluation of clinical practice x3 [sat/unsat]; clinical log submission including 190 hours clinical practice evidence [sat/unsat].
Special Assessment Requirements: Verification of Clinical Support

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