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NS5906 - Nurse Practitioner Clinical Practice 2

Credit points: 3
Year: 2015
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. Students will progress from assisted practitioner level to a level of increasing autonomy. Students are required to synthesise theoretical knowledge with clinical practicum situations in the evaluation of complex and unpredictable patient/client presentations, inclusive of comorbidities, 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 assessment relevant to the specialised nursing field across stable, unpredictable and complex situations;
  • differentiate between normal, variations of normal and abnormal findings in clinical assessment with minimal supervision;
  • demonstrate ability to synthesise and interpret client/patient history, physical findings and diagnostic data to identify normal and abnormal findings to generate problem lists, problem prioritisation, differential diagnoses and probable diagnosis in stable, unpredictable and complex situations;
  • demonstrate application of informed and autonomous clinical decisions related to preventative management, diagnostics, therapeutic interventions and treatment options in stable, unpredictable and complex situations;
  • demonstrate ability to evaluate and apply established and evolving clinical knowledge to practice throughout the individual practice context;
  • demonstrate ability to appropriately utilise clinical decision tools in practice settings;
  • demonstrate the ability to conduct research;
  • actively participate in and lead 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 AND NS5922 AND NS5903

Availabilities

External, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2015
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturer: Dr John Smithson.
Workload expectations:
  • 190 hours clinical placement
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: mini-cex evaluation of clinical practice x6 [sat/unsat]; assignments (%); 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

External, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2015
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturer: Dr John Smithson.
Workload expectations:
  • 190 hours clinical placement
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: mini-cex evaluation of clinical practice x6 [sat/unsat]; assignments (%); 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

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.