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NURS441 Professional Nursing

The professional basis of nursing practice, nursing theory and related concepts for nursing.

In this paper students will develop a coherent and extensive knowledge of the nursing profession. Students will use this knowledge to analyse existing and emerging professional issues and critically appraise and apply nursing theory and related concepts - as well as legislative and ethical requirements - to their nursing practice.

Paper title Professional Nursing
Paper code NURS441
Subject Nursing
EFTS 0.1250
Points 15 points
Teaching period 1st Non standard period (20 February 2017 - 8 December 2017)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,294.63
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,562.50

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Limited to
MNSc
Eligibility
An undergraduate degree in any discipline with at least three years' full-time study and a B average in the final two years of the degree
Contact
glenda.lorimer@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Dr Virginia Jones
Teaching Arrangements
Taught face-to-face on the Christchurch campus, 1 - 2.5 hours per week, preparing students for the two clinical placements in the first semester and one in the second semester.
Textbooks
Required: Meleis, A.I. (2011). Theoretical nursing: Development and progress (5th ed). Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Recommended: Johnstone, M-J. (2015). Bioethics: A nursing perspective (6th ed). Australia: Elsevier
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Critical thinking, Research, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
At successful completion of the paper students will be able to:
  1. Critically appraise the historical development of nursing as a profession and identify implications for the future direction of the profession
  2. Critique selected nursing theories and evaluate their application to nursing practice within the current and future health system
  3. Appraise and integrate relevant ethical and legal principles and requirements and critically evaluate these in relation to their nursing practice
  4. Interact and communicate effectively with clients, their families and whānau to reach the most appropriate outcomes
  5. Demonstrate skill in written communication within legislative, organisational and professional requirements
  6. Identify contemporary principles of leadership and management and critique these in relation to the nursing profession
  7. Critically appraise the principles of health promotion and education at individual, group and community levels to devise appropriate evidence-based interventions
  8. Critically analyse and evaluate the registered nurse's role to develop their professional identity, their responsibilities in regard to direction and delegation, and their practice in the multidisciplinary team
  9. Practise in accordance with the Nursing Council of New Zealand competencies and professional standards

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Timetable

1st Non standard period (20 February 2017 - 8 December 2017)

Location
Christchurch
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Moodle

The professional basis of nursing practice, nursing theory and related concepts for nursing.

In this paper students will develop a coherent and extensive knowledge of the nursing profession. Students will use this knowledge to analyse existing and emerging professional issues and critically appraise and apply nursing theory and related concepts - as well as legislative and ethical requirements - to their nursing practice.

Paper title Professional Nursing
Paper code NURS441
Subject Nursing
EFTS 0.1250
Points 15 points
Teaching period 1st Non standard period (19 February 2018 - 7 December 2018)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,320.50
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,745.00

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Limited to
MNSc
Eligibility
An undergraduate degree in any discipline with at least three years' full-time study and a B average in the final two years of the degree
Contact
nursing.science@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Dr Virginia Jones
Teaching Arrangements
Taught face-to-face on the Christchurch campus, 1 - 2.5 hours per week, preparing students for the two clinical placements in the first semester and one in the second semester.
Textbooks
Required: Meleis, A.I. (2011). Theoretical nursing: Development and progress (5th ed). Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Recommended: Johnstone, M-J. (2015). Bioethics: A nursing perspective (6th ed). Australia: Elsevier
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Critical thinking, Research, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
At successful completion of the paper students will be able to:
  1. Critically appraise the historical development of nursing as a profession and identify implications for the future direction of the profession
  2. Critique selected nursing theories and evaluate their application to nursing practice within the current and future health system
  3. Appraise and integrate relevant ethical and legal principles and requirements and critically evaluate these in relation to their nursing practice
  4. Interact and communicate effectively with clients, their families and whÄnau to reach the most appropriate outcomes
  5. Demonstrate skill in written communication within legislative, organisational and professional requirements
  6. Identify contemporary principles of leadership and management and critique these in relation to the nursing profession
  7. Critically appraise the principles of health promotion and education at individual, group and community levels to devise appropriate evidence-based interventions
  8. Critically analyse and evaluate the registered nurse's role to develop their professional identity, their responsibilities in regard to direction and delegation and their practice in the multidisciplinary team
  9. Practise in accordance with the Nursing Council of New Zealand (NCNZ) competencies and professional standards

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Timetable

1st Non standard period (19 February 2018 - 7 December 2018)

Location
Christchurch
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Moodle