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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|
|Teaching period||1st Non standard period (15 February 2021 - 3 December 2021)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,389.00|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$5,285.13|
- Limited to
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.
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- View more information about the Master of Nursing Science (MNSc)
- Teaching staff
- 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.
Meleis, A.I. (2018). Theoretical nursing: Development and progress (6th ed). Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Interdisciplinary perspective, Critical thinking, Research, Teamwork.
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- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this paper will be able to
- Critically appraise the historical development of nursing as a profession and identify implications for the future direction of the profession
- Critique selected nursing theories and evaluate their application to nursing practice within the current and future health system
- Appraise and integrate relevant ethical and legal principles and requirements and critically evaluate these in relation to their nursing practice
- Interact and communicate effectively with clients, their families and whānau to reach the most appropriate outcomes
- Demonstrate skill in written communication within legislative, organisational and professional requirements
- Identify contemporary principles of leadership and management and critique these in relation to the nursing profession
- Critically appraise the principles of health promotion and education at individual, group and community levels to devise appropriate evidence-based interventions
- 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
- Practise in accordance with the Nursing Council of New Zealand (NCNZ) competencies and professional standards