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NURS504 Consolidation of Practice

Extended period of clinical practice to demonstrate competency for entry to registered nurse practice.

Students will consolidate learning across all previous papers in the degree and advance their nursing practice through an extended, intense period of clinical practice. Successful completion of this paper will require demonstration of competence against all the New Zealand Nursing Council Registered Nurses competencies and meeting the Council requirements for completion of a two-year, graduate-entry master's programme.

Paper title Consolidation of Practice
Paper code NURS504
Subject Nursing
EFTS 0.25
Points 30 points
Teaching period 1st Non standard period (10 July 2023 - 3 November 2023) (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,903.00
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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NURS 447 and NURS 501 and NURS 502 and NURS 503
NURS 581
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.
Teaching staff

Dr Patrice Rosengrave

Teaching Arrangements
An extended period of clinical practice (360 hours) under the guidance of a preceptor nurse to enable the student to demonstrate competency for entry to registered nurse practice.
No set text
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

At successful completion of the paper students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate independent, skilful nursing care that is responsive to individuals and family/whānau
  2. Integrate research and theory with clinical reasoning and decision-making to assess, plan and evaluate nursing care for people
  3. Critically evaluate the clinical environment and identify opportunities for innovation in nursing practice and the promotion of quality initiatives for patient care
  4. Participate in nursing and healthcare professional development activities
  5. Demonstrate effective collaboration within teams in healthcare environments
  6. Demonstrate knowledge and skill in effectively directing and delegating within the healthcare team
  7. Demonstrate effective time management and prioritisation skills
  8. Meet the current Nursing Council of New Zealand competencies for registered nurses

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1st Non standard period (10 July 2023 - 3 November 2023)

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system