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.
About this paper
|Consolidation of Practice
|1st Non standard period (15 July 2024 - 8 November 2024) (On campus)
|Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD )
|International Tuition Fees
|Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
- 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.
- More information link
- View more information about the Master of Nursing Science (MNSc)
- Teaching staff
- 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 textbooks required.
- 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:
- Demonstrate independent, skilful nursing care that is responsive to individuals and family/whānau
- Integrate research and theory with clinical reasoning and decision-making to assess, plan and evaluate nursing care for people
- Critically evaluate the clinical environment and identify opportunities for innovation in nursing practice and the promotion of quality initiatives for patient care
- Participate in nursing and healthcare professional development activities
- Demonstrate effective collaboration within teams in healthcare environments
- Demonstrate knowledge and skill in effectively directing and delegating within the healthcare team
- Demonstrate effective time management and prioritisation skills
- Meet the current Nursing Council of New Zealand competencies for registered nurses