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    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

    Paper title Consolidation of Practice
    Subject Nursing
    EFTS 0.25
    Points 30 points
    Teaching period 1st Non standard period (15 July 2024 - 8 November 2024) (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $2,984.25
    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.

    Teaching staff

    Convener: Jo Borren

    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:

    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
    Children's Act
    Safety check is completed prior to unconditional offer of place in MNScWhen is Student Safety Check for this paper is processed? This paper is limited to a programme


    1st Non standard period (15 July 2024 - 8 November 2024)

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system
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