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NURS581 Integration of Nursing Theory and Practice

Completion of an in-depth case study demonstrating application of nursing frameworks and integration of theory, research and practice.

Drawing on clinical experience to demonstrate mastery of subject matter and professional practice, students will evaluate aspects of nursing care to develop quality initiatives for health outcomes and recommendations to innovate and improve current practice. Students will undertake the clinical elective (NURS 504) in tandem with this paper.

Paper title Integration of Nursing Theory and Practice
Paper code NURS581
Subject Nursing
EFTS 0.125
Points 15 points
Teaching period 1st Non standard period (10 July 2023 - 3 November 2023) (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,451.50
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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NURS 447, NURS 501, NURS 502, NURS 503
NURS 504
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 Chris Moir

Paper Structure
NURS 504 will be undertaken concurrently with this paper.
Teaching Arrangements
The student will have an academic supervisor (10 hours) but is expected to work independently to develop their case study.

There is no set text.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Critically analyse and then utilise a theoretical framework to collaboratively assess, plan, implement and evaluate the nursing care of an individual, family/whānau or community
  2. Incorporate teaching and learning principles relevant to an individual, family/whānau or communities
  3. Appraise research and other appropriate information, including national guidelines, policy and protocols, and integrate findings into the care of an individual, family/whānau or communities and current professional practice
  4. Demonstrate appropriate cultural safety, competency and literacy in their interactions with an individual, family/whānau or community that ensure optimal outcomes
  5. Practise collaboratively with interdisciplinary team members in partnership with an individual, family/whānau or communities to provide appropriate health care
  6. Demonstrate the ability to identify ethical issues in practice, to evaluate and synthesise evidence as a basis for addressing the issues, and work in partnership with others to formulation solutions
  7. Critique the constraints and opportunities of care delivery and determine effective resource utilisation
  8. Synthesise knowledge gained in theoretical and clinical areas with research evidence to devise and present a proposal for improvement in health care

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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