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Nursing Practice 2 (Renal) (NURS90116)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeNURS90116
Term 3 - Online
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In this subject, students will apply the theoretical knowledge from Applied Pathophysiology and Nursing Specialty 1 and Nursing Specialty 2 (Renal) to support comprehensive patient assessment, monitoring and care planning in nursing practice. Students will learn to incorporate knowledge and evidence of psychosocial factors influencing patient outcomes to inform their clinical decision making in practice.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students will engage in their field of specialty practice and demonstrate competency in the specialty through the:

  • Integration of core principles covered in the subject and its pre-requisite, Applied Pathophysiology and Nursing Speciality 2 (Renal), to further develop practice knowledge and skills for comprehensive patient assessment and monitoring
  • Application of knowledge and skills to recognise, prioritise and respond to patients with chronic kidney disease/s experiencing an acute health alteration
  • Application of skills in problem-solving, critical thinking, reflective practice and self-directed learning to the delivery of specialist renal nursing practice.
  • Evaluation of the effectiveness of nursing interventions for patients with chronic kidney disease/s to ensure the delivery of safe nursing care that is informed by evidence-based research

Generic skills

  • A capacity to develop problem-solving and analytical skills;
  • A capacity to articulate their knowledge and understanding in verbal and written modes of communication
  • A capacity to translate new knowledge learned to nursing practice; and
  • An ability to critically evaluate research and implement evidence-based finding to inform nursing practice.

Last updated: 19 July 2019