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Intensive Care Nursing Practice (NURS90128)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeNURS90128
July - Online
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

In this subject, students will clinically apply the theoretical principles from this subject and subjects, Applied Pathophysiology, Foundations of Critical Care Nursing and Intensive Care Nursing 1. Students will also continue to develop the skills acquired this subject’s pre-requisite, Critical Care Nursing Practice to continue to support comprehensive patient assessment, monitoring and care planning for patients requiring intensive care. Students will also learn to incorporate knowledge and evidence of psycho-social factors influencing patients’ outcomes to inform their clinical decision making in practice.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students will demonstrate more advanced understanding of the scientific advances and evidence-based research that underpins skill development specific to intensive care nursing practice by:

  • Integration of core principles covered in the subject and its pre-requisites, Applied Pathophysiology, Foundation of Critical Care Nursing and Critical Care Nursing Practice to develop practice knowledge that supports comprehensive patient assessment and monitoring
  • Application of knowledge and skills to recognise, prioritise and respond to patients experiencing acute alterations to health status
  • Evaluation of the effect of intensive care nursing interventions in the delivery of safe and competent nursing
  • Application of skills in problem-solving, critical thinking, and reflective practice to the delivery of specialist intensive care nursing

Generic skills

  • A capacity to articulate their knowledge and understanding in oral and written modes of communication
  • A capacity to manage competing demands on time, including self-directed project work
  • Advanced competencies in areas of professional expertise and/or scholarship
  • Advanced skills and techniques applicable to the discipline
  • Well-developed problem-solving abilities in the discipline area, characterised by flexibility of approach
  • An ability to evaluate and synthesise the research and professional literature in the discipline
  • An appreciation of the ways in which advanced knowledge equips the student to offer leadership in the specialist area

Last updated: 19 July 2019