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The aim of this subject is to support the student completing this program to transition to endorsement and advanced practice nursing. This subject will focus on developing the knowledge and skills to; support the student to prepare an application for endorsement, maintain professional development following endorsement and function as a role model, mentor and clinical supervisor. This subject is also an opportunity for the student to draw on the content addressed in other subjects and expand their scope of practice.
Intended learning outcomes
At the end of this subject students should be able to:
- Understand the professional implication of endorsement and practice as a nurse practitioner
- Recognise the criteria for endorsement and readiness for endorsement and understand the application to the NMBA for endorsement as a nurse practitioner
- Indentify the funding and business models that support public and private nurse practice services, including private practice
- Demosntrate professional and clinical leadership
- Understand the role of 'supervisor' and 'mentor' and develop the requisite skills to function in these roles
- Develop an understanding of the relationship between competence and scope of practice and the implications for the nurse practitioner
- Demonstrate the ability to identify areas for clinical and professional development to increase competence and effectiveness and implement strategies to address areas for development
- Negotiate clinical learning needs with multi-disciplinary health care professionals to ensure appropriate clinical supervision for development of advanced practice skills and knowledge
- Demonstrate use of evidence and highly developed cognitive, analytic, problem-solving and diagnostic reasoning skills to assess, plan, implement and evaluate appropriate treatment plans and therapeutic interventions in practice area
- Demonstrate the capacity to collaborate with a multidisciplinary team and utilise appropriate referral pathways to optimise patient outcomes
- Highly developed cognitive, analytic and problem-solving skills in the discipline area, characterised by flexibility of approach
- The ability and self-confidence to comprehend complex concepts, to express them lucidly, whether orally or in writing, and to confront unfamiliar problems
- Where appropriate, advanced working skills in the application of computer systems and software and a receptiveness to the opportunities offered by new technologies
- An ability to evaluate and synthesise the research and professional literature in the discipline
- Advanced skills and techniques applicable to the discipline
- Advanced competencies in areas of professional expertise and/or scholarship
- The capacity for independent critical thought, rational inquiry and self-directed learning
- The capacity to value and participate in projects which require team-work
- A capacity to manage competing demands on time, including self-directed project work.
Last updated: 25 July 2020