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The aim of this subject is to provide the student with the knowledge and skills to enable them to develop clinical leadership in their area of specialty. The subject considers contemporary issues related to professional practice and clinical leadership in advanced practice nursing roles. The core content of this subject will assist the student to understand the political, economic, professional, ethical, social and clinical influences on clinical leadership and advanced practice nursing models. Students will critique different models of clinical leadership, service delivery, governance structures, and methods for evaluating and sustaining measurable outcomes in practice. The subject will also assist students to identify their own learning and development needs with respect to clinical leadership and, where necessary, negotiate access to a range of resources to enable them to meet their learning objectives.
Intended learning outcomes
Following completion of this subject it is expected that the student will be able to:
- Analyse and appraise leadership styles and theory
- Explain the concept of clinical leadership and application to advanced nursing practice
- Identify nursing models of service delivery which feature advanced practice and their role in healthcare and workforce reform and apply to practice context
- Discuss the political, professional, economic, ethical and social influences on clinical leadership and the implementation of advanced practice and apply to the practice context
- Discuss the importance of measuring the impact of clinical leadership and advanced nursing practice on service development and delivery
- Discuss the importance of quality care and patient outcomes, and apply this to the advanced practice context
- Initiate and maintain collaborative relationships with other health care providers to establish effective communication skills and multidisciplinary relationships to achieve optimal health outcomes for patient care and service delivery in the context of advanced practice beyond traditional nursing roles
- Negotiate learning needs with multi-disciplinary professionals to ensure development of leadership skills.
On completion of the subject students should have developed the following generic skills of the Melbourne graduate and postgraduate coursework student:
- 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: 31 January 2024