The purpose of this unit is to equip registered nurses who are working in the aged care sector with the knowledge and professional skills to be clinical leaders in practice. The content of the unit includes an overview of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety (2018-19) and the impacts it has had on the delivery of care to older people. Other content will challenge the nurse to think critically about legal and ethical challenges they face as emerging leaders in aged care such as elder abuse, delegation and supervision of the unregulated health care workforce, capacity and guardianship skill work and adequate staffing resources as well as the effects of policy.
NOTE: Students who wish to undertake this new elective as a single unit will only require six months of experience.
|Clinical Leadership in Aged Care|
|Unit of study code||332|
|Availability||Graduate Certificate in Aged Care Nursing
GC single unit of study
|Hours of study||150|
|Co-ordinated by||Diva Madan
|Content||Intended learning outcomes for this unit/program
After completing this unit, the learner will be able to:-
|Type of assessment
Note the completed assessment item (e.g. Assessment 1: Online discussion)
(% of total marks)
|When assessed – academic week
(e.g. Week 8)
|Theme 1: The Royal Commission into aged care in the 21st century||a) assess the impact of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety on future healthcare practice||Assessment 1a and 1b: Online discussion||10%||2, 9|
|Theme 2: Being a clinical leader||b) reflect critically on the role of the registered nurse as a clinical leader of the aged care sector||Assessment 2: Mind map and short answer essay||35%||6|
|Theme 3: Influencing change||c) analyse the importance of a skilled workforce and the role of the registered nurse in ensuring quality in aged care||Assessment 3: Reflective journal||25%||10|
|Theme 4: Ethical practice||d) debate legal, ethical and concepts that impact upon nursing practice in aged care||Assessment 4: PowerPoint presentation||30%||10|
|e) critically analyse the importance of power, policy and professionalism in influencing change in aged care practice|
Clinical Leadership in Aged Care (332) is a Tier 1 unit.
|Tiers||2022 Member price (10% discount)||2022 Non-member price||2023 Member price (10% discount)||2023 Non-member price|
*Fees are subject to change without notice.