The purpose of this unit of study is to explore the professional role of nurses and midwives as well as providing opportunities to develop your clinical practice and enhance competency. Students will gain an understanding of advanced nursing practice within the context of contemporary nursing and examine the role of leadership, reflection, quality, research, evidence based practice and the professional development of self and others. By undertaking this unit of study you will develop your clinical skills through an analysis of best practice principles to help you develop your clinical decision-making skills to better manage the needs of clients and their families.
|Leadership and Professional Practice|
|Unit of study code||925|
|Availability||Graduate Certificate in Acute Care Nursing
GC single unit of study
|Term||JANUARY, APRIL, JULY, OCTOBER|
|Hours of study||150|
|Content||Intended learning outcomes for this subject/program
After completing this subject, 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: Introduction to leadership & professional practice||a) examine the professional considerations which influence delivery of care in the contemporary healthcare system||Assessment 1: Online discussions x2||10%||4, 9|
|Theme 2: Critical thinking, reflection and clinical teaching||b) appraise the qualities of effective leadership in professional practice||Assessment 2: Essay (1,750 words)||35%||5|
|Theme 3: Ethical, legal and cultural considerations in specialist nursing practice||c) demonstrate critical thinking and reflection on practice to enhance professional capability||Assessment 3: Reflective Essay (1,750 words)||35%||8|
|Theme 4: Introduction to research and inquiry||d) examine legal, ethical and cultural concepts that impact upon nursing practice||Assessment 4: Annotated bibliography||20%||10|
|e) relate the research process to evidence-based practice|
Leadership and Professional Practice (925) is a Tier 2 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.