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NRS422 Chronic and Complex Nursing Practice 2 (8)


Building on NRS421 Chronic and Complex  Nursing Practice 1, this subject will enable students to develop a holistic understanding of the issues related to chronic condition self-management from a lifespan and biopsychosocial perspective of the person with chronic conditions. Through case studies, personal research and reflection on practice, students will enhance their understanding of nursing interventions used to support people with chronic conditions, their interactions with health systems and their use of self management techniques and models. Students will develop an understanding of the barriers to and facilitators of effective self-management for and by the person.

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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health

Assumed Knowledge

Registered nurse knowledge and experience.

Enrolment restrictions

Students enrolled in the  Graduate Certificate of Nursing (with specialisations), Graduate Diploma of Nursing (with specialisations),  Master of Nursing (with specialisations) or the Master of Clinical Nursing (Nurse Practitioner).

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to examine common physiological, mental health and developmental chronic conditions.
  • be able to assess, plan, provide and critically evaluate advanced nursing interventions in the management for patients/clients with common chronic conditions.
  • be able to assess, plan, provide and evaluate advanced nursing interventions in the provisions of management of patients/clients in primary, secondary and tertiary health care settings with co-morbid chronic conditions.
  • be able to identify and appraise self management techniques and models in chronic and complex care.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Module 1: Common Chronic Physiological Diseases - This module will examine nursing interventions for people with common chronic conditions such as cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease, diabetes and chronic kidney disease.
  • Module 2: Chronic Mental Health Conditions - This module will examine nursing interventions for people with chronic mood disorders and chronic psychotic disorders. It will also explore the link between other chronic conditions and depression.
  • Module 3: Intellectual Disability - This module will examine nursing interventions for people with genetic, congenital, prenatal, perinatal and postnatal contributors to and the long term complications of developmental and intellectual disability.


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.