NRS423 Advanced Chronic Care Nursing (8)


Students will have the opportunity to synthesise the learning they have achieved in other chronic care subjects and apply this to a specific health condition or practice area of their choice. This subject enables students to extend their scope of chronic nursing knowledge and practice by investigating in detail, the specific needs and challenges of their chosen topic, in relation to nursing practice with the outcome being to inform chronic care nursing practice from a clinical, management, research or educational perspective. Students will identify, in collaboration with the subject co-ordinator and clinical mentor, a specific topic to advance their knowledge and skills. The desired result is for the student to be actively involved in a process that positively informs the nursing profession and contributes to the enhancement of nursing care for people with chronic conditions.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 2
DistanceBathurst Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: NRS423
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

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

Enrolment restrictions

Students enrolled in 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 investigate an area of interest or a contemporary practice issue of concern from a clinical, management, research or educational perspective that has emerged through his/her study and which will inform practice
  • be able to further develop their research, critical reflective and analytical skills to explore a specific topic relevant to their role as a chronic care nurse
  • be able to develop nursing leadership strategies for the improvement of health care for people with chronic conditions
  • be able to demonstrate the ability to submit a scholarly paper addressing the issues surrounding the chosen subject which is of publishable standard


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Module 1: Development of a Self-Directed Learning Contract- This module will assist students to prepare an individual self directed learning contract which enables them to investigate an area of interest related to chronic care nursing practice.
  • Module 2: Writing for Publication - This module will assist students to develop to a more advanced level academic writing skills which are of a publishable standard.


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.