NRS282 Nursing Workplace Learning 4 (8)

This subject establishes the core concepts and principles related to maintaining a caring environment. These include research and evidence-based practice, along with the legal and caring aspects of advocacy for the person, family and community. Workplace learning experiences incorporate the centrality of research and evidence in informing practice, together with the place of expert opinion, patient/family preferences, and the ways in which the registered nurse can act as an advocate in clinical settings.

Availability

Session 2 (60)
Online
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: NRS282. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System

HD/FL

Duration

One session

School

School of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health

Enrolment Restrictions

Bachelor of Nursing

Prerequisites

( NRS276 and NRS277 ) or BMS192

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to discuss the principles that contribute to maintaining a caring environment where registered nurses work;
  • be able to appraise research for application in health contexts;
  • be able to apply evidence-based practice to nursing practice in accordance with organisational policies and guidelines;
  • be able to identify and apply strategies to promote advocacy for people, family and communities; and
  • be able to satisfactorily complete the workplace learning assessment for this subject.

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:
  • MODULE 1: ORGANISATIONAL POLICIES AND CARE:
  • The links between organisational policies and guidelines and research; and
  • Evidence-based practice: the place of expert opinion and patient/family preferences.
  • MODULE 2: EVIDENCE-BASED ADVOCACY:
  • Evidence-based advocacy; and
  • Legal parameters of advocacy for caring - capacity, mandatory reporting.
  • MODULE 3: LANGUAGE OF RESEARCH:
  • Language of research (e.g. samples, population); and
  • Critiquing research articles.
  • MODULE 4 (2 WEEKS): RESEARCH METHODOLOGIES:
  • Research fundamentals;
  • Paradigms/ methodologies; and
  • Methods.
  • MODULE 5: ETHICS IN RESEARCH:
  • Ethics in research.
  • MODULE 6: SAMPLING AND POPULATIONS IN RESEARCH:
  • Sampling and populations; and
  • Data collection.
  • MODULE 7: ANALYSIS OF RESEARCH:
  • Basic descriptive statistics;
  • Discussion of interpretive statistics; and
  • Qualitative analysis.

Workplace Learning

This subject contains a 22.86 days Compulsory Workplace Learning component.

This workplace learning experience establishes the core concepts and principles related to maintaining a caring environment. These include research and evidence-based practice, along with the legal and caring aspects of advocacy for the person, family and community. Workplace learning experiences incorporate the centrality of research and evidence in informing practice, together with the place of expert opinion, patient/family preferences, and the ways in which the registered nurse can act as an advocate in clinical settings.

Special Resources

Students attending compulsory workplace learning placements are responsible for all associated travel, accommodation and required resources.

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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