Year No. Offer Mode Description Cred. Pts 98 67554 S2 X IND NURSING PRACTITIONER 1.00
Within the changing context of health care provision, the expectations of the Registered Nurse include having autonomy within the work setting and making decisions consistent with their scope of practice, and having the freedom to act upon those decisions, so that they can cope with the many complex and differing demands that are placed upon them in practice, either in a health team or alone. This is an emerging trend in the career pathway of the advanced practising Registered Nurse, particularly in the role of Primary Health Care, private practice and rural/remote nursing. This unit will provide them with the strategies required for successful practice as an independent nurse practitioner.
This unit will consider the theory, process and business aspects of independent nursing practice. It explores a study of entrepreneurial and intra-preneurial consultative and autonomous roles in nursing. Students will examine issues that affect nurse practitioners' practice such as: education, legislation/certification, reimbursement, impact on patient care, nurse practitioner function and attitudes both positive and negative from clientele and other health professionals. This will be achieved by formulating reference groups with other Registered Nurses, allied health professionals, and where possible, health care consumers and conducting a critical analysis of results of discussions. Finally, the student will critically analyse their own practice, and develop a model for independent practice that will depend on the context in which the student functions.
On successful completion of this unit students will be able
- Module 1 - The Independent Nurse Practitioner history, 10.00 trends, roles and functions. history, trends (Australian and Overseas) models of independent nurse/advanced practitioners roles and functions autonomous and collaborative relationships.
- Module 2 - Issues education, legislation/certification, 20.00 reimbursement, impact on patient care, nurse practitioner function attitudes [positive and negative] from clientele, allied health professionals and health consumers formulation of a reference group; critical analysis of results of reference groups; strategies to promote an autonomous and collaborative role to ensure positive outcomes for client care.
- Module 3 - Business Aspects setting up a business in 20.00 independent practice marketing, advertising, financial aspects laying the foundations of a sournd business essential legal information common pitfalls expeienced by other nurses in private practice relevance of insurance in business.
- Module 4 - Market Plan for Independent Nursing Practice - 50.00 develoment of a market plan dependent upon context of practice OR
- Module 5 - A Proposal for Independent Nursing Practice - 50.00 development of a proposal for independent nursing practice in student's State/Territory, dependent upon context of practice.
Ausumed Conference proceedings; `Nurses in Business', Brisbane, 18th
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practical guide to success, Thomas Nelson Australia, Melbourne.
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practice', Nurse Practitioner, Vol. 18, No. 4, April, pp 58, 61, 64.
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Canadian Nurse, Vol 89, No. 7, August, pp 15-16.
Keyzer, D.M. 1995, `Health policy and rural nurses: a time for
reflection', Collegian, Vol. 2, No. 1, January, pp 28-35.
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model', Nurse Practitioner, Vol. 4, No. 3, September, pp 158-164.
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consultant', Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, Vol. 12, No. 4,
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role in Canada's health care system', Canadian Medical Association
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setting', Journal of Nursing Administrtion, Vol. 16, pp 9-12.
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critical view', Collegian, Vol. 2, No. 3, December, pp 135-142.
ACTIVITY HOURS Directed Study 100 Assessments 40 Other 10
No *F/S Marks Due Description Wtg(%) LBL WWW 1 S 05/10/98 ESSAY (2000 WORDS) 40.00 Y N 2 S 09/11/98 REPORT (3000 WORDS) 60.00 Y N
1 Report on Proposal to establish an independent nursing practice (dependent upon context within student functions). 2 In accordance with University Policy and Guidelines, 2.1 an Examiner may grant an extension of the due date of an assignment in extenuating circumstances; 2.2 no assignments will be accepted for assessment purposes after assignments or model solutions have been released except in extenuating circumstances; 2.3 assignments submitted after the due date without any extenuating circumstances will attract a penalty of at most 20% of the assigned mark for each working day late; 2.4 students who submit an assignment after the due date and wish to claim extenuating circumstances, must provide documentary evidence with the assignment explaining the circumstances; 2.5 the unit examiner shall consider a claim for extenuating circumstances and decide on the outcome; 2.6 the decision of the Dean shall be final in any dispute that may arise in the implementation of these guidelines.