HLBN611B – Nursing Practice 1

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Module code
HLBN611B
Module title
Nursing Practice 1
Prescription
The aim of this module is to prepare nursing students for practice with people along the continuum of health, with a focus on nursing knowledge for those who have high and/ or complex needs to live well, and to age in place.
Programmes
  • HL0902
NZQA Level
Level 6
NZQA Credits
30
Delivery method
  • Not Web enabled
Learning hours
Directed hours
180
Self directed hours
120
Total learning hours
300
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this module students will be able to:

1. Understand the implications of specific health experiences for nursing practice
2. Demonstrate knowledge of anatomical and physiological changes across the lifespan
3. Explain the role of nutrition in the maintenance and restoration of health
4. Analyse the principles of cultural safety for nursing practice
5. Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of community services for clients experiencing high and complex needs
6. Analyse issues related to health education
7. Retrieve the appropriate evidence to answer clinical questions
8. Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of preventative measures and therapeutic interventions
9. Describe the pathogenesis and pathophysiological changes associated with selected processes and conditions
10. Describe the principles behind methods of monitoring of physiological parameters and sampling for laboratory tests
11. Explain basic immunological responses
12. Evaluate ethical, legal and cultural issues d with relevance to aspects of chosen nursing practice
13. Use clinical judgement for nursing practice at a beginning level
Content
Module Content:

1. Understand the implications of specific health experiences for nursing practice
- Relational practice
- Therapeutic use of self
- Group process
- Maori health
- Treaty of Waitangi
- Therapeutic modalities
- Impact of chronicity, frailty, disability, mental health and addictions on clients and their families in the community
- Assessment of significant changes in the client's health status
- Impact of comorbidity
- Health determinants

2. Demonstrate knowledge of anatomical and physiological changes across the lifespan
- Revision of relevant anatomy and physiology
- Anatomical and physiological effects of aging

3. Explain the role of nutrition in the maintenance and restoration of health
- Energy and nutritional balance
- Normal dietary requirements and diet variations, eating disorders, obesity

4. Analyse the principles of cultural safety for nursing practice
- Cultural context of the person and their whanau /family
- Client's and families' unique cultural responses to illness events
- Cultures of aging and disability.

5. Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of community services for clients experiencing high and complex needs
- Resources and support available for clients experiencing chronicity, frailty and disability, organic brain syndromes, mental health and addictions in the community
- Assessment data related to client, family and community in planning care
- Factors which enhance/constrain nursing practice in the care of those with complex and or high needs
- Treaty of Waitangi

6. Analyse issues related to health education
- The potential for health education to achieve identified health goals in New Zealand.
- Learning and teaching strategies that will facilitate learning and change in health behaviour to achieve health potential

7. Retrieve the appropriate evidence to answer clinical questions
- Identification and evaluation of research designs, methods and processes and their application to nursing practice research and evidence bases for practice
- Quantitative and qualitative approaches to nursing research and health policy development
- Research data sources that are used to describe and predict the health status of population groups.
- Knowledge management

8. Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of preventative measures and therapeutic interventions
- Disease prevention, treatment and palliation
- Pharmacological principles during management of selected chronic conditions

9. Describe the pathogenesis and pathophysiological changes associated with selected processes and chronic conditions
Chronic conditions include:
- Asthma
- Emphysema/Bronchitis
- Diabetes
- Metabolic diseases
- Obesity
- Degenerative orthopaedic conditions
- Hypertension
- Chronic heart failure
- Chronic renal Failure
- Degenerative nervous system conditions (Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, etc)
- Cancer
- Ageing
- Cerebrovascular disorders
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Depression, Anxiety, Stress

10. Describe the principles behind methods of monitoring of physiological parameters and sampling for laboratory tests
- Physical monitoring of chronic conditions
- Scientific principles of analysis and interpretation of auxiliary tests/tools

11. Explain basic immunological responses
- Wound healing, inflammation, allergy

12. Ethical, legal and cultural issues are evaluated with relevance to aspect of chosen nursing practice
- Ethical, legal, professional and cultural responsibilities for nursing practice.

13. Use clinical judgement for nursing practice at a beginning level
- Assessment instruments/frameworks available to assist planning client care
- Relevant nursing knowledge / theories / skills in the delivery of effective client
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Teaching and Learning Process:
Learning strategies will introduce students to concepts from the nursing literature and scientific knowledge, research evidence, and clinical inquiry processes.

Activities involving face to face, tutor lead, and interaction with an emphasis on being student-centred and student self-directed: classroom-based lectures with audio-visual support, tutorials, enquiry-based activities, investigations, laboratory and group activities.
Learning and Teaching Resource
Teaching and Learning Resources:

Blended Delivery

Required Text:

Brown, D. & Edwards, H. (2008). Lewis's Medical - Surgical Nursing: assessment and management of clinical problems, (2nd ed). Sydney, NSW, Australia;. Elsevier Australia.

Elder, R., Evans, K., & Nizette, D. (2005) Psychiatric and mental health nursing. Sydney, NSW, Australia: Mosby

Borbasi, S. Jackson,D & Langford,R.W. (2008). Navigating the maze of maze nursing research (2nd ed.). Sydney: Mosby Elsevier.

Science texts as prescribed each semester

Recommended Reading:

Reading Lists will be provided each semester.