HLBN711B – Nursing Practice 3

Module code
Module title
Nursing Practice 3
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 in relation to infant, child adolescent/youth and family health.
  • HL0902
NZQA Level
Level 7
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Not Web enabled
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this module the students will be able to:

1. Examine and explain the impact of health determinants for the infant, child youth and family.
2. Demonstrates a comprehensive knowledge of nursing practice management for the infant, child, youth and family.
3. Evaluate the role of the nurse, in the health promoting environment.
4. Adapt the principles of cultural safety for nursing practice.
5. Discuss clinical judgement for nursing practice through the continuum of health care.
6. Critically analyse the relevant literature and research that underpins nursing practice
7. Ethical, legal and cultural issues are evaluated with relevance to nursing practice.
8. Critically analyse the Application of relational practice to nursing practice.
9. Critically examines contemporary health issues in New Zealand.
10.Describe the pathogenesis and pathophysiological changes associated with selected processes and conditions.
11. Explain basic immunological concepts.
12. Demonstrate knowledge of anatomical and physiological changes across the lifespan.
13. Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of preventative measures and therapeutic interventions.
14. Describe the principles behind methods of monitoring of physiological parameters and sampling for laboratory tests.

1. The impact of health determinants for child youth and family
- Introduction to regional demographics
- Health status of the infant 1 year, children 0-14years, young people 15-24 years and current infant child and youth health priorities
- Overview of the underlying social and economic determinants which may contribute to health disparities
- Examination of contemporary health issues in New Zealand
- Socioeconomic and ethnic disparities in hospital admissions
- Treaty of Waitangi
- Maori health

2. Management of nursing practice for the infant, child youth and family Maori health
- The nature of contemporary family
- The family within contemporary society
- Relational practice
- Advocacy in nursing children, young people and their families
- United Nations Declaration of Rights of the Child to nursing practice
- The needs of children, youth and family/whanau when a child is hospitalised
- Maternal health needs within the family
- Revision of relevant anatomy and physiology
- Applied pathophysiology of selected processes and conditions during pregnancy and childhood
- Scientific principles of analysis and interpretation of auxiliary tests/diagnostic tools used during monitoring of conditions prevalent during pregnancy, foetal development and child growth
- Pharmacological principles during management of selected conditions during pregnancy and childhood
Processes and conditions include
-Genetics and inherited conditions
-Conditions prevalent during pregnancy
-Childhood nutrition and growth
-Diseases affecting infants and children
-Immune-mediated diseases
-Hormonal imbalances
-Infertility and contraception
-Anatomical and physiological changes during growth and development
-Drugs and Alcohol

3. The role of the nurse in the health promoting environment
- Health issues during pregnancy, in infancy, childhood and youth
- Tamariki Ora' (Well Child) framework in children's health and wellbeing
- Collaborative nursing roles working with school age children and youth
- Health literacy
- Health promotion and population health approaches

4. The principles of cultural safety for nursing practice
- Cultures of childhood and youth/adolescence
- Family centred care
- Perspectives of children, youth and family have a of their lives, health and nursing care

5. Clinical judgement for nursing practice through the continuum of health care
- Nursing knowledge / theories / skills for the delivery and documentation of safe effective client care.
- Evidence based practice
- Family assessment frameworks
Teaching and Learning Strategy
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
Mixed Mode

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