HLNU904 – Advanced Nursing Practice

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Module code
Module title
Advanced Nursing Practice
This module enables students to consolidate and articulate advanced nursing practice within their practice area. Students will be mentored in presenting evidence of advanced nursing practice as a portfolio for the Nursing Council of New Zealand Nurse Practitioner Competencies (Non-prescribing).
  • HL0502
NZQA Level
Level 9
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Based
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
- Conceptual and evidence bases for advanced nursing practice and the provision of health care services
- Role of the Nurse Practitioner within an area of practice with specific populations
- Professional, ethical and legal responsibilities for advanced nursing practice
- Critical thinking and scholarship for clinical reasoning and judgement
- Client centred approaches to management of nursing care at an advanced level
- Leadership in advanced practice for specific populations and health outcomes
- Independent and collaborative practice within health teams at the advanced level
- Critical reflection and peer review of client cases to evaluate effectiveness of own practice

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this module students will be able to:
1. Critically examine and articulate advanced nursing practice
2. Demonstrate advanced nursing practice within complex client situations and organisational systems.
3. Demonstrate leadership in advancing nursing practice.
4. Develop local policy initiatives and contribute to national health and other policies that impact on advanced nursing practice.
5 Contribute to advanced nursing practice through clinical scholarship

Teaching and Learning Strategy
Teaching and learning methods will include workshop sessions, online activities and clinical practice mentorship and supervision. Visiting clinical scholars and Nurse Practitioners will participate in learning activities with students enabling them to engage in critically reflexive discussions about their practice.
The online learning activities will include discussion forums for reflection on the Nurse Practitioner competencies, case reviews and approaches to developing evidence of practice development. Resources to support the synthesis of practice knowledge and skills will be developed online within the student's area of practice.
Guidance in clinical case reviews is central to the reflexive approach for learning in the module. Students will be assigned a clinically expert nurse (clinical supervisor) within their practice specialty to support their practice development. Relationships with interdisciplinary colleagues will also enhance practice development.