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NURS702 – Competence Assessment in Clinical Practice

Module code
Module title
Competence Assessment in Clinical Practice
This module will prepare students through the integration of theory and practice, to meet NCNZ competencies for their scope of practice, in complex, multi-faceted and contextually dependent areas of contemporary nursing practice.
  • HS1703
NZQA Level
Level 7
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
Domain One:
Professional Responsibility This domain contains competencies that relate to professional, legal and ethical responsibilities and cultural safety. These include being able to demonstrate knowledge and judgement and being accountable for own actions and decisions, while promoting an environment that maximises clients' safety, independence, quality of life and health.
Domain Two: Management of Nursing CareThis domain contains competencies related to client assessment and managing client care, which is responsive to clients' needs, and which is supported by nursing knowledge and evidence based research.
Domain Three: Interpersonal RelationshipsThis domain contains competencies related to interpersonal and therapeutic communication with clients, other nursing staff and interprofessional communication and documentation.
Domain Four: Interprofessional Health Care and Quality ImprovementThis domain contains competencies to demonstrate that, as a member of the health care team, the nurse evaluates the effectiveness of care and promotes a nursing perspective within the interprofessional activities of the team.
-Learning will be gained in selected nursing practice placements. This experience will be planned to extend the student's practice in a range of complex situations, and provide a variety of practice experiences for students related to specific areas of knowledge.
-Each student's clinical experience will be supported by a clinical practitioner i.e. Registered Nurse (RN) Partner and a nominated Wintec tutor.
-The clinical experience for this paper will involve 4 days a week of practice (duties will be negotiated with their selected RN Partner to work with them at any time during the week (i.e. over the full range of 24 hours per day and 7 days per week).
-100 attendance is expected. Students must notify unavoidable absences to the clinical placement (RN Partner) and nominated Wintec tutor.
Assessment Criteria
Clinical evaluation may be completed at six weeks or extended to a total of fourteen weeks to enable competency to be achieved. The assessment process will be as follows:
1.A formative clinical evaluation to be completed by the end of week three; and
2.If meeting the specified competencies, a summative clinical evaluation to be completed by the end of week six; or
3.If not meeting the specified competencies by the end of week six, a learning plan will be negotiated with the student, RN partner, and Wintec tutor. This plan will have a timeline of up to fourteen weeks for completion of the summative clinical evaluation.
NameTypeWeightingLearning Outcome(s) met
Assessment 1Formative Clinical EvaluationN/ADomains One - Four
Assessment 2Summative Clinical Evaluation100Domains One - Four

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