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NURS807 – Advanced Diabetes Nursing Practice

Module code
Module title
Advanced Diabetes Nursing Practice
This module is designed to enable Registered Nurses to advance their knowledge and skills in diabetes nursing practice. The module fosters an approach to learning that supports critical inquiry and clinical reasoning in the specialty practice of diabetes nursing in partnership with people and their whnau, families and communities. Students will explore issues in the clinical management of diabetes using theoretical and evidence-based perspectives, and develop specialty nursing care strategies to meet the challenges within the New Zealand health care environment.
  • HL0502
  • HL7000
  • HS1102
  • HS1103
  • NU0010
  • NU0015
NZQA Level
Level 8
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
Explore epidemiological and social determinants of health and illness which contribute to diabetes.
Critically evaluate frameworks and models for diabetes care management.
Demonstrate proficiency in advanced assessment, planning and evaluation of care within the context of therapeutic care delivery.
Articulate in-depth knowledge of normal endocrine function, the pathology, and long term complications of diabetes.
Critically analyse the specialty knowledge that underpins needs of different population groups.
Critique and utilise research and approaches to provide evidence based care.
Lead and influence practice development and quality improvement to improve health outcomes.
Role models the implication of the Treaty of Waitangi and works in a manner that the clients perceive as culturally safe
-Diabetes risk factors and epidemiology
-Social determinants of diabetes
-Cultural safety and the Treaty of Waitangi
-Assessment frameworks for diabetes nursing practice
-Critical thinking and clinical reasoning; differential diagnoses
-Management of care including inter-professional referral
-Reflexivity and relational practice and collaborative teams
-Pathophysiology of long-term complications and acute complications
-Glycaemic control, tablet and insulin therapy
-Complexities of obesity in New Zealand
-Identification and treatment and prevention of diabetes emergencies
-Issues in diabetes for special populations: children, adolescents, pregnant women, mental health, older people.
-Pharmacology in diabetes care
-Educational, behavioural and psychosocial strategies to support diabetes self-management
-Research strategies and utilisation
-Evidence-based nursing and critical inquiry
-Clinical guidelines and practice standards
-Audit processes
-Quality practices and risk management
-Resource management
-Health care policy, trends and approaches in diabetes care
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Assessment 1Online activities10
Assessment 2Report50
Assessment 3Case analysis40

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