NURS810 – Advanced Nursing Practice in Wound Care

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Module code
NURS810
Module title
Advanced Nursing Practice in Wound Care
Prescription
This module aims to prepare registered nurses as wound care practitioners and innovative leaders, to critically analyse and treat the complexities of wound care. It will foster the development of wound care practices at an advanced level within the registered nurse scope of practice. Students will synthesise scientific evidence and empirical knowledge to underpin clinical reasoning.
Programmes
  • HL0502
  • NU0010
  • NU0015
NZQA Level
Level 8
NZQA Credits
30
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Directed hours
100
Self directed hours
200
Total learning hours
300
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
Critically examine wound care as an area of advanced practice within the context of New Zealand population health.
Integrate advanced concepts of pathophysiology, etiology and clinical judgement to provide skilled nursing assessment for people with complex health needs.
Critically evaluate current research and synthesise pharmacological, clinical, experiential and cultural knowledge to underpin wound care treatments that foster learning and changes for health and wellbeing.
Develop professional leadership in advanced wound care nursing through innovative health care responses in partnership with colleagues, patients/families/whnau and communities.
Content
-Inter-professional context of advanced wound care practice in NZ
-Pathophysiology and etiology associated with wounds related to specific populations
-Comprehensive wound assessment and differential diagnosis
-Critical research analysis and its influence on pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments and wound care practices.
-Applied critical thinking and clinical reasoning
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Teaching and learning methods in this web based module include: online tests and activities, group discussions, case studies and independent learning using multimedia resources. Inquiry based teaching approaches will engage students in learning activities that draws on practice experiences, facilitating knowledge and skill development within their area of practice.
Assessment Criteria
Portfolio Portfolio of Evidence100