8 x 3-hour tutorials per semester
8 x 13-hour independent studies per semester
^ = may be enrolled concurrently
1 Admission into BNGU-Bachelor of Nursing (Preregistration)
2 2 of NURS1001, NURS1006
3 Admission into BNGUC-Bachelor of Nursing (Preregistration)
4 ^ NURS2003 - Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 1
Must Satisfy: ((1 and 2) or (3 and 4))
Enrolment not permitted
NURS1025 has been successfully completed
Assignment(s); On-Line Exercises
Topic description
This topic explores the concept of clinical governance, and explores further the following aspects of clinical governance in a continuous cycle of 'do and review' :

  • research and evidence-based practice

  • clinical practice

  • the safety of client, profession and service

  • the role of an interprofessional healthcare team.

Educational aims
The aims of this topic are to:

  • Explore clinical governance and evidence-based practice to identify how this influences nursing practice

  • Describe at a beginning level how health informatics and its governance can facilitate safety of the person, profession and health service

  • Examine the principles and the process of evidence-based practice

  • Explore the role of the registered nurse in relation to clinical governance and evidence-based research to provide person centred care.
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic students will be expected to be able to:

  1. Apply evidence-based practice (EBP) in the provision of patient care

  2. Formulate a clinical question to yield the most relevant and best evidence

  3. List the steps of evidence-based practice and the skills associated with it

  4. Analyse the impact of clinical governance on efficiency and practice standards

  5. Critically appraise different study designs and exhibit an understanding of the evidence they produce

  6. Develop strategies to disseminate the outcomes of evidence

  7. Reflect on the role of the Registered Nurse in maximising EBP across the healthcare organisation.