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), Poster, Review
Topic description

This topic explores the concept of clinical governance and evidence based practice and explores the aspects of clinical governance in a continuous cycle of 'do and review'.

Students develop skills that include searching and reviewing research and other evidence for translation into practice.

Educational aims

This topic aims to examine the principles and the process of evidence-based practice and to 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 you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Discuss the role of research in health and the role of evidence-based practice (EBP) in the provision of patient care
  2. Critically appraise different study designs and exhibit an understanding of the evidence they produce
  3. Formulate a clinical question to yield the most relevant and best evidence
  4. Analyse the impact of clinical governance on efficiency and practice standards
  5. Reflect on the role of the Registered Nurse in maximising EBP across the healthcare organisation

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

Each class is numbered in brackets.
Where more than one class is offered, students normally attend only one.

Classes are held weekly unless otherwise indicated.


If you are enrolled for this topic, but all classes for one of the activities (eg tutorials) are full,
contact your College Office for assistance. Full classes frequently occur near the start of semester.

Students may still enrol in topics with full classes as more places will be made available as needed.

If this padlock appears next to an activity name (eg Lecture), then class registration is closed for this activity.

Class registration normally closes at the end of week 2 of each semester.

Classes in a stream are grouped so that the same students attend all classes in that stream.
Registration in the stream will result in registration in all classes.
  Unless otherwise advised, classes are not held during semester breaks or on public holidays.