1 x 150-hour clinical placement per semester
1 x 16-hour independent study weekly
1 x 1-hour on-line exercises weekly
7 x 1-hour on-line lectures per semester
1 Admission into MNGNPR-Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner)
1a Admission into MNP-Master of Nurse Practitioner
2 36 units of study
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a) and 2)
Enrolment not permitted
NURS9127 has been successfully completed
Assumed knowledge
This topic assumes that students have already started to practice as an experienced registered nurse in a clinical setting and will be beginning to review the role of Nurse Practitioner and the responsibilities it has in the delivery of care within an advanced nursing practice scope of practice.
On-line Forum Discussions; On-line quizz; Assignments; Clinical Log.
Topic description
This topic focuses on the use of diagnostic procedures as aids to comprehensive clinical assessment for nurses preparing for advanced practice. Students will learn how to use diagnostic aids in comprehensive client/patient assessments in order to support the formulation a diagnosis and to plan care.
Educational aims
The aim of this topic is for students to develop the ability to use a range of diagnostic aids as part of their comprehensive client/patient assessments to formulate diagnoses and develop care plans.
Expected learning outcomes
On successful completion of this topic students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge about the types of diagnostics used in the student's context of practice.

  • Apply diagnostics to practice.

  • Articulate the nursing responsibilities in requesting diagnostic procedures.

  • Articulate the legal and professional boundaries relating to the inclusion of diagnostics in daily advanced practice.

  • Develop inter professional relationships in requesting diagnostic procedures in practice.

  • Develop clinical practice guidelines for legal, ethical, organisational and clinical support for practice.