Courses - Faculty of Medical And Health Sciences


Nursing Practice

Postgraduate 700 Level Courses

NURSPRAC 701
30 Points

Cardiac Specialty Nursing

Draws on evidence from biomedical and social science research to equip nurses for the care and treatment of cardiac patients. Students will be expected to integrate evidence from a range of sources and apply this to the practice of cardiac nursing.

Restriction: NURSING 730

NURSPRAC 702
30 Points

NURSPRAC 702A
15 Points

NURSPRAC 702B
15 Points

Critical Care Specialty Nursing

Draws on evidence from biomedical and social science research to equip nurses for the care and treatment of critical care patients. Students will be expected to integrate evidence from a range of sources and apply this to the practice of critical care nursing.

Restriction: NURSING 730

To complete this course students must enrol in NURSPRAC 702 A and B, or NURSPRAC 702

NURSPRAC 703
30 Points

NURSPRAC 703A
15 Points

NURSPRAC 703B
15 Points

Paediatric Cardiac Specialty Nursing

Draws on evidence from biomedical and social science research to equip nurses for the care and treatment of paediatric cardiac patients. Students will be expected to integrate evidence from a range of sources and apply this to the practice of paediatric cardiac nursing.

Restriction: NURSING 730

To complete this course students must enrol in NURSPRAC 703 A and B, or NURSPRAC 703

NURSPRAC 704
30 Points

Cancer Specialty Nursing

Draws on evidence from biomedical and social science research to equip nurses for the care and treatment of patients with cancer. Students will be expected to integrate evidence from a range of sources and apply this to the practice of cancer nursing.

Restriction: NURSING 730

NURSPRAC 705
30 Points

Stroke Specialty Nursing

Draws on evidence from biomedical and social science research to equip nurses for the care and treatment of patients following a stroke. Students will be expected to integrate evidence from a range of sources and apply this to the practice of stroke nursing.

Restriction: NURSING 730

NURSPRAC 706
30 Points

Orthopaedic Specialty Nursing

Draws on evidence from biomedical and social science research to equip nurses for the care and treatment of orthopaedic patients. Students will be expected to integrate evidence from a range of sources and apply this to the practice of orthopaedic nursing.

Restriction: NURSING 730

NURSPRAC 707
30 Points

Registered Nurse First Surgical Assist

Draws on evidence from biomedical and social science research to equip nurses for the care and treatment of surgical patients. Students will be expected to integrate evidence from a range of sources and apply this to the practice of RNFSA nursing.

Restriction: NURSING 730

NURSPRAC 708
30 Points

Emergency Specialty Nursing

Draws on evidence from biomedical and social science research to equip nurses for the care and treatment of patients in the emergency setting. Students will be expected to integrate evidence from a range of sources and apply this to the practice of emergency nursing.

Restriction: NURSING 730

NURSPRAC 710
30 Points

Palliative Care Specialty Nursing

Draws on evidence from biomedical and social science research to equip nurses for the care and treatment of palliative care patients. Students will be expected to integrate evidence from a range of sources and apply this to the practice of palliative care nursing.

Restriction: NURSING 730

NURSPRAC 711
30 Points

Pain Nursing Specialty Nursing

Draws on evidence from biomedical and social science research to equip nurses for the care and treatment of patients experiencing pain. Students will be expected to integrate evidence from a range of sources and apply this to the practice of nursing patients with pain.

Restriction: NURSING 730

NURSPRAC 712
30 Points

Diabetes Specialty Nursing

Draws on evidence from biomedical and social science research to equip nurses for the care and treatment of diabetic patients. Students will be expected to integrate evidence from a range of sources and apply this to the practice of nursing patients with diabetes.

Restriction: NURSING 730

NURSPRAC 713
30 Points

Paediatric Intensive Care Nursing

Draws on evidence from biomedical and social science research to equip nurses for the care and treatment of paediatric intensive care patients. Students will be expected to integrate evidence from a range of sources and apply this to the practice.

Restriction: NURSING 730

NURSPRAC 715
30 Points

Endoscopy Specialty Nursing

Draws on evidence from biomedical and social science research to equip nurses for the care and treatment of patients undergoing an endoscopy procedure. Students will be expected to integrate evidence from a range of sources and apply this to the practice of endoscopy nursing.

Restriction: NURSING 730

NURSPRAC 716
30 Points

Ophthalmology Specialty Nursing

Draws on evidence from biomedical and social science research to equip nurses for the care and treatment of ophthalmology patients. Students will be expected to integrate evidence from a range of sources and apply this to the practice of ophthalmology nursing.

Restriction: NURSING 719

NURSPRAC 717
30 Points

Practicum for RN Designated Prescribers

Prepares registered nurses to apply for prescribing rights as Designated Prescribers. Provides nurses with the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills in the application of pharmacotherapeutic concepts to prescribing as a designated prescriber. This includes direct supervision of prescribing activities in the clinical area and the ability to work closely and effectively in a multidisciplinary team environment.

Prerequisite: NURSING 742, 773, 785

NURSPRAC 718
30 Points

Contemporary Mental Health and Addictions Nursing Practice

Explores contemporary mental health and addictions nursing practice from both socio-political and practice-skills perspectives. Focuses on developing awareness of the unique mental health and addictions context of Aotearoa/New Zealand and the cultural and values based practices and policies which have emerged. Builds on foundational therapeutic and interpersonal skills and develops knowledge and skills in contemporary, evidence-based mental health and addictions nursing interventions.

Restriction: NURSING 786

NURSPRAC 719
30 Points

Clinical Practice in Mental Health and Addictions

A clinically based course focusing on history taking, assessment, formulation and nursing care planning. There is an emphasis on mental health, physical health and addictions assessment and the development of nursing formulation skills.

NURSPRAC 720
30 Points

Special Topic: Advanced Mental Health Assessment

A clinically based course covering history taking, assessment and case formulation in advanced clinical practice for mental health nurses. There is an emphasis on comprehensive mental health assessment, and negotiation of a client-focused plan of care.

NURSPRAC 721
45 Points

Integrative Nursing Practice

A problem-based course where students develop the knowledge and assessment skills associated with nursing clients across a variety of clinical settings. The course provides learning opportunities for students to gain knowledge, skills and develop attitudes that will ensure safe nursing practice. Principles of medication management to prepare students for practice as a registered nurse are integrated into the course.

NURSPRAC 722
30 Points

Transition to Professional Nursing Practice

Enables students to transition from student to registered nurse through an extended period of clinical practice. Integration of nursing knowledge and legal and ethical parameters of competency will occur alongside the development of autonomy and accountability of practice.

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