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92329 Accountability in Nursing Practice

6cp; 1hpw x 7wks (online lecture), 2hpw x 7wks (tutorial)
Requisite(s): ( 92014 Role Transition and Professional Identity OR 92017 Health Assessment and Nursing Therapeutics OR ((92324 Professional Identity OR 92434 Professional Identity)))
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses.
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.



This subject builds on the discussion of professional identity by focusing on how the ethical and legal texture of the practice settings of registered nurses engages and challenges their professional status. This focus is mediated by provision of educational opportunities which enable students to reflectively incorporate an informed understanding of accountability in nursing practice into their modes of perception, thought, feeling and response, and thus actively further their growth into the role of a registered nurse. Students are encouraged to appreciate that clinical capability and leadership cannot be accomplished without an understanding of the full range of accountability in practice. This subject requires student involvement to be of a kind that further develops their critical and analytical abilities, their competence with the variety of literacies required of professional practitioners, and their skill in the appropriate expression and communication of ideas.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus

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