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Learning Outcomes

Bachelor of Arts and Master of Nursing

The Course Learning Outcomes for Bachelor of Arts and Master of Nursing are as follows:


Course Learning Outcome


Critically evaluate  research, both quantitative and qualitative, and demonstrate the ability to engage in enquiry orientated activities to support decision making at beginning level practice.


Demonstrate information literacy proficiency in searching out  knowledge required for critical thinking and problem solving  in nursing practice from the biological, medical, social sciences, humanities and arts perspective.


Display leadership through the use of personal, professional, intellectual and creative autonomy and demonstrate accountability and responsibility that is embedded in the nursing role.


Evaluate disciplinary knowledge and practice across specified areas of nursing in the therapeutic care of patients.


Work within professional, legal and ethical  frameworks relevant to  the nursing profession  and take responsibility for their own actions.


Share professional nursing practice expertise and knowledge when working collaboratively in interdisciplinary contexts.


Identify and explore cultural differences, values and beliefs of the individual or group to the culturally diverse nature of contemporary Australian society.


Appraise social, global and environmental responsibilities within the healthcare context and the  impact of these on the roles and responsibilities of nurses.


Demonstrate proficient use of communication as a tool for negotiating and interacting with others and make effective use of oral, written, visual and digital means to  communicate understanding.


Exercise clinical judgement based on a sound ability to critique nursing knowledge and practices.


Demonstrate capability as a  beginning practitioner to engage effectively in the therapeutic care of patients.


Demonstrate a depth of disciplinary knowledge in at least one field in the arts, humanities and/or social sciences by applying discipline-based expertise to research, project, and work-based problems.


Synthesise knowledge, experience and practice by constructing and testing new arguments and proposing evidence-based solutions.


Communicate complex ideas and data effectively to diverse audiences through context-dependent forms of communication.


Critically analyse and evaluate competing sources of knowledge and information using a variety of different modes of communication..


Approach local and global challenges in research, professional practice, and civil life with personal integrity and intellectual rigor.


Apply ethical frameworks to academic research and inquiry by working productively and collaboratively in diverse groups and across disciplines and cultures.


Combine distinct forms of disciplinary knowledge to communicate in interdisciplinary contexts across different fields and areas of expertise.


Develop innovative and original interpretations and insights