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GHS9850 - Nursing practice and management

12 points, SCA Band 0, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Leader: Professor Karen Francis & Professor Margaret O'Connor


Gippsland Second semester 2008 (Off-campus)
Peninsula Second semester 2008 (Day)
Peninsula Second semester 2008 (Off-campus)


The unit gives nursing graduates a program which combines a strong theoretical and practical focus to health services management. Topics on management and administration include: change and organisational structures; power, authority and politics, leadership; people in health service organisation, change and organisational effectiveness. Flexible delivery mode includes optional seminars, which assist the student with applied skills such as quality assurance and best practice models, managing budgets, managing programs, the preparation of business plans and quality improvement plans and program evaluation.


On completion of this unit and with further study and practice, the student will be expected to:

  1. have an appreciation of the similarities and the differences in administration and management concepts;
  2. work towards effective nursing services within health care service organisations through the introduction of service delivery models that are guided by continuous improvement strategies;
  3. recognise quality outcomes in health services management;
  4. implement strategies in line with modern management techniques such as strategic management, organisational culture, organisational effectiveness, productivity enhancement, communication strategies, and safe environmental strategies;
  5. be cognisant with the principles of human resources management when organising resources within an organisation,
  6. ensure nursing executive efficiency through the analysis of systems, theories and processes that affect advanced nursing practice and advanced clinical nursing practice.


Three assignments: 30%, 20%, 50%

Contact hours

6 hours per week

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