NUR4113 - Translation of nursing knowledge for leadership in practice - 2019

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.


Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Organisational Unit

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Chief examiner(s)

Verity Mak


Ms Verity Mak (Clayton)
Ms Janet Wettenhall (Peninsula)

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)


  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)


NUR2223 and NUR4111


Enrolled in M2006


This unit builds on the concepts covered in core units in years one (1), two (2) and three (3).

The content is related to identifying areas of healthcare practice that require improvement, and how quality and safety frameworks and nursing leadership translates to safe and quality care.

This unit is offered in the final semester of the course with NUR3312 Translation of nursing knowledge in preparation for professional nursing practice.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Apply the Safety and Quality Improvement Framework in a variety of scenarios, using a person-centred approach;
  2. Apply models of leadership and their contribution to the advancement of the profession, through the conduct of a quality improvement process;
  3. Reflect on quality and patient safety outcomes drawn from clinical placement experience
  4. Analyse the evidence for an identified area of nursing practice that would benefit from a quality improvement process;
  5. Design a quality improvement program for an identified area of nursing practice;
  6. Critically analyse literature and evidence supporting clinical and nursing practice
  7. Evaluate the process of a clinical practice guideline development.
  8. Appraise peer quality improvement programs using an evidence based evaluation tool


  • Written report on Quality Improvement Issue (Individual) (3,000 words) (40%) (Hurdle)
  • Healthcare Innovation program (2,000 words) (25%)
  • Group poster presentation (1,500 words) (20%)
  • Masterclass (2 hours) Peer Evaluation and written reflection (15%) (Hurdle)

Workload requirements

7 weeks teacher directed activity: 2 x 2 hour workshops each week (80% attendance requirement hurdle)

MNM Quality Innovation Forum 2 hrs (one only) (attendance Hurdle)

This unit is run with an integrated clinical placement alongside NUR3312.

See also Unit timetable information

Off-campus attendance requirements

Online teacher directed activities 10 hours each week

Self-Directed Learning 12 hours each week

Total 292 hours

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study