Awards
Special Purpose Award
Programme Code: DK_NNAMN_8
 
Mode of Delivery:Part Time, Full Time Blended-Learning
 
No. of Stages:1
NFQ Level:8
Programme Credits:10
Programme Short Title:Acute Medicine Nursing
Language of Instruction:English
Department:Nursing Midwifery & Early Years
 

Programme Outcomes

On successful completion of this programme the learner should be able to :

PO1Knowledge - Breadth
 (a)Understanding of the theory, concepts and methods pertaining to a field (or fields) of learning. The graduate should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the theory, concepts and methods pertaining to relevant clinical practice skills essential for safe and effective acute medicine nursing practice.
PO2Knowledge - Kind
 (a)Detailed knowledge and understadning in one or more specialised areas, some of it at the current boundaries of the field(s). The graduate should: know and demonstrate an understanding of relevant biological and related sciences as they apply to the acutely ill adult within an Acute Medicine Unit/Emergency Department; demonstrate relevant knowledge and skills to adopt systematic approaches to nursing practice based on best available evidence.
PO3Skill - Range
 (a)Demonstrate mastery of a complex and specialised area of skills and tools: use and modify advanced skills and tools to conduct closely guided research, professional or advanced technical activity. The graduate should be able to: demonstrate evidence based clinical practice skills essential for safe nursing practice; perform a comprehensive nursing assessment; plan and initiate care and treatment modalities within agreed interdisciplinary protocols to achieve patient/client centred outcomes and evaluate their effectiveness.
PO4Skill - Selectivity
 (a)Exercise appropraite judgement in a number of complex planning, design, technical and/or management functions related to products, services, operations or processes, including resourcing. The graduate should be able to: identify and meet the nursing needs of the individual and family of the acutely ill adult within an Acute Medicine Unit/Emergency Department; act as an effective member of the health care team; participate in the multidisciplinary team approach to the care of patients; evaluate practice and use current research findings to underpin clinical practice.
PO5Competence - Context
 (a)Use advanced skills to conduct research, or advanced technical or professional activity, accepting accountability for all related decision making; transfer and apply diagnostic and creative skills in a range of contexts. The graduate should be able to: adopt a holistic approach to care and the integration of knowledge; conduct a systematic holistic assessment of patient needs based on nursing theory and evidence-based practice; plan care in consultation with the patient, taking into consideration the therapeutic regimes of all members of the health care team; implement planned nursing care/interventions to achieve the identified outcomes; evaluate patient progress towards expected outcomes and review plans in accordance with evaluation data and consultation with the client; establish and maintain therapeutic interpersonal relationships; identify, disseminate and integrate nursing and other evidence into the area of the acutely ill adult within an Acute Medicine Unit/Emergency Department.
PO6Competence - Role
 (a)Act effectively under guidance in a peer relationship with qualified practitioners; lead multiple, complex and heterogeneous groups. The graduate should be able to: effectively manage the nursing care of the acutely ill adult within an Acute Medicine Unit/Emergency Department; demonstrate the ability to work as a team member; determine priorities for care based on need, acuity and optimal time for intervention; facilitate the coordination of care; provide leadership and act as a role model in the assessment and management of the acutely ill adult within an Acute Medicine Unit/Emergency Department.
PO7Competence - Learning to Learn
 (a)Learn to act in variable and unfamiliar contexts; learn to manage learning tasks independently, professionally and ethically. The graduate should be able to: take responsibility for personal and professional development; act to enhance the personal and professional development of self and others; demonstrate a commitment to life-long learning; contribute to the learning experiences of colleagues through support, supervision and teaching.
PO8Competence - Insight
 (a)Express a comprehensive internalised, personal world view manifesting solidarity with others. The graduate should be able to: provide and articulate professional and ethical nursing practice; practice within the limits of own competence and take measures to develop own competence; use specialist knowledge to support and enhance acute medicine nursing knowledge and practice.
 

Stage Schedules

Stage 1

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
NURS N8194 Assessment and Management of the Acutely Ill Adult within the Acute Medicine Unit