Implementing practice development in healthcare contexts

Subject code: NS5354:03 

In this subject, students will explore contemporary theories of practice development to facilitate person-centred, safe and effective workplace cultures in healthcare contexts. Students will authenticate their own role as practice developers by identifying the gaps, barriers, and enablers in designing a healthful workplace culture. Embracing the principles of practice development, students will plan sustainable workplace change through the creation of a practice development plan.

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, you will be able to:

  • Interpret the principles, key concepts and methods applied in practice development that facilitate person-centred, safe and effective workplace cultures in healthcare contexts
  • Critically reflect on person-centred practice and workplace culture in own healthcare context to identify gaps that inform a practice development project
  • Evaluate the barriers and enablers of sustainable change in healthcare settings that influence practice development action planning
  • Develop a project plan that embodies the key principles and methods of practice development to create person-centred cultures in healthcare settings


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This subject forms part of the Advanced Practice, Leadership and Management, and Nurse Education majors in the online Master of Nursing.

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