Nursing at Melbourne MASTER OF ADVANCED NURSING PRACTICE Employer

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MASTER OF ADVANCED NURSING PRACTICE

Employer Support of Advanced Practice Role
Purpose of this form
Enrolment in the following Master of Advanced Nursing Practice subjects requires students to be working in
an advanced practice role:
514723 Health Assessment for Advanced Practice
514724 Advanced Nursing Practice in Context 1
514725 Advanced Nursing Practice in Context 2

These subjects focus on knowledge and skill development for specific advanced practice roles in specific
health service delivery settings. Students enter these subjects with an extensive practice history supported
by specialty theoretical knowledge in a specific area of nursing. The Australian and New Zealand core
competency standards for Nurse Practitioners and competency standards for advanced practitioners issued
by specialty professional groups are used to guide the formulation and completion of a collaborative
competency based learning contract. Students demonstrate achievement of knowledge and skills described
in the contract through compilation of a practice portfolio that includes (but is not limited to) clinical practice
guidelines, formulary and referral guidelines, and outcomes of competency assessments and viva
challenges.

As a prerequisite for undertaking any of these subjects, students must have concurrent employment
as a Registered Nurse and be engaged in, or working towards, an advanced practice role. Students
must complete this form to provide documentation of employer support and multidisciplinary
mentorship arrangements necessary to undertake the extensions to practice in the clinical
component of the subject within their workplace or related agencies.

Who should complete this form?
Section 1 should be completed by students undertaking an advanced practice clinical subject during their
course. Applicants should seek advice from their agency regarding approval of employment in an advanced
practice role. Section 2 should be completed by an agency designated approver.

Send your completed form to:
School of Nursing & Social Work                             T: +61 3 8344 9401
The University of Melbourne                                 F: +61 3 9347 4375
Level 5, 234 Queensberry Street
Carlton VIC 3053

SECTION 1        DESCRIPTION OF ADVANCED PRACTICE ROLE


  Student Name

  ID Number

  Workplace/Agency

Briefly describe the advanced practice role you are/will be undertaking:
SECTION 2       AGENCY APPROVAL

I certify that the above named student is currently employed at this workplace/agency and is working towards
the advanced practice role described above. The student has the approval of the employing organisation to
undertake this role. Additionally, I certify that multidisciplinary mentorship arrangements have, or will be, put
in place in the workplace to support the student to undertake the extensions in clinical practice required for
this advanced practice role and for successful completion of this subject.


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