Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners

HLTENN033 Mapping and Delivery Guide
Research and report on nursing trends and practice

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Issue Date: December 2018


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Unit of Competency HLTENN033 - Research and report on nursing trends and practice
Description
Employability Skills
Learning Outcomes and Application This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify research needs, source and analyse emerging trends and best practice in nursing and report on the outcomes of research to inform continuous improvement at a systemic or organisational level. This unit applies to enrolled nurses, registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, who work in collaboration with registered nurses, and under direct or indirect supervisory arrangements aligned to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia regulatory authority legislative requirements.The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.
Duration and Setting X weeks, nominally xx hours, delivered in a classroom/online/blended learning setting.

Skills must have been demonstrated in the workplace or in a simulated environment that reflects workplace conditions.

Assessors must satisfy the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015/AQTF mandatory competency requirements for assessors.

In addition, assessors must hold current registration as a Registered Nurse with Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

Prerequisites/co-requisites
Competency Field
Development and validation strategy and guide for assessors and learners Student Learning Resources Handouts
Activities
Slides
PPT
Assessment 1 Assessment 2 Assessment 3 Assessment 4
Elements of Competency Performance Criteria              
Element: Elements define the essential outcomes
       
Element: Identify research needs
  • Identify opportunities for research through reflection on experience and outcomes of own nursing practice
  • Work with professional colleagues in relation to systemic change and areas for collaborative research
  • Identify and analyse internal and external factors that impact on the research process and the application of potential research outcomes
  • Select a focus for research and develop objectives with clear links to workplace needs
       
Element: Research nursing trends and best practice
  • Develop and document a research plan that includes clear information about objectives and methodologies
  • Assess and select research strategies suited to areas of focus
  • Access and explore information about current, emerging and innovative ideas and trends in nursing practice
  • Source and collate evidence-based information about nursing best practice
       
Element: Analyse researched information
  • Compare best practice evidence to current nursing practice and determine potential for development and change in own workplace
  • Assess the strength, relevance, reliability and currency of information gathered by research in the context of the organisation’s current nursing practice
  • Identify and analyse specific ways in which researched information may be used or adapted for workplace improvement
  • Assess the feasibility, benefits and risks associated with researched information and its potential use
  • Develop substantiated positions and ideasfrom research and analysis
       
Element: Report on research
  • Test and discuss positions developed from research through collaboration with colleagues
  • Develop reports for relevant personnel using language and format appropriate to audience, purpose and context
  • Incorporate reasoned argument and substantiated evidence into reporting
  • Present research findings according to organisation standards and review processes
       


Evidence Required

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ELEMENT

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

Elements define the essential outcomes

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Identify research needs

1.1 Identify opportunities for research through reflection on experience and outcomes of own nursing practice

1.2 Work with professional colleagues in relation to systemic change and areas for collaborative research

1.3 Identify and analyse internal and external factors that impact on the research process and the application of potential research outcomes

1.4 Select a focus for research and develop objectives with clear links to workplace needs

2. Research nursing trends and best practice

2.1 Develop and document a research plan that includes clear information about objectives and methodologies

2.2 Assess and select research strategies suited to areas of focus

2.3 Access and explore information about current, emerging and innovative ideas and trends in nursing practice

2.4 Source and collate evidence-based information about nursing best practice

3. Analyse researched information

3.1 Compare best practice evidence to current nursing practice and determine potential for development and change in own workplace

3.2 Assess the strength, relevance, reliability and currency of information gathered by research in the context of the organisation’s current nursing practice

3.3 Identify and analyse specific ways in which researched information may be used or adapted for workplace improvement

3.4 Assess the feasibility, benefits and risks associated with researched information and its potential use

3.5 Develop substantiated positions and ideasfrom research and analysis

4. Report on research

4.1 Test and discuss positions developed from research through collaboration with colleagues

4.2 Develop reports for relevant personnel using language and format appropriate to audience, purpose and context

4.3 Incorporate reasoned argument and substantiated evidence into reporting

4.4 Present research findings according to organisation standards and review processes

The candidate must show evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the job role. There must be evidence that the candidate has:

planned, conducted and used at least 2 research projects to contribute to the continuous improvement of nursing practice at a systemic or organisational level in at least 1 workplace.

The candidate must be able to demonstrate essential knowledge required to effectively complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the work role. This includes knowledge of:

ways in which own practice informs research

processes for engaging others in the identification of research needs

internal and external factors that potentially impact research and its application:

approval frameworks

organisation policies and procedures

resource constraints

health policy frameworks

national health priorities

features and formats of research plans

research strategies, how they are implemented and their application for different research objectives:

qualitative

quantitative

evidence-based information – what it is, what it isn’t and how it is developed and used in healthcare

information sources for research in nursing practice, including:

existing research and literature

public and private health organisations

organisations in other industries

professional bodies

nurse practitioners

clinical nurse specialists

processes that support analysis of information and how to use them, including:

comparing

contrasting

challenging

reflecting

distinguishing relevant from irrelevant

drawing interdisciplinary connections

making links between information and its application to the workplace

report writing, including:

key inclusions in a research report

how to match report format, structure and content to audience and context

techniques for developing and substantiating positions and arguments in writing

use of referencing, and understanding of copyright and plagiarism.


Submission Requirements

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Assessment task 1: [title]      Due date:

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Assessment Tasks

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ELEMENT

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

Elements define the essential outcomes

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Identify research needs

1.1 Identify opportunities for research through reflection on experience and outcomes of own nursing practice

1.2 Work with professional colleagues in relation to systemic change and areas for collaborative research

1.3 Identify and analyse internal and external factors that impact on the research process and the application of potential research outcomes

1.4 Select a focus for research and develop objectives with clear links to workplace needs

2. Research nursing trends and best practice

2.1 Develop and document a research plan that includes clear information about objectives and methodologies

2.2 Assess and select research strategies suited to areas of focus

2.3 Access and explore information about current, emerging and innovative ideas and trends in nursing practice

2.4 Source and collate evidence-based information about nursing best practice

3. Analyse researched information

3.1 Compare best practice evidence to current nursing practice and determine potential for development and change in own workplace

3.2 Assess the strength, relevance, reliability and currency of information gathered by research in the context of the organisation’s current nursing practice

3.3 Identify and analyse specific ways in which researched information may be used or adapted for workplace improvement

3.4 Assess the feasibility, benefits and risks associated with researched information and its potential use

3.5 Develop substantiated positions and ideasfrom research and analysis

4. Report on research

4.1 Test and discuss positions developed from research through collaboration with colleagues

4.2 Develop reports for relevant personnel using language and format appropriate to audience, purpose and context

4.3 Incorporate reasoned argument and substantiated evidence into reporting

4.4 Present research findings according to organisation standards and review processes

Copy and paste from the following performance criteria to create an observation checklist for each task. When you have finished writing your assessment tool every one of these must have been addressed, preferably several times in a variety of contexts. To ensure this occurs download the assessment matrix for the unit; enter each assessment task as a column header and place check marks against each performance criteria that task addresses.

Observation Checklist

Tasks to be observed according to workplace/college/TAFE policy and procedures, relevant legislation and Codes of Practice Yes No Comments/feedback
 
Identify opportunities for research through reflection on experience and outcomes of own nursing practice 
Work with professional colleagues in relation to systemic change and areas for collaborative research 
Identify and analyse internal and external factors that impact on the research process and the application of potential research outcomes 
Select a focus for research and develop objectives with clear links to workplace needs 
Develop and document a research plan that includes clear information about objectives and methodologies 
Assess and select research strategies suited to areas of focus 
Access and explore information about current, emerging and innovative ideas and trends in nursing practice 
Source and collate evidence-based information about nursing best practice 
Compare best practice evidence to current nursing practice and determine potential for development and change in own workplace 
Assess the strength, relevance, reliability and currency of information gathered by research in the context of the organisation’s current nursing practice 
Identify and analyse specific ways in which researched information may be used or adapted for workplace improvement 
Assess the feasibility, benefits and risks associated with researched information and its potential use 
Develop substantiated positions and ideasfrom research and analysis 
Test and discuss positions developed from research through collaboration with colleagues 
Develop reports for relevant personnel using language and format appropriate to audience, purpose and context 
Incorporate reasoned argument and substantiated evidence into reporting 
Present research findings according to organisation standards and review processes 

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