Research and report on nursing trends and practice

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver HLTENN033, 'Research and report on nursing trends and practice'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and 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