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NURS11146 - Professional Nursing Identity

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit introduces the student to the role and scope of the nurse in contemporary health. Students will have the opportunity to discuss social, political and economic factors that have influenced the evolution of the nursing profession. This unit will explore factors that have influenced the image and status of nursing throughout history. Students will begin to reflect on the values of the nursing profession and begin to appreciate the significance of scholarship in nursing.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2013

There are no availabilities for this unit on or after Term 3 - 2013

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Online Quiz(zes) 20%
2. Portfolio 40%
3. Written Assessment 40%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

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Previous Feedback

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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Student feedback (end of course evaluations)
Feedback
Students felt that they needed more support from lecturer regarding uploading of preclinical documentation into the storage system Mahara. This formed part of the assessment for the course.
Recommendation
Introduction of new curriculum where pre clinical documentation is no longer assessed within a course. Additionally a new system SONIA has been introduced for uploading pre clinical documentation that is much more user friendly.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback (end of course evaluations)
Feedback
Students enjoyed content about history of nursing.
Recommendation
The history of nursing will continue to be embedded within the new curriculum.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback (end of course evaluations)
Feedback
Although lectures were short and contained useful information, the presenter providing lecture content lacked enthusiasm.
Recommendation
Different lecturer this term who has more familiarity of content and requirements.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Discuss social, political and economic factors that have influenced the evolution of health care.
  2. Consider historical and contemporary factors that have influenced the image, status and practice of nursing.
  3. Outline the role and scope of the nursing student in contemporary health care.
  4. Reflect on and begin to adopt the values of the nursing profession.
  5. Locate and critically evaluate information from various sources to inform scholarly activity.
  6. Utilise skills appropriate to a beginning scholar of nursing.
  7. Develop a professional portfolio as evidence of professional development.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Portfolio
3 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
2 - Portfolio
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
3 - Written Assessment