NURS11158 - Evidence Informed Nursing Practice

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit introduces you to the value of evidence that informs nursing practice. A commitment to evidence based care is fundamental to the development of knowledge and practice in the nursing profession for improved standards of care. You will develop skills in locating evidence, evaluating and applying research findings to inform best practice.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Students must be enrolled in CQ23 or CG41.

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 2 - 2020

Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Bundaberg
Online
Rockhampton

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. Written Assessment 50%
2. Written Assessment 30%
3. Online Quiz(zes) 20%

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

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.9 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 37.25% response rate.

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 evaluations
Feedback
Great unit, weekly tasks and lectures were great, incorporating the ALC for the essays was really helpful in breaking it down and understanding the assessment. Thankyou!
Recommendation
Continue with lectures and content and the incorporation of the ALC
Action Taken
Content continued to be delivered as planned with the addition of extra zoom time due to the movement of all students to the online delivery most as a result of COVID 19 restrictions.
Source: Marker feedback
Feedback
There was also a few borderlines in the low 5os. The main issues was not reading the requirements of the assessment and not spending enough time on Moodle. APA was mediocre which was surprising with the conversations and support they were given. Students don't seem to give the marking criteria much credence. I ask them in the comments to check their work against the marking criteria before submission.
Recommendation
Continue to stress to students the importance of marking themselves against the marking criteria before submitting.
Action Taken
This was undertaken in Term 1, 2020 and student success in the unit was maintains despite to impacts of COVID 19 restrictions.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
The unit was easy to navigate with relevant content. Nil improvement needed. The assessment and content in this unit has improved my research skills and me helped learn how to critically evaluate evidence in research.
Recommendation
Continue with set out of moodle site and content to allow ease of navigation for students.
Action Taken
Moodle set out was maintains and students again provided very positive feedback on the ease and accessibility of Moodle resources.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
The only aspect that I would suggest needs improvement is that the task and explanation of assessment 2 part 1 was unclear in parts. It was originally difficult to understand. After re-reading numerous times and identifying the instructional words, keywords and limiting words I began to understand the task more.
Recommendation
Assessment two requirements have been broken down more and fully explained. Two additional Q & A zoom sessions will also be run to answer any queries.
Action Taken
Assessment two was divided into two separate assessments so that there was no confusion regarding assessment requirements. Feedback from students in Term 1, 2020 indicates this change has met their needs.
Source: Marker feedback
Feedback
Marking guide for assessment 3 was changed in Term 1, 2020 to incorporate referencing in each item rather than at the end of the marking criteria. However markers founded it difficult to clearly allocate marks for referencing so the marking guide has been revised for Term 2, 2020.
Recommendation
Marking guide has been revised for Term 2, 2020 to make the allocation of marks for referencing clearer for both students and markers
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
Student feedback was that NURS11158 was well structured. Students found the assessments requirement clear. Feedback indicated the resources provided to students assist students to meet both personal learning goals and the unit learning outcomes.
Recommendation
Continue providing support and resources to meet student learning needs.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Discuss the concepts that underpin evidence based nursing practice for person centred nursing care
  2. Utilise evidence based frameworks to locate resources that support person safety and quality
  3. Explore ethical considerations in evidence based nursing practice.

The Learning outcomes are linked to the Australian Nursing & Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) Standards for registered nurses and the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) registered nurse standards for practice.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Online Quiz(zes)
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
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
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Online Quiz(zes)