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 1 - 2020

Term 1 - 2020 Profile
Bundaberg
Online
Rockhampton
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

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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: Unit Evaluation 'Have your say'
Feedback
This unit helped me realise the importance of research in relation to academic writing. It taught me to only use information from reliable sites, and also taught me how to research effectively when researching for specific information in different databases.
Recommendation
Unit content will continue to focus on searching for and critiquing credible sources to assist with academic writing. Accurate referencing will continue to be encouraged.
Action Taken
Unit content continues to focus on searching databases for credible academic sources, this will help students in their future assessments.
Source: Unit Evaluation 'Have your say'
Feedback
As a distance student, I found that there were ample resources to cover the unit, it is just a matter of accessing them. I found the recorded tutorials helpful as my internet connection is not always reliable and the audio's meant I could listen to them on my 90 min. round trip to work. The lecturers were informative, helpful and easy to listen to.
Recommendation
Zoom tutorials will continue to be offered twice a week and recorded to maintain equity to all students.
Action Taken
Zoom tutorials are run twice a week and staggered times to allow the majority of students to attend. These are recorded.
Source: Unit Evaluation 'Have your say'
Feedback
The Lecturers were excellent, they provided relevant information, and easy to understand. They were always willing to provide feedback. I really liked how this unit worked with ALC team, extra workshops and I was able to attend Brisbane campus for workshop. I learnt alot about right referencing and academic writing. I was able to incorporate these with other units.
Recommendation
This unit will continue to work closely with the ALC 'embedded' into the content, thus allowing the students a seamless transition between the two and a more rounded experience overall.
Action Taken
The ALC continue to work closely with lecturers in this unit.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
I feel like so much energy was put into PICO and in guiding us through that assessment but not as much clear instruction was given on the second assessment which is maybe why the forums blew up with questions a bit.
Recommendation
Assessment 2 will be refined, with clearer instructions and an exemplar given for clarification.
Action Taken
Ass 2 continues to be an issue even with clearer guidelines and an exemplar. It will be revised again next year.
Source: Markers feedback
Feedback
The quality of the work the students are producing this semester is much better than last. All went well and they demonstrated good understanding of the assessment. APA has improved exponentially. I like this assessment.
Recommendation
Coordinator will endeavour to maintain high quality markers who are familiar with the content and APA referencing to ensure consistency for students.
Action Taken
Markers remain fairly consistent.
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
Nil.
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
Nil.
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
Nil.
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
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)