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NURS11161 - Clinical Nursing Practice 1

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit introduces you to the principles of patient safety and quality including physical/psychosocial assessment, asepsis and medication safety. You will have the opportunity to apply these principles in clinical environments. You will be expected to function within the scope of practice of a nursing student in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) registered nurse standards for practice during the compulsory three (3) day residential school or timetabled internal nursing laboratories as well as 120 hour clinical placement.

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

Prerequisites:

NURS11160 Fundamentals of Clinical Nursing Practice or NURS11149 Foundations of Nursing Practice 1

NURS11157 Lifespan Approach to Health and Well-Being or NURS11153 Health and Behaviour

NURS11158 Evidence Informed Nursing Practice or NHLT12001

NURS11159 Introduction to Nursing or NURS11146 Professional Nursing Identity

Co-requisite:
BIOH11005 Introductory Anatomy and Physiology

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 Compulsory Residential School
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Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2017

Term 2 - 2017 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Mixed Mode
Mackay
Noosa
Rockhampton
Townsville
Term 3 - 2017 Profile
Mixed Mode
Term 2 - 2018 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Mixed Mode
Mackay
Noosa
Rockhampton
Townsville
Term 3 - 2018 Profile
Bundaberg
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Mackay
Mixed Mode
Noosa
Rockhampton
Term 3 - 2019 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Mackay
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton
Term 3 - 2020 Profile
Mixed Mode

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. Practical and Written Assessment 0%
2. Professional Practice Placement 0%
3. Examination 0%

This is a pass/fail (non-graded) unit. To pass the unit, you must pass all of the individual assessment tasks shown in the table above.

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 3 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.7 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 31.99% 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: Have Your Say
Feedback
Sandy was a wonderful teacher who had plenty of knowledge to share. She made lectures very detailed and clinical learning interesting. She clearly set out our required tasks
Recommendation
Continue the same style of Learning and Teaching
Action Taken
Lectures were provided weekly via Zoom with student engagement high
Source: Have Your say
Feedback
The teachers were all lovely. They responded in a timely manner whenever you had a questions as well for marking the assessment. Res schools went very well and helped prepare me for placement greatly. I was still nervous for placement but res school made me feel confident in what i was doing. The assessment on suture and staple remove i found was a great scenario to do. This has been one of my favourite units so far, due to the teachers attitude and support
Recommendation
Support will continue in res school, on placement and with timely responses to forums, emails and phone calls
Action Taken
The student support continued throughout the term and beyond for students attending late placements. The team continued to respond to students and facilities in a timely fashion
Source: Have Your Say and student communications
Feedback
Residential School and Placement. I loved the face to face learning, and getting to meet fellow students, and I'm looking forward to placement. Getting to do hands on stuff
Recommendation
Res schools will continue with students encouraged to network with their peers
Action Taken
Res schools continued face to face during the term. A res school for interstate students who could not attend a face to face res school was held in Brisbane in term 1 on the day prior to students attending PEP2 res school
Source: Have Your Say and student communications
Feedback
The information provided throughout this unit was very informative, also broken up with the odd video clips for amusement/amazement, reinforcing information and catchy music was appreciated. Thank you Sandy, your presentation style, lived experience and honesty was awesome, I always looked forward to each Thursdays lecture recording just to hear you speak. The assistance and follow up replies to email inquiries was timely and appreciated. Regards
Recommendation
The content of this unit will continue to be at a high standard with teaching offered in multiple formats to meet learning requirements for students
Action Taken
Teaching style did not change and remained at a high standard
Source: Have Your Say and student communications
Feedback
Maybe a little more discussion on the ANSAT tool used for placement.
Recommendation
Clearer instruction on use of the tool is provided at residentials or during on campus classes, and in lectures.
Action Taken
Discussion about the use of the ANSAT tool was peppered throughout the weekly lectures and at res schools
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
The assessments I feel were a lot to juggle towards the end of term. I feel that either the reflection OR exam aren't necessary for my learning
Recommendation
Both the reflection and the exam remain to suit different learning styles. Both are necessary in an effort to ensure that fundamental learning has occurred
Action Taken
Students who have placements later in the term are affected by having assessments close together. Due to COVID the invigilated exam was changed to an on line summative quiz and the students were given 5 days to complete the quiz on a day that suited them.
Source: Have your say and student communication
Feedback
I find that going on placement during the term is quite difficult on top of everything else and you can feel like you don't have enough knowledge for placement as you haven't covered all the topics in the unit yet. I found on placement, one week with the AINs is plenty enough. A week with the RNs as well would be much more beneficial than only one day.
Recommendation
Placement dates rely on facility availability so outside of CQUniversity control. As the majority of placements are in Aged Care Facilities, the availability of RNs on duty does not allow more time for one on one with students. A registered nurse facilitator is available on site and students are able to contact their unit coordinators if they have any questions during their placement.
Action Taken
Placement dates remain out of our control as we need to fit in with facility availability
Source: Student evaluations
Feedback
I found the reflective assignment an important tool that I will carry with me throughout my nursing studies and career.
Recommendation
Continue with the reflection as a part of the placement assessment
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student evaluations
Feedback
The flour exercise completed in Residential school was well done in order to assist with the task of hand hygiene. It was also interesting in demonstrating how contaminants can easily spread as well, with multiple students inadvertently touching uniforms while waiting for the flour to dry following application.
Recommendation
This activity was new for this term and was successful. I will continue to use this activity to teach hand hygiene to students
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student evaluations
Feedback
The weekly lectures and Q&A sessions were very helpful and the fact they we're recorded. I loved the layout of the moodle page easy to navigate (anti teams). RES school was also a great learning experience, I found Nakia extremely supportive to have on placement popping in and for assessments and feedback.
Recommendation
The weekly lectures and Q&A session 'live' via Zoom will continue to encourage student engagement
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student evaluations
Feedback
Would be nice if res school was a little bit longer.....sometimes we needed more practice and there just wasn't enough time.
Recommendation
It would be great to have longer res schools but this is not possible
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student evaluations
Feedback
The assessment tasks are too large for the subject. Having to do full time placement plus a large amount of content and multiple assessments for one subject only when some of us may be doing other subjects and working is too much. Also I was placed at a facility that was not fit for hosting students, causing me to dislike the subject
Recommendation
The Unit had 4 assessment tasks, 2 completed during res school. The third assessment was clinical placement with associated ANSAT Tool and reflection. There was an on line summative quiz in week 12 of term
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Employ evidence based practice principles to guide the physical and psychosocial assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of individuals and families at beginning practice level.
  2. Use legal and ethical frameworks and cultural awareness principles appropriate to scope of practice when communicating and working in partnership with members of the multidisciplinary team, individuals and families.
  3. Provide safe and effective person centred nursing care to individuals undergoing diagnostic and therapeutic interventions/procedures related to a range of acute alterations in health at a beginning nurse level.
  4. Function within scope of practice of a beginning nursing student in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) registered nurse standards for practice.

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

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Practical and Written Assessment
2 - Professional Practice Placement
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
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
1 - Practical and Written Assessment
2 - Professional Practice Placement
3 - Examination