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 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

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Residential School Compulsory Residential School
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Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2018

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

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 2 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.7 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 57.56% 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: Teaching team
Feedback
Teaching team were happy with the preparation and resources provided prior to teaching into the Unit
Recommendation
Continue with this practice
Action Taken
Some resources were changed to maintain contemporary practice
Source: Per phone and email from Industry partners
Feedback
Feedback received from Industry partners was positive. Students were well prepared, well presented and eager to learn
Recommendation
Continue
Action Taken
Industry partners continue to provide positive feedback. In the event of any negative feedback the student is contacted and supports are put in place. A small number of students required Clinical Learning Support Plans with an improvement shown each time
Source: Have your say Student email
Feedback
On reflection, the Unit ran smoothly. Students were given information about the exam but evaluation comments revealed that some students were not prepared
Recommendation
In future offerings, the information will be more explicit and rationale for having an exam will be expanded upon
Action Taken
An ECHO about the exam was recorded and put onto the Moodle site. Each lecture had some talk about requirements for the exam.
Source: Student email face to face comments
Feedback
Clinical placements. Some students initially felt that having placement in an Aged Care Facility would not enhance learning. Student reflections demonstrated that this was not the case as most students found the placement to be a valuable learning experience
Recommendation
Continue to source placements wherever the learning outcomes for the Unit will be met
Action Taken
Fewer students were placed in Aged Care facilities and support was provided by a member of the coordinating team for each student
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
I enjoyed all aspects of this unit, i found it informative and interesting. This unit has been by far the one i have enjoyed the most,especially the clinical practice.
Recommendation
The format of the Unit will continue with appropriate placements sought
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
This was my favorite unit, I engaged really well with the way in which the weekly lectures were delivered. I felt very well prepared to head into clinical placement, our clinical lab residential classes were really well delivered too!
Recommendation
I will continue with the weekly lectures
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
I really enjoyed studying this unit! I found it well structured and easy to follow. The content was interesting and I was excited to start the next week's work. I thought the result/feedback for the assessment came back in a timely manner and when I would contact the lecturers they would always respond promptly. Thank you for making this unit so enjoyable! :)
Recommendation
Will continue
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
I believe we were very well prepared for placement. There was nothing within my scope that I was ensure about.
Recommendation
Continue
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Reflection task is not clearly explained.
Recommendation
Depth of discussion about requirements will be provided
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
The lay out of the course i found a little strange. I think it would make more sense to have the placement after the exam. Its just I feel that i now, after 12 weeks of learning, I now know more of the theory. i would have been able to apply more of what I've learned more confident in my placement.
Recommendation
An explanation about the delivery of content is discussed in week 1 lecture. It is not possible to cover 12 weeks of content prior to placement. Skills taught in residential school all lead to ability to provide patient care on placement.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
I feel as though it is such a practical subject, and even if we received fantastic feedback for my clinical placement and the reflection, I may have failed the subject based on the exam, which is really disappointing. I feel like I know everything and my clinical facilitator told me that I'll make a wonderful nurse, but because I have always choked in exams, I could potentially fail the entire subject. I feel like that is one area that may need improvement.
Recommendation
An exam in this Unit is warranted as the content forms the basis for future learning and practice. The fundamentals are vital as a firm starting point. If the student is not confident with knowledge at this early stage, it must be highlighted to allow for a successful carer as a RN
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: DDLT
Feedback
Residential Schools/Internal Clinical Learning Sessions
Recommendation
Unit profile clearly states that the Residential School/Internal Clinical Learning sessions are completed prior to attending clinical placement
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