This unit is aimed at developing and applying fundamental assessment and nursing skills applicable to all settings and age groups. The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia standards for practice for the registered nurse are used as a framework to guide you in relation to person-centred care, patient safety, cultural safety, and developing practice. You will have the opportunity to develop effective clinical reasoning skills at a beginning level that enable you to perform an accurate systems-based health assessment for the collection of data in order to plan and review nursing interventions. In this you unit you will also apply principles of asepsis, wound management and safe medication administration in simulated and clinical settings. 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 clinical classes in preparation for your 120 hour clinical placement.
|Student Contribution Band||1|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.125|
|Pre-requisites or Co-requisites||
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
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).
|Class Timetable||View Unit Timetable|
Compulsory Residential School
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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).
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.
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.
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