This unit is aimed at developing and applying nursing skills applicable to acute care health settings. The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) registered nurse standards for practice 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 skills related to evidence based management of acute episodes of illness or injury including medical and surgical acute presentations and their respective pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments. You will be expected to function within the scope of practice of a nursing student during the compulsory three (3) day residential school or timetabled internal clinical classes in preparation for your 120 hour clinical placement.
|Student Contribution Band||SCA Band 1|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.125|
|Pre-requisites or Co-requisites||
NURS11161 Clinical Nursing Practice 1 or NURS11154 Foundations of Nursing Practice 2
BIOH11005 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology
NURS12155 Medical-Surgical Nursing
For 2016 only NURS11158 Evidence Informed Nursing Practice or NHLT12001 Evidence Informed Practice and then in 2017 revert to pre-requisites
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.
|1. Online Quiz(zes)||0%|
|2. Practical Assessment||0%|
|4. Professional Practice Placement||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.
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This list is not an exhaustive list of all University policies. The full list of policies are available on the Policy web site .
Term 1 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.3 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 51.11% response rate.
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.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
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.
|Assessment Tasks||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Online Quiz(zes)||•||•|
|2 - Practical Assessment||•||•||•||•|
|3 - Portfolio||•|
|4 - Professional Practice Placement||•||•||•||•|
|Graduate Attributes||Learning Outcomes|
|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||•||•||•||•|
|Assessment Tasks||Graduate Attributes|
|2 - Practical Assessment||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|4 - Professional Practice Placement||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|1 - Online Quiz(zes)||•||•||•||•|
|3 - Portfolio||•||•||•||•||•||•|