NURS12156 - Clinical Nursing Practice 2

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Working within the nursing laboratory and a variety of health care settings, you will develop knowledge and abilities in biopsychosocial assessment, planning, delivery and the evaluation of nursing care in meeting the needs of individuals and families adapting to acute alterations in health at all stages of the lifespan. 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 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisites

NURS11161 Clinical Nursing Practice 1 or NURS11154 Foundations of Nursing Practice 2

BIOH11005 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology

Co-requisite

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

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Residential School Compulsory Residential School
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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2018

Term 1 - 2018 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Mixed Mode
Mackay
Noosa
Rockhampton
Townsville
Term 1 - 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. Portfolio 0%
3. 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.

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.2 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 55.76% 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: Student Feedback
Feedback
A number of students indicated that their on-campus clinical assessments finished later than planned.
Recommendation
Clinical assessment to be completed during the on-campus learning sessions will be revised. There will be additional staff briefing as to the on-campus assessment requirements.
Action Taken
On-campus clinical assessments were revised. Additional time was allowed for staff briefing and preparation. Student feedback showed the changes were helpful to student learning.
Source: Student Feedback
Feedback
Overcrowding in on-campus learning sessions was raised by students as an issue. Several students also expressed concern that there was not enough staff to assist students in their learning.
Recommendation
The staff:student ratio for this Unit is to be reviewed
Action Taken
Staff student ratio was improved this year and further review will be undertaken for 2019.
Source: Student Feedback
Feedback
Some students felt that the on-campus learning sessions and clinical assessments required review to ensure equity.
Recommendation
Clinical assessment completed during the on-campus learning sessions will be revised to reflect student feedback
Action Taken
Revisions were made to the on-campus clinical assessments and on-campus learning schedule in 2018. Students positively received these changes and this is reflected in the end of term student feedback
Source: Student Feedback
Feedback
Students felt residential schools may need to be slower paced and less crowded
Recommendation
The staff student ratio has been improved this year from previous years and further review will be undertaken for 2019.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student Feedback
Feedback
Some students had difficulty completing all the requirements before residential school.
Recommendation
Recommendation to BN planning group that residential schools not be scheduled for NURS12156 prior to end of week 2 to enable time for students to complete pre-briefing activities and other preparation requirements.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Reflection by Unit coordinators and student feedback.
Feedback
Staff require clearer information on clinical assessments completed during the on-campus learning sessions to ensure smoother flow of the assessment.
Recommendation
An online video specifically directed towards the on-campus clinical assessments will be developed and made available for all teaching staff. Timing schedule for on-campus assessments to be developed.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Apply the principles from the nursing process to deliver evidenced based, person centred nursing care to individuals and families experiencing acute alterations in health
  2. Use the principles of cultural sensitivity to communicate and collaborate effectively with individuals, families and other members of the multidisciplinary care team to facilitate positive health outcomes
  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
  4. Function within legal and ethical frameworks and scope of practice of a nursing student in accordance with Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) registered nurse standards for practice in the acute care setting.

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 4
1 - Practical and Written Assessment
2 - Portfolio
3 - 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 - Portfolio
3 - Professional Practice Placement