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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

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 3 - 2019

Term 1 - 2020 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Mackay
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton

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 - 2019 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.2 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 50.89% 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
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
Staff student ratio was a minimum of 1 to 16 in 2019 for all on-campus learning session for this unit.
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
The unit coordinators requested that residential schools not be scheduled prior to the end of week 2, however this did not occur in 2019. Unit Coordinators will follow up with the BN management team re this issue for 2020.
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
Online resources and pre-briefing video focusing on assessment was prepared and shared with both staff and students. The time schedule for the assessment was included in the teaching plan.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
Student feedback via the university evaluation process identified that there was not enough time to complete some activities.
Recommendation
1. To increase time available NURS12156 will adopt an online orientation for the clinical learning space. 2. Unit content with be reviewed to determine whether some of the skills covered in the on-campus learning session can be moved to other clinical units.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Clinical Agency feedback
Feedback
Feedback from clinical agencies is that students need to cover adding medications to IV fluids to ensure they gain most from the clinical learning placement experience.
Recommendation
Adding of medications to IV fluids along with labelling of IV fluid bag/container will be added to NURS12156 in 2020.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
Overcrowding of on-campus clinical learning sessions/residential schools remains problematic for students as it creates excessive noise in the teaching space and often limits the time and resources available. Student feedback also indicated that they were often required to wait to access resources due to the limited number provided or gather resources themselves which meant they may miss out on the learning opportunities due to time constraints.
Recommendation
1. This issue will be discussed with the BN management team to seek a solution to this ongoing problem. 2. During the simulation technician briefing prior to the commencement of term, the Unit coordinators will clearly document requirements and amount of resources needed and reinforce the need for resources to be provided when required during on-campus learning sessions.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
Student feedback was that NURS12156 was well structured. Students found the minimum requirements document to be a useful resource when undertaking clinical placement. Feedback indicated that the minimum requirements document was able to assist students to meet both personal learning goals and the unit learning outcomes.
Recommendation
1. Continue to use pre-brief learning requirements for on-campus learning sessions within NURS12156. 2. Continue using minimum requirements document to support student learning
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
Students indicated that one of the best aspects of this unit was the use of the single case study that was integrated throughout the learning resources.
Recommendation
Continue to use current case study for 2020.
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