This unit will introduce you to concepts and knowledge required to effectively care for patients experiencing complex alterations in health. You will critically consider the care provided to patients, including strategies to assist individuals and significant others when dealing with health crises. In addition, effective communication and collaboration in a complex situation is paramount. Appropriate provision of care including assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of safe nursing care in various complex health care situations will be adopted in this unit. You will be expected to function within the scope of practice of a nursing student in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Board Australia (NMBA) registered nurse standards for practice during the compulsory three (3) day residential school or timetabled internal nursing laboratory sessions and 160 hour clinical placement consisting of 80 hours of complex care and 80 hours of mental health setting.
|Student Contribution Band||SCA Band 1|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.25|
|Pre-requisites or Co-requisites||
NURS12157 Concepts of Mental Health Nursing
NURS12156 Clinical Nursing Practice 2 or NURS11156 Acute Nursing Management
NURS12154 Pharmacology for Nursing Practice or NURS12151 Pharmacology for Nurses
NURS12155 Medical-Surgical Nursing
BIOH11006 Advanced Anatomy and Physiology
NURS11158 Evidence Informed Nursing Practice or NHLT12001 Evidence Informed Practice
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 12-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 25 hours of study per week, making a total of 300 hours for the unit.
|1. Practical and Written Assessment||0%|
|2. Written Assessment||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.
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Term 3 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 34.87% 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 and 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|
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|2 - Written Assessment||•||•|
|3 - Professional Practice Placement||•||•||•||•|
|4 - Portfolio||•||•||•||•|
|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||•||•||•||•|
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|2 - Written Assessment||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|3 - Professional Practice Placement||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|4 - Portfolio||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|