NURS13133 - Clinical Nursing Practice 4

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 long term 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 Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) competencies during the compulsory three (3) day residential school or timetabled internal nursing laboratories as well as 160 hours of clinical placement, 80 hours sub-acute and 80 hours community care.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 12
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.25
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Co-requisite

NURS13134 Community Nursing Perspectives

Pre-requisites

NURS12158 Clinical Nursing Practice 3

BIOH12008 Human Pathophysiology

NURS12157 Concepts of Mental Health Nursing

NURS12156 Clinical Nusing Practice 2 or NURS11156 Acute Nursing Management

NURS12154 Pharmacology for Nursing Practice or NURS12151 Pharmacology for Nurses

NURS11158 Evidence Informed 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).

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Residential School Compulsory Residential School
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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2020

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 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.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Practical Assessment 0%
2. Written Assessment 0%
3. Professional Practice Placement 0%
4. Portfolio 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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Previous Feedback

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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: Staff & Student Evaluations
Feedback
Many students expressed that the summative quiz was a useful tool in assessing student's critical thinking and knowledge of practice. However the questions were not clear enough and ambiguous
Recommendation
The questions need to be more prescriptive so there is only one clear answer. A recommendation would be to imbed a practice quiz so as there is no confusion prior to opening quiz
Action Taken
The summative quiz was reviewed, each question was reviewed by 3 unit coordinators and a unit reviewer. Questions were reviewed and where required reworded to ensure clarity.The summative quiz will be reviewed prior to term one, 2020 with consideration from student evaluation from term one, 2019.
Source: Student Evaluations
Feedback
Assessment items and rubric not clear
Recommendation
The assessments items need to be much clearer and in line with the marking rubric. Assessment items need to be reviewed with Head of Course and number of assessments for this unit.
Action Taken
A rubric was uploaded via Moodle for students to access and receive clear instructions and guidelines to complete the assessment requirements. Rubric was embedded in to Turnitin to allow for quick, conscise marking of the assessment.
Source: Student Evaluations
Feedback
Some residential schools were not organised well - however the content was covered
Recommendation
Recommendation would be that more communication with staff so they are well prepared prior to residential school. *Offering recorded sessions for those who are unable to attend * Personal contact with staff on a regular basis * 20 min session for each campus to ensure all are clear in what is required
Action Taken
Academic and teaching staff were provided with academic requirements and student assessment requirements prior to residential school this included; assessment information with clear guidelines for the assessment process and contact details of unit coordinators for clarity of questions if required. A zoom session was scheduled (and recorded) to provide all academics were made available for all teaching staff to ensure clarity. Contact on a regular basis was made with all campus staff and questions answered.
Source: Staff and student evaluations
Feedback
Some students expressed that although the summative quiz is a good learning tool, there were multiple answers and these were not worded correctly.
Recommendation
Provide example of quiz questions on the Moodle site prior to attempting quiz. Ensure the quiz has been further reviewed by assessment committee and academics to ensure clarity and aligns with prescribed text.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student evaluations
Feedback
Assessment items were valuable and will benefit my future learning practice and assisted at seeking job prospects for post graduate positions. Some assessment items however were delayed
Recommendation
Continue to make small improvements with Portfolio assessment. To ensure all assessment items are delivered to all students on the date specified and align with appropriate marking rubric.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student evaluations
Feedback
Residential school was well run and supportive teaching staff to aid in a smooth transition to clinical placement
Recommendation
To continue to ensure communication across all campus teaching staff is instilled and provide a continued valuable learning experience to the student in preparation for clinical practice. This was a noticeable improvement from 2018 comments.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Integrate cultural competence and advanced communication skills to communicate and collaborate effectively with individuals, families, carers and members of the multidisciplinary care team to facilitate positive health outcomes
  2. Apply the principles of patient safety and quality to the nursing process to deliver evidenced based, person centred nursing care to individuals, families and carers experiencing long term alterations in health
  3. Evaluate health promotion models at a local, national and international level that are used by nurses to support the health and wellness of individuals, families and carers
  4. Function within legal and ethical frameworks and scope of practice of a nursing student in accordance with Nursing Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) competencies when caring for individuals, families and carers experiencing long term alterations in health.

The Learning outcomes are linked to the Australian Nursing & Midwifery Accreditation Standards for registered nurses and the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia competencies.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Practical Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Professional Practice Placement
4 - Portfolio
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 Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Professional Practice Placement
4 - Portfolio