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

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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 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.

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2017 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.9 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 49.53% 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: Feedback from Student Evaluations
Feedback
Students commented that they enjoyed the weekly lectures and the resources on Moodle to enhance learning.
Recommendation
I will continue to provide weekly lecture and maintain the level of additional learning resources. Other improvements for the NURS13133 Moodle site for 2018 is the inclusion of: * Moodle activities books in each unit module. * Moodle activity lessons for application theory to practice * Test your knowledge section for self assessment.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Feedback from Student Evaluations
Feedback
Many student expressed that summative quiz was a useful tool in assessing student's critical thinking and knowledge of practice.
Recommendation
I will continue to provide a summative critical thinking quiz assessment at end of term unless otherwise advised by the Head of Course.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Staff Feedback and self-reflection
Feedback
Students commented that the Residential School was informative, well organised and time was provided to allow students to ask questions.
Recommendation
Residential School learning content will be revised and will now include a simulated patient experience.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Feedback from Student Evaluation
Feedback
Students commented that set due dates for assessments are ideal rather than rolling due dates that are linked to their clinical placement allocation.
Recommendation
Assessment task will be revised and written with more clarity and succinctness with set due dates that are not linked to students clinical placement allocation..
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