NURS13133 - Clinical Nursing Practice 4

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit is aimed at developing and applying nursing skills applicable to sub acute and community settings. The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) registered nurse standards for practice are used as a framework to guide you in relation to person-centred care, patient safety, cultural safety, and developing practice. You will have the opportunity to develop skills related to evidence based management of 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 during the compulsory three (3) day residential school or timetabled internal clinical classes in preparation for your 160 hour clinical placement.

Details

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

Co-requisite

NURS13134 Community Nursing Perspectives

Pre-requisites

NURS11162 Inclusive Practice for Nursing

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 - 2021

Term 1 - 2021 Profile
Bundaberg
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. Online Quiz(zes) 0%
2. Practical Assessment 0%
3. Portfolio 0%
4. 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 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 30.15% 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: 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
The quiz was removed for Term 1, 2020 as recommended by HOC. No action was required.
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
Assessment items were made more clearer that includes an exemplar of the assessment requirement for the student to access. The marking rubric was updated and aligned with the assessment. The majority of assessments were returned within a 2-week timeframe, students who were receiving a delayed grade for their assessment pieces were notified by email and the forum.
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
Coordinators updated the residential school (teachers guide, streamlined it, and condensed the information and content, and made it clearer. A zoom meeting was held with all teaching staff to ensure consistency in teaching and expectations of students and teaching staff
Source: student evaluation
Feedback
The RES school was rushed and disorganised between the groups when they split between the lecturers. There were not enough hands-on time or guidance for new skills, individual skills stations would have been more beneficial with a lecturer watching your attempt rather than students trying to navigate their way through the procedure together not knowing if it was correct or not and then giving up without actually doing the skill properly.
Recommendation
As previous in term 1, 2020 a meeting will be held with facilitators to discuss the role and expectation of teaching in the residential school, that facilitator follows the guide, and timetable, and demonstrated the skill prior to students completing the clinical skills stations.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: student evaluation
Feedback
Residential school class sizes were far too big.
Recommendation
Provide feedback to HOC and Dean of College for further discussion and recommendations
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: student evaluation
Feedback
ZOOM Sessions were helpful and supportive.The assessment tasks were Easy to understand what was required. Moodle was easy to navigate.
Recommendation
Continue to have a regular drop-in zoom session throughout the term to support students. Continue to provide clear instructions and exemplars for assessments. Continue to improve the interactive face of the Moodle site.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: student evaluation
Feedback
The support received from coordinators are just outstanding.
Recommendation
Future coordinators for CNP 4 to collaborate and work together as a team, identify priorities and to deliver an enhanced, streamlined interactive unit
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Communicate effectively and integrate cultural competence 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 evidence 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. Demonstrate safe medication administration to people experiencing long term alterations in health
  5. Function within legal and ethical frameworks and scope of practice of a nursing student in accordance with Nursing Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) registered nurse standards for practice 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 (NMBA) registered nurse standards for practice.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Practical Assessment
3 - Portfolio
4 - Professional Practice Placement
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
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
2 - Practical Assessment
4 - Professional Practice Placement
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
3 - Portfolio