NURS13134 - Community Nursing Perspectives

General Information

Unit Synopsis

The focus of this unit is on the lifespan approach to nursing management that supports promoting the health of the individual experiencing a long-term illness. It will provide you with theoretical knowledge that will complement Clinical Nursing Practice 4 . You will build on your critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills through the development of knowledge with regards to nursing interventions required to provide safe nursing care to individuals, families and carers in the sub-acute and community setting.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites


NURS11162 Inclusive Practice for Nursing

NURS12158 Clinical Nursing Practice 3
BIOH12008 Human Pathophysiology
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 Nursing

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).

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2021

Term 1 - 2021 Profile

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. Written Assessment 50%
2. Written Assessment 50%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.9 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 46.17% 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 Moodle Site.
Separate forums for the assessment pieces and specific and focused Zoom sessions.
The separate Forums for the individual assessments and Zoom sessions with the focused aspect will be maintained.
Action Taken
This has been supported this year and has continued. Additionally, there was a general catch up just after COVID hit to support students on a personal level.
Source: Feedback from Moodle site.
Concerns with late returns of assessments.
The unit coordinator is reaching out for potential markers earlier to ensure more than enough markers for the student load.
Action Taken
Despite concerns voiced related to issues with markers, and having a certain number "locked in", several of these markers were not reliable or inconsistent in the marking and feedback. Across the board, markers voice concerns with the ability to give comprehensive feedback with only 30 minutes allocated per assessment.
Source: Feedback from Moodle site.
Appreciation for the annotated bibliography as assessment 1 to reinforce 'Evidence of Best Practice'.
Assessment 1 will remain as an annotated bibliography with specific guidelines to explain the expected outcomes.
Action Taken
This has worked well this year, although some students voiced confusion, when these were supported directly, any voiced concerns were addressed.
Source: Feedback from Moodle site.
Using case study characters over 3-4 weeks to address different health concepts.
The character case studies will remain. They are useful to illustrate 'real life' situations for different health issues and link the concepts with wholistic patient care.
Action Taken
These have worked again this year. Students have voiced wanting to "know what happened" to the characters.
Source: Student Feedback Report
The layout of the unit definitely taught me a lot about community nursing and a different way of delivery holistic care. The weekly content was interesting to follow.
Continue with case study and unit content with updates for best practice and updated resources. Unit content will require review as learning outcomes have changed for the last offering and are to be implemented for 2021.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Explore the legal and ethical aspects of person centred nursing care across the lifespan in sub-acute and community settings
  2. Identify primary health measures associated with managing chronic illness which occur at local, national and international levels
  3. Explore the use of technology in sub-acute and community settings to facilitate person centred nursing care
  4. Demonstrate effective communication skills and cultural safety to facilitate continuity of care, person safety and quality within sub-acute and community settings.

The learning outcomes are linked to the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Standards for registered nurses and the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia registered nurse standards for practice.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
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 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment