NURS13136 - Clinical Nursing Practice 5

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this capstone unit you will be required to integrate and apply knowledge, concepts and skills learnt throughout your undergraduate studies in the Bachelor of Nursing. This is the final clinical unit to be undertaken prior to entering the workforce. You will be required to complete 240 hours of clinical placement following a compulsory three (3) day residential school. These learning experiences will provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate your ability to practice at the level of a competent beginning Registered Nurse.

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

Pre-requisites

NURS13133 Clinical Nursing Practice 4 or (NURS13126 Critical Care Nursing and NURS12146 Person Centred Approach to Chronic Illness)

NURS13134 Community Nursing Perspectives or NURS13129 Mental Health and Mental Health Nursing

Co-requisite:

NURS13135 The Professional Nurse or NURS13120 Nursing Leadership and Management


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Residential School Compulsory Residential School
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Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2018

Term 2 - 2018 Profile
Mixed Mode
Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Mixed Mode

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 and Written Assessment 0%
2. Professional Practice Placement 0%
3. Written Assessment 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 2 - 2017 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.7 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 42.44% 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: End of term unit evaluation report
Feedback
Course resources/Course content via Moodle site
Recommendation
Course content to be available to students 4 weeks at a time to keep students engaged and ensure they have necessary content prior to clinical placement. Ensure Moodle content is well organised and assessment tasks are easily identified. Lectures to be part of the weekly zoom tutorials to maximise student participation. Zoom sessions to be recorded and uploaded to Moodle site after each session.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: End of term unit evaluation report
Feedback
Some residential schools were disorganised and staff not adequately prepared to answer student questions.
Recommendation
Better organisation and distribution of resources prior to residential school. Training of academic staff, simulation technicians, simulated patients and casual teaching staff prior to start of residential schools related to simulation and content of CNP5
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: End of term unit evaluation report
Feedback
Simulated Patients unavailable at every campus for residential schools
Recommendation
Start preparation for recruiting, orientating and training simulated patients early in Term 1, 2018. Use of media to advertise EOI for recruiting Ensure every campus has simulated patients during the delivery of simulation sessions during residential schools
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: End of term unit evaluation report
Feedback
Forum feedback
Recommendation
Communication via the unit forum will be divided between the clinical unit coordinators so that the lead coordinator is not solely responsible responding to student questions. A generic unit email will be set up so that emails are monitored by all NURS13136 unit coordinators ensuring a reply to students in a timely manner.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: End of term unit evaluation report
Feedback
Written assessment return
Recommendation
This assessment should be an online assessment due to the fragmented clinical placement opportunities for the students. Students complete clinical placement at different times and some have split clinical placement outside of the Term. An online assessment such as V-Sim would allow the students to work at their own pace to complete the task by the end of Term 2. This would create less stress for students who are applying for graduate positions.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Staff and Students
Feedback
Residential School in first 2 weeks of Term 2
Recommendation
Residential school to be offered at least 4 weeks from the start of Term 2 to allow students to have some content of the unit and be better prepared for residential school.
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 collaborate effectively with individuals, families, carers, communities and members of the multidisciplinary care team to facilitate positive health outcomes.
  2. Apply patient safety and quality principles inclusive of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and the nursing process to deliver evidenced based, person centred nursing care to individuals, families, carers and communities.
  3. Priortise health promotion models at a local, national and international level that are used by nurses to support the health and wellness of individuals, families, carers and communities.
  4. Function within legal and ethical frameworks and scope of practice of a beginning registered nurse in accordance with Nursing Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) competencies.

The learning outcomes are linked to the Australian Nursing and 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 and Written Assessment
2 - Professional Practice Placement
3 - Written Assessment
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 and Written Assessment
2 - Professional Practice Placement
3 - Written Assessment
4 - Portfolio