In this capstone unit, you will be required to consolidate, integrate and apply the foundational knowledge, concepts and skills learnt throughout your undergraduate studies in the Bachelor of Nursing. This final clinical unit is undertaken before entering the workforce. You will be required to complete 240 hours of clinical placement following participation in a compulsory three (3) day residential school. These learning experiences will provide you with the opportunity to consolidate and demonstrate your ability to practice safely at the level of novice Registered Nurse. You are expected to meet all requirements and expectations of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia Registered Nurse policies, codes, guidelines and standards while demonstrating proficient skills in holistic nursing care, identifying and responding to patient deterioration and identifying risks within the workplace.
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|Pre-requisites or Co-requisites||
NURS11162 Inclusive Practice for Nursing or NHLT12002 Inclusive Practice
NURS13133 Clinical Nursing Practice 4 or (NURS13126 Critical Care Nursing and NURS12146 Person Centred Approach to Chronic Illness)
BIOH12008 Human Pathophysiology
NURS13134 Community Nursing Perspectives or NURS13129 Mental Health and Mental Health Nursing
NURS13135 The Professional Nurse or NURS13120 Nursing Leadership and Management
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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Compulsory Residential School
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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).
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.
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|2. Professional Practice Placement||0%|
|3. Written Assessment||0%|
|4. Written Assessment||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.
All University policies are available on the Policy web site, however you may wish to directly view the following policies below.
This list is not an exhaustive list of all University policies. The full list of policies are available on the Policy web site .
Term 2 - 2019 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.2 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 36.73% response rate.
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.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
NMBA Registered Nurse policies, codes, guidelines and standards: https://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/Codes-Guidelines-Statements/Professional-standards.aspx
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|Graduate Attributes||Learning Outcomes|
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|7 - Cross Cultural Competence||•||•||•||•|
|8 - Ethical practice||•||•||•||•|
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