NURS20164 - Australian Clinical Nursing Practice

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit will provide you with advanced knowledge and skills in nursing assessment and care planning in the Australian context. You will learn how to apply a clinical reasoning process and an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health assessment model in order to prioritise and perform holistic nursing care for individuals, families and groups. You will critically examine common risk screening tools and clinical pathways used in practice, to organise and perform safe and effective nursing care. Through research and analysis of practice and policy documents, you are encouraged to evaluate the safety and sensitivity of early warning systems and health assessment instruments. You will consider best practice implications for medication administration, wound care and contemporary nursing practice. This unit requires you to undertake 40 hours of on-campus clinical education. Internal students will complete this during the term and distance students will be required to attend a five-day residential school in Week 12. You will also be required to complete 240 hours of work-integrated learning which will be scheduled after Week 12. This work-integrated learning will allow you to demonstrate responsible nursing practice under the supervision of a nurse registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level Not Applicable
Credit Points 12
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.25
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Co-requisites - NURS20163  and NURS20160 

Students must be enrolled in CL02.

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Residential School Compulsory Residential School
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Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2019

Term 3 - 2019 Profile
Cairns
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 Postgraduate 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

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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.

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The Unit Coordinator was approachable, supportive and friendly.
Recommendation
The Unit Coordinator and Course Coordinator will continue to meet regularly to discuss student progress and strategies to support students.
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The student enjoyed learning alongside CH79 students in the Residential School
Recommendation
Providing the numbers are below 32, Residential School for Graduate Certificate in Nursing (Re-Entry) and Graduate Certificate in Nursing (International Registered Nurse Entry) students will be combined. This arrangement gives both sets of students the opportunity to learn from each other.
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Unit learning Outcomes
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