NURS20171 - Nursing and Professional Practice 1

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit will provide you with knowledge and skills to enhance your confidence and competence as a beginning registered nurse. In this unit you will encouraged to critically appraise your clinical environment, nursing decisions and professional practice. You will manage technologies used to treat acute and sub-acute health conditions, use assessment, intervention and evaluation to solve complex patient problems in a variety of settings. You will also demonstrate competency when performing complex clinical skills and initiate culturally safe patient education to promote health literacy. This unit will be undertaken in a Hospital Health Service where you are employed.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 8
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Students must be enrolled in CL22 Master of Clinical Nursing to undertake this unit.

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 2 - 2019

Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Online

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 Postgraduate 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. Practical Assessment 0%
2. 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.

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Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate advanced clinical skills within a health context
  2. Provide education to patients to promote health maintenance
  3. Discuss clinical evaluation and interventions in clinical settings
  4. Manage technologies used to treat acute and sub-acute health conditions
  5. Use evidence based practices to improve patient outcomes
  6. Analyse professional issues relevant to current and future nursing practice
  7. Provide confident role modelling in nursing practice
  8. Reflect on practice to ensure person centered care and the necessity of self-care.

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Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Practical Assessment
2 - Portfolio
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Practical Assessment
2 - Portfolio