FOUNDATIONS FOR ACUTE CARE NURSING PRACTICE A

NSM4FAC

2018

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject, students will develop fundamental knowledge and skills required to care for patients in acute care nursing practice contexts. Students who enrol in this subject may choose to select a stream that is relevant to their practice. For example; The Respiratory stream provides advanced theory and skill fundamentals for managing high acuity patients requiring lung transplants. The generic stream addresses advanced nursing skills and knowledge in acute surgical and medical units. Students will be able to make independent judgements; plan, implement and evaluate practice in specialty contexts and function effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team. The subject is delivered via a flexible online mode comprising learning modules via LMS and four on-campus workshops (and/ or equivalent online virtual classrooms). Students are supported by appropriate clinical practice.

SchoolSchool of Nursing & Midwifery

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorLauren Crossley

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply ethical standards to new contexts within your specialty area.

Activities:
Clinical practicum in specialty practice

02. Apply specialty knowledge, skills &/ or equipment/technology to well defined situations in your specialty area.

Activities:
Online activity; Clinical practicum in specialty setting

03. Critically analyse current knowledge, data and processes in your specialty in order to inform your practice.

Activities:
Online learning activity; written exercise; clinical practicum in specialty practice

04. Determine the communication approach required in a specific situation and tailor your professional communication, using listening, speaking, writing and ICT skills, to achieve effective and positive outcomes.

Activities:
Clinical practicum in specialty practice

05. Make accurate assessments & develop reasonable and justifiable inferences.

Activities:
Online activity; Clinical practicum in specialty setting

06. Make informed judgements and develop plans in response to well defined scenarios, based on your review and analysis of relevant & substantial information.

Activities:
Online activity; Clinical practicum in specialty setting

07. Perform independent work & work as an effective team member in a variety of situations within your specialty setting.

Activities:
Clinical practicum in specialty practice

08. Recognise your own learning needs & use learning strategies that are effective in your professional practice.

Activities:
Online learning activity; written exercise; clinical practicum in specialty practice

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLauren Crossley

Class requirements

Placement - Off Site Week: 10 - 22
One 210.0 hours placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"includes16 hours of clinical learning time per week."

WorkShop Week: 12 - 22
Four 6.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 12 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students will complete four 6-hour face-to-face workshops over the study period (or online virtual classroom equivalent)."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1,000-word academic skills written assignment10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 07, 08
one 1000-word equivalent clinical appraisal (Hurdle) 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
one 2,000-word written assessment30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
one 5000-word equivalent case presentation, using specified media60 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLauren Crossley

Class requirements

Placement - Off Site Week: 31 - 43
One 210.0 hours placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
"Includes16 hours of clinical learning time per week."

WorkShop Week: 35 - 43
Four 6.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 35 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students will complete four 6-hour face-to-face workshops over the study period (or online virtual classroom equivalent)."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1,000-word academic skills written assignment10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 07, 08
one 1000-word equivalent clinical appraisal (Hurdle) 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
one 2,000-word written assessment30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
one 5000-word equivalent case presentation, using specified media60 01, 02, 03, 04, 05