PROFESSIONAL NURSING IN AUSTRALIA

NSG4IRO

2014

Credit points: 60

Subject outline

In this subject students will be introduced to nursing within the Australian health care context. Areas to be covered inlcude the Australian health care system, clinical reasoning, communication in health care, law and ethics in Australian health care, risk management including infection control, mental health issues, medication management, caring for vulnerable groups, community nursing, perioperative care and investigations and fluid and elctrolyte balance. The subject also has a clinical hurdle component. Successful completion of this subject will enable students to apply to the AHPRA for registration.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points60

Subject Co-ordinatorFran Sheean

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 conditions Students must be assessed by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia for eligibility and receive approval before enrolment in the course.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsFundamentals of pharmacologyRecommendedBullock, S, Manias, E, Galbraith, I 20075TH EDN, PEARSON EDUCATION AUSTRALIA, NSW.
ReadingsLewis's medical-surgical nursing: assessment and management of clinical problemsRecommendedBrown, D (ed) 20082ND EDN, ELSEVIER AUSTRALIA, NSW.
ReadingsPotter & Perry's fundamentals of nursingRecommendedCrisp, J & Taylor, C (eds) 20093RD EDN, ELSEVIER AUSTRALIA, NSW.

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Bendigo, 2014, Week 03-21, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment size40

Enrolment information Availability of clinical practice. Managed by Nursing & Midwifery, La Trobe Rural Health School.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFran Sheean

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 03 - 04
One 10.0 days block mode per study period on weekdays during the day from week 03 to week 04 and delivered via face-to-face.
"80 hours of classes , equivalent to 27 hours of lectures, 16 hours of tutorials, 18 hours of laboratory classes and 19 hours of directed activities."

Placement - Off Site Week: 05 - 21
One 50.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 05 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.
"5-10 weeks of clinical placement until competency is met"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
clinical assessmenthurdle requirement0
clinical challengehurdle requirement0
one 2-hour examination75
one clinical reasoning exercise (1,000 words)25

Bendigo, 2014, Week 22-37, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment size40

Enrolment information Availability of clinical practice. Managed by Nursing & Midwifery, La Trobe Rural Health School.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFran Sheean

Class requirements

Placement - Off Site Week: 24 - 37
One 50.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 24 to week 37 and delivered via face-to-face.
"5-10 weeks of clinical placement until competency is met"

Block Mode Week: 22 - 23
One 10.0 days block mode per study period on weekdays during the day from week 22 to week 23 and delivered via face-to-face.
"80 hours of classes , equivalent to 27 hours of lectures, 16 hours of tutorials, 18 hours of laboratory classes and 19 hours of directed activities."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
clinical assessmenthurdle requirement0
clinical challengehurdle requirement0
one 2-hour examination75
one clinical reasoning exercise (1,000 words)25