TRANSITION TO BACHELOR OF NURSING

NSG2TBN

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject is a transition pathway to the Bachelor of Nursing course (second year) which will enable you to complete an accelerated degree. This subject is delivered in a number of modules. Through lectures, online activities, workshops and clinical laboratories, students will develop foundational nursing knowledge and the academic and practical skills required for person-centred care, an understanding of the clinical reasoning process, enquiry-based learning, working in teams and evidence-based practice, and be able to apply human anatomy and physiology to professional nursing practice.

SchoolSchool of Nursing & Midwifery

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSonia Reisenhofer

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be enrolled in one of the following courses: HBNGE, HBNGEB, HBNGEM, HBNGES, HBNGEW, HBNEN, HBNENB, HBNENM, HBNENS, HBNENW - Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry), Bachelor of Nursing (Enrolled Nurse).

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Use a health assessment framework and techniques to assess an individuals' essential care needs: (a) identify relevant information in a nursing health history; (b) describe a range of normal assessment findings across the lifespan; (c) conduct a health history interview and focused health assessment of an individual and document findings; (d) assess and document an individual's health status using appropriate assessment and screening tools.

Activities:
Online examples including case studies and videos of a nursing health assessment framework and techniques. Workshops to discuss and practise a health history interview. Clinical skills laboratories to practise normal health assessment, conducting a health history and documentation of findings.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Writing (Writing)

02. Explain the clinical reasoning process and its use in planning nursing care across the lifespan and in different contexts: (a) describe the clinical reasoning process and cycle; (b) discuss the importance of using evidence when planning nursing care; (c) identify the common sources from which nursing best practice evidence can be obtained; (d) demonstrate integration of the best available evidence into planning appropriate care.

Activities:
Online activities providing examples of the clinical reasoning process and its use of planning nursing care. Workshop activities examining the clinical reasoning process using case study scenarios. Workshop activities examining available evidence for a selection of relevant nursing interventions. Clinical skills laboratories to develop nursing care plans.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)

03. Demonstrate achievement of basic nursing care skills: (a) perform basic nursing care for client's activities of daily living; (b) apply principles of safety and assessment to manual handling and care requirements; (c) demonstrate principles of infection control; (d) outline the steps of the infection control cycle.

Activities:
Online activities providing examples of principles of safety in manual handling and the principles of infection control. Workshop activities to discuss safety and the principles of infection control. Student generated video examples of nursing assessments. Clinical skills laboratories to master basic nursing care skills.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

04. Use evidence-based scholarly practice to inform nursing knowledge and practice: (a) identify how valid and reliable evidence can be sourced to inform learning and clinical practice; (b) demonstrate digital literacy skills by using LMS and health databases for evidence to develop nursing knowledge and skills.

Activities:
Online examples of contemporary nursing research highlighting different research designs. Workshop conducted by reference librarians to reinforce search strategies. Workshop on using Endnote conducted by reference librarians.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

05. Critically examine topics and use academic resources to develop plans for enquiry for team and independent learning: (a) demonstrate proficiency in a range of computer skills, including word processing and web searching; (b)use referencing conventions correctly in written tasks and understand the underlying principles of referencing; (c) construct and implement effective research strategies to identify and locate authoritative sources of information; (d) recognise your own learning needs so that you plan your study time and manage your learning to meet required learning outcomes; (e) apply creative thinking and problem solving strategies to a given problem; (f) use critical thinking and critical reading skills to identify concepts, ideas and arguments in academic resources.

Activities:
Online resources of academic referencing and writing styles. Workshop activities to enhance critical thinking and reading skills.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)

06. Demonstrate understanding of human anatomy and physiology applied to nursing: (a) apply relevant anatomical principles to describe the structure and function of selected body systems; (b) apply the principle of homeostatic control of body function to explain responses to challenges to the maintenance of homeostasis; (c) explain how cellular activity contributes to the function of organs and the body as a whole; (d) explain the different capacities of substances to cross the plasma membrane of cells.

Activities:
Online Inquiry activities focusing on body structures, systems and functions. Lectures on body structure and function of body systems. Workshop activities including team work focused on body structure, systems and the function.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)

07. Outline principles of law and ethics for professional nursing practice: (a)identify key legislation, codes of practice and ethics for nurses that govern nursing practice eg. informed consent, negligence, duty of care and open disclosure; (b) discuss the ethical and social implications of professional and personal activities; (c) apply ethical and legal principles to nursing practice.

Activities:
Online inquiry activities focusing on law and ethics for professional nursing practice. Lectures on key legislation, codes of practice and ethics for nurses. Workshop activities to discuss legal and ethical principles for nursing practice.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)

08. Demonstrate academic study skills for transition to university studies: (a) reflect on learning and how individuals learn to become independent self-directed learners; (b) demonstrate approaches to learning that show learning for understanding; (c) negotiate assessment systems and techniques used in higher education and nursing discipline; (d) demonstrate academic writing skills including referencing, paraphrasing and plagiarism; (e) demonstrate information and library literacy skills.

Activities:
Online activities related to enhancing information and library literacy skills. Workshop activities focused on academic writing and library skills. Workshops to discuss and practice academic study skills.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)

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Albury-Wodonga, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRonald Picard

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 11 - 22
Five 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off Site Week: 11 - 22
One 5.0 days placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"40 hours of clinical placement"

Problem Based Learning Week: 10 - 22
Five 2.0 hours problem based learning per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Six 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"Delivered face-to-face and/or online"

Laboratory Class Week: 11 - 22
Five 2.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Clinical skills"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Clinical skills assessment (equiv to 1,000 words).25 01, 02, 03, 06
Learning portfolio (equiv to 1,000 words).25 04, 05, 07, 08
Written examination (equiv to 2,000 words).50 01, 02, 03, 04, 07

Bendigo, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKerrie Gamble

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 11 - 22
Five 2.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Clinical skills"

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Six 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"Delivered face-to-face and/or online"

Problem Based Learning Week: 10 - 22
Five 2.0 hours problem based learning per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Placement - Off Site Week: 11 - 22
One 5.0 days placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"40 hours of clinical placement"

WorkShop Week: 11 - 22
Five 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Clinical skills assessment (equiv to 1,000 words).25 01, 02, 03, 06
Learning portfolio (equiv to 1,000 words).25 04, 05, 07, 08
Written examination (equiv to 2,000 words).50 01, 02, 03, 04, 07

Bendigo, 2015, Winter semester, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKerrie Gamble

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 27 - 28
Five 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 28 and delivered via online.
"Live, online tutorials"

Placement - Off Site Week: 27 - 28
One 5.0 days placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend from week 27 to week 28 and delivered via face-to-face.
"40 hours of clinical placement"

Problem Based Learning Week: 27 - 28
Five 2.0 hours problem based learning per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 28 and delivered via online.

Lecture Week: 27 - 28
Six 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 28 and delivered via online.
"Delivered online"

Laboratory Class Week: 27 - 28
Five 2.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 28 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Clinical skills"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Clinical skills assessment (equiv to 1,000 words).25 01, 02, 03, 06
Learning portfolio (equiv to 1,000 words).25 04, 05, 07, 08
Written examination (equiv to 2,000 words).50 01, 02, 03, 04, 07

Hong Kong, 2015, Winter semester, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSonia Reisenhofer

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 27 - 28
One 3.0 days block mode other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 27 to week 28 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Clinical skills assessment (equiv to 1,000 words).25 01, 02, 03, 06
Learning portfolio (equiv to 1,000 words).25 04, 05, 07, 08
Written examination (equiv to 2,000 words).50 01, 02, 03, 04, 07

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size70

Enrolment information clinical placement limitations This subject is for any student transitioning into the Bachelor of Nursing degree program from previous studies.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSonia Reisenhofer

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 11 - 22
Five 2.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Clinical skills"

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Six 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"Delivered face-to-face and/or online"

Problem Based Learning Week: 10 - 22
Five 2.0 hours problem based learning per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Placement - Off Site Week: 11 - 22
One 5.0 days placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"40 hours of clinical placement"

WorkShop Week: 11 - 22
Five 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Clinical skills assessment (equiv to 1,000 words).25 01, 02, 03, 06
Learning portfolio (equiv to 1,000 words).25 04, 05, 07, 08
Written examination (equiv to 2,000 words).50 01, 02, 03, 04, 07

Melbourne, 2015, Winter semester, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment size32

Enrolment information Clinical placement limitations (+ 20 exchange student positions which are not included in the quota. Only 18month + TBN enrolled nurse pathway students are eligible for this teaching period.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSonia Reisenhofer

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 27 - 28
One 20.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 28 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Clinical skills assessment (equiv to 1,000 words).25 01, 02, 03, 06
Learning portfolio (equiv to 1,000 words).25 04, 05, 07, 08
Written examination (equiv to 2,000 words).50 01, 02, 03, 04, 07

Mildura, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSandra Connor

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 11 - 22
Five 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off Site Week: 11 - 22
One 5.0 days placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"40 hours of clinical placement"

Problem Based Learning Week: 10 - 22
Five 2.0 hours problem based learning per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Six 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"Delivered face-to-face and/or online"

Laboratory Class Week: 11 - 22
Five 2.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Clinical skills"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Clinical skills assessment (equiv to 1,000 words).25 01, 02, 03, 06
Learning portfolio (equiv to 1,000 words).25 04, 05, 07, 08
Written examination (equiv to 2,000 words).50 01, 02, 03, 04, 07

Shepparton, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJennifer Bassett

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 11 - 22
Five 2.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Clinical skills"

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Six 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"Delivered face-to-face and/or online"

Problem Based Learning Week: 10 - 22
Five 2.0 hours problem based learning per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Placement - Off Site Week: 11 - 22
One 5.0 days placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"40 hours of clinical placement"

WorkShop Week: 11 - 22
Five 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Clinical skills assessment (equiv to 1,000 words).25 01, 02, 03, 06
Learning portfolio (equiv to 1,000 words).25 04, 05, 07, 08
Written examination (equiv to 2,000 words).50 01, 02, 03, 04, 07

Singapore, 2015, Week 30-39, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSonia Reisenhofer

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 30 - 31
One 3.0 days block mode other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 30 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Clinical skills assessment (equiv to 1,000 words).25 01, 02, 03, 06
Learning portfolio (equiv to 1,000 words).25 04, 05, 07, 08
Written examination (equiv to 2,000 words).50 01, 02, 03, 04, 07