PROFESSIONAL NURSING IN AUSTRALIA

NSG4IRO

2015

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.

SchoolSchool of Nursing & Midwifery

Credit points60

Subject Co-ordinatorLes Fitzgerald

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

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

Exchange StudentsNo

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 20137TH EDN, PEARSON EDUCATIONAL AUSTRALIA, NSW
ReadingsLewis's medical-surgical nursing: assessment and management of clinical problemsRecommendedBrown, D. (ed) 20144TH EDN, ELSEVIER AUSTRALIA, NSW.
ReadingsPotter & Perry's fundamentals of nursingRecommendedCrisp, J. & Taylor, C. (eds) 20124TH EDN. ELSEVIER, AUSTRALIA, NSW

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Reflect on nursing knowledge and skills developed in country of origin and apply them to nursing in the Australian context

Activities:
Interactive workshops Professional practice
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Analyse contemporary thinking in nursing

Activities:
Interactive workshops Simulation Professional practice
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Implement the principles of evidence based practice in the provision and evaluation of person centred nursing care

Activities:
Interactive workshops Simulation Professional practice
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)

04. have the interpersonal and communication skills to be active participants in interdisciplinary practice

Activities:
Interactive workshops Simulation Professional practice
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)

08. demonstrate autonomy and responsibility to function as a registered nurse in accordance with the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Board standards and codes of conduct for a Registered Nurse.

Activities:
Interactive workshops Professional practices
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2015, 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

WorkShop Week: 03 - 07
Two 3.0 hours workshop per day on weekdays during the day from week 03 to week 07 and delivered via face-to-face.
"80 hours interactive workshops; 20 hours clinical learning unit and simulation; 220 hours student directed activities and assessments."

Placement - Off Site Week: 08 - 21
One 50.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 08 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.
"6-10 weeks of professional experience until competency is met"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 2-hour examination plus Professional practiceHurdle requirement80 02, 03, 04
Individual written assignment plus Clinical skills challengeHurdle requirement15 01, 03, 04, 08
Reflection of professional experienceHurdle requirement5 01, 02, 03, 04, 08

Bendigo, 2015, 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

WorkShop Week: 22 - 26
Two 3.0 hours workshop per day on weekdays during the day from week 22 to week 26 and delivered via face-to-face.
"80 hours interactive workshops; 20 hours clinical learning unit and simulation; 220 hours student directed activities and assessments."

Placement - Off Site Week: 27 - 37
One 50.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 37 and delivered via face-to-face.
"6-10 weeks of professional experience until competency is met"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 2-hour examination plus Professional practiceHurdle requirement80 02, 03, 04
Individual written assignment plus Clinical skills challengeHurdle requirement15 01, 03, 04, 08
Reflection of professional experienceHurdle requirement5 01, 02, 03, 04, 08