NURSING PRACTICE CONSOLIDATION

NSG4NCP

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will integrate and consolidate their knowledge and skills in the delivery of person-centred care for a caseload of patients with complex health needs. Subject themes of advanced symptom management; patient advocacy; teamwork and preparation for professional practice will be addressed by the development of a professional portfolio and a clinical practicum that will encompass focused assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care for patients and their families as well as the role of the nurse in the multidisciplinary team. The clinical placement will take place in a variety of acute, sub-acute and community care settings.

SchoolSchool of Nursing & Midwifery

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorElizabeth Watt

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

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

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites NSG3CCN

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects NSG3CPC

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Analyse and interpret assessment data for a group of patients with complex acute and chronic illness.

Activities:
Enquiry based learning sessions, lectures, clinical placement

02. Design a treatment plan for patients with complex acute and chronic illness in collaboration with the patient, family and health care team.

Activities:
Enquiry based learning sessions, lectures, clinical placement

03. Relate pharmacology knowledge to the area of advanced symptom management for patients with complex health needs.

Activities:
Enquiry based learning sessions, lectures, clinical placement

04. Collaborate with other members of the health care team to plan, implement evaluate and modify individualised care for a group of patients with complex acute and chronic illness.

Activities:
Enquiry based learning sessions, clinical placement

05. Communicate effectively in the clinical setting.

Activities:
Clinical placement

06. Discuss the impact of the client as a partner in care provision.

Activities:
Enquiry based learning sessions, clinical placement

07. Further develop your professional nursing identity.

Activities:
Enquiry based learning sessions, clinical placement

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Week 30-46, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorElizabeth Watt

Class requirements

Placement - Off Site Week: 30 - 46
One 15.0 days placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 30 to week 46 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students complete 120 hours of clinical placement over the semester"

Lecture Week: 31 - 46
One 4.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 46 and delivered via online.
"Across the semester"

Lecture Week: 31 - 31
One 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.

Evidence Based Learning Week: 31 - 46
One 5.0 hours evidence based learning other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 46 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Across the semester"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 2,000-word formative and summative evaluation of enabling outcomes and clinical competenceHurdle requirement: To gain an overall pass in the subject you must complete and gain a pass in each of the two parts of the assessment requirements.50
one 2,500-word professional development portfolioStudents must complete and gain a pass in this assessment task.50