nsg4scn special care of the neonate



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Credit points: 20

Subject outline

In this subject students will develop beginning expertise as a neonatal nurse. The subject will introduce students to the common neonatal conditions that are encountered in the Special Care Nursery & Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Students will develop an understanding of the complex physiological processes of these common conditions while they extend their knowledge of skills, nursing therapies and current neonatal practices. Students will develop an ability to anticipate nursing specific problems and to plan, implement and evaluate the care of neonates in an individualised developmentally supportive framework.

SchoolSchool of Nursing & Midwifery

Credit points20

Subject Co-ordinatorMelissah Burnett

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

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

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules


Co-requisites NSG4CHA

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Students must provide evidence of approved health facility access to a minimum of 140-hours of supervised clinical experience that is commensurate with being able to achieve the clinical competencies of this subject.

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsCore curriculum for neonatal intensive care nursingPrescribedVerklan, M and Walden, M 20043RD EDN, W.B. SAUNDERS
ReadingsMerenstein & Gardner's handbook of neonatal intensive carePrescribedGardner, S, Carter B, Enzman-Hines, M & Hernandez, J 20117TH EDN, MOSBY

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