INTRODUCTION TO NURSING ASSESSMENT

NSG1INA

2016

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject is an introduction to the fundamental knowledge and skills required for person-centred nursing practice. Through lectures, online activities, workshops, clinical skills laboratories and a clinical placement you will develop understanding of the principles of nursing health assessments and the clinical reasoning cycle across the lifespan. This will enable you to plan and provide basic nursing care for any person, in any context and location. The clinical practicum will allow you to integrate theoretical principles to basic nursing practice. To achieve the learning outcomes of this subject you will be expected to complete a range of written, verbal and clinical assessments within a 12-week period.

SchoolSchool of Nursing & Midwifery

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMonica Peddle

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be enrolled in one of the following courses: HBN, HBNM, HBNUP, HBNPRW, RBN - Bachelor of Nursing, HZNM, HZNMD - Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Midwifery. All other regional students in the Faculty of Health Sciences undergraduate courses are permitted to enrol with school approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Clinical Placements

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply the clinical reasoning process in planning nursing care.

Activities:
Describe the clinical reasoning process and cycle. Discuss the importance of using evidence when planning nursing care. Identify the common sources from which best nursing practice evidence can be obtained.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Writing (Writing)

02. Develop a range of strategies to facilitate effective communication with people and health professionals.

Activities:
Demonstrate effective comminication with peope including those with cognitive and sensory limitations and/or non-English speaking. Recognise legal and professional requirements that govern healthcare communication including; appreciate the need to maintain confidentiality in verbal and written communications, documentation and storage of healthcare records, apply communication principles to relevant professional contexts.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Communication (Communication)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)

03. Use a health assessment framework and techniques to conduct a nursing health history and document the findings.

Activities:
Identify relevant information in a nursing health history. Develop a range of assessment techniques aimed at completing a nursing health history. Describe a range of normal assessment findings across the lifespan.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Writing (Writing)
Communication (Communication)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

04. Discuss the importance of patient safety strategies and demonstrate the provision of safe patient care.

Activities:
Identify hazards that compromise patient safety. Describe methods used to protect patients including; falls prevention strategies, infection control cycle, pressure injury prevention, manual handling principles and situational awareness. Participate in the provision of safe patient care.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)

05. Outlline the professional roles and responsibilities of the nurse and midwife.

Activities:
Identify key nursing professional bodies in Australia. Describe the key features of professional codes of conduct and ethics. Discuss the scope of practice for the student nurse. Explore the principles of personal autonomy and choice in provision of care.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)

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Albury-Wodonga, 2016, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size100

Enrolment information N/A N/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSean Parker

Class requirements

Professional Development Programs Week: 11 - 22
Two 3.5 hours professional development programs per study period on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Discipline Mentor Program activities. HLT1IPP"

Lecture Week: 10 - 11
One 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 11 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Face to face lecture week one only"

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
Ten 1.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"10 hours (including workshops) and 6 hours of student online activities"

Practical Week: 10 - 22
One 5.0 days practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"32-40 hours of clinical practicum on a Friday Saturday or Sunday. Hours may vary according to clinical placement facility and public holidays."

Lecture Week: 11 - 22
Ten 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"Face-to-face lecture week 1 only. 9 hours online."

Laboratory Class Week: 10 - 22
Ten 1.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"10 hours including simulation learning."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Clinical Practicum (2000 word equivalent50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Clinical learning portfolio (1500 words)35 02, 03, 04, 05
Online quiz (case study) (500 word equivalent)(Formative)15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Bendigo, 2016, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size130

Enrolment information N/A N/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKathy Tori

Class requirements

Professional Development Programs Week: 11 - 22
Two 3.5 hours professional development programs per study period on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Discipline Mentor Program activities. HLT1IPP"

Lecture Week: 10 - 11
One 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 11 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Face to face lecture week one only"

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
Ten 1.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"10 hours (including workshops) and 6 hours of student online activities"

Practical Week: 10 - 22
One 5.0 days practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"32-40 hours of clinical practicum on a Friday Saturday or Sunday. Hours may vary according to clinical placement facility and public holidays."

Lecture Week: 11 - 22
Ten 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"Face-to-face lecture week 1 only. 9 hours online."

Laboratory Class Week: 10 - 22
Ten 1.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"10 hours including simulation learning."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Clinical Practicum (2000 word equivalent50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Clinical learning portfolio (1500 words)35 02, 03, 04, 05
Online quiz (case study) (500 word equivalent)(Formative)15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Bendigo, 2016, Summer 3, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKerrie Gamble

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 06 - 07
Ten 1.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 06 to week 07 and delivered via face-to-face.
"10 hours including simulation learning."

Lecture Week: 06 - 07
Ten 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 06 to week 07 and delivered via online.
"Face-to-face lecture week 1 only. 9 hours online."

Practical Week: 06 - 07
One 5.0 days practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 06 to week 07 and delivered via face-to-face.
"32-40 hours of clinical practicum on a Friday Saturday or Sunday. Hours may vary according to clinical placement facility and public holidays."

WorkShop Week: 06 - 07
Ten 1.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 06 to week 07 and delivered via blended.
"10 hours (including workshops) and 6 hours of student online activities"

Lecture Week: 06 - 07
One 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 06 to week 07 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Face to face lecture week one only"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Clinical Practicum (2000 word equivalent50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Clinical learning portfolio (1500 words)35 02, 03, 04, 05
Online quiz (case study) (500 word equivalent)(Formative)15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2016, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFergus Campbell

Class requirements

Professional Development Programs Week: 11 - 22
Two 3.5 hours professional development programs per study period on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Discipline Mentor Program activities. HLT1IPP"

Lecture Week: 10 - 11
One 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 11 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Face to face lecture week one only"

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
Ten 1.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"10 hours (including workshops) and 6 hours of student online activities"

Practical Week: 10 - 22
One 5.0 days practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"32-40 hours of clinical practicum on a Friday Saturday or Sunday. Hours may vary according to clinical placement facility and public holidays."

Lecture Week: 11 - 22
Ten 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"Face-to-face lecture week 1 only. 9 hours online."

Laboratory Class Week: 10 - 22
Ten 1.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"10 hours including simulation learning."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Clinical Practicum (2000 word equivalent50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Clinical learning portfolio (1500 words)35 02, 03, 04, 05
Online quiz (case study) (500 word equivalent)(Formative)15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2016, Week 26-39, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFergus Campbell

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 26 - 39
Ten 1.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 26 to week 39 and delivered via face-to-face.
"10 hours including simulation learning"

Lecture Week: 26 - 39
Ten 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 26 to week 39 and delivered via blended.
"face to face lecture week 1 only. 9 hours online"

Practical Week: 26 - 39
One 5.0 days practical per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 26 to week 39 and delivered via face-to-face.
"32-40 hours of clinical practicum on a Friday Saturday or Sunday. Hours may vary according to clinical placement facility and public holidays."

WorkShop Week: 26 - 39
Ten 1.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 26 to week 39 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Clinical Practicum (2000 word equivalent50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Clinical learning portfolio (1500 words)35 02, 03, 04, 05
Online quiz (case study) (500 word equivalent)(Formative)15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Mildura, 2016, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size30

Enrolment information N/A N/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSandra Connor

Class requirements

Professional Development Programs Week: 11 - 22
Two 3.5 hours professional development programs per study period on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Discipline Mentor Program activities. HLT1IPP"

Lecture Week: 10 - 11
One 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 11 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Face to face lecture week one only"

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
Ten 1.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"10 hours (including workshops) and 6 hours of student online activities"

Practical Week: 10 - 22
One 5.0 days practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"32-40 hours of clinical practicum on a Friday Saturday or Sunday. Hours may vary according to clinical placement facility and public holidays."

Lecture Week: 11 - 22
Ten 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"Face-to-face lecture week 1 only. 9 hours online."

Laboratory Class Week: 10 - 22
Ten 1.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"10 hours including simulation learning."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Clinical Practicum (2000 word equivalent50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Clinical learning portfolio (1500 words)35 02, 03, 04, 05
Online quiz (case study) (500 word equivalent)(Formative)15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Shepparton, 2016, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size55

Enrolment information N/A N/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPeter Sleeth

Class requirements

Professional Development Programs Week: 11 - 22
Two 3.5 hours professional development programs per study period on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Discipline Mentor Program activities. HLT1IPP"

Lecture Week: 10 - 11
One 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 11 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Face to face lecture week one only"

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
Ten 1.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"10 hours (including workshops) and 6 hours of student online activities"

Practical Week: 10 - 22
One 5.0 days practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"32-40 hours of clinical practicum on a Friday Saturday or Sunday. Hours may vary according to clinical placement facility and public holidays."

Lecture Week: 11 - 22
Ten 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"Face-to-face lecture week 1 only. 9 hours online."

Laboratory Class Week: 10 - 22
Ten 1.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"10 hours including simulation learning."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Clinical Practicum (2000 word equivalent50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Clinical learning portfolio (1500 words)35 02, 03, 04, 05
Online quiz (case study) (500 word equivalent)(Formative)15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05