ENGAGEMENT IN PROFESSIONAL NURSING

NSG3EPN

2016

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will have the opportunity to extend your knowledge regarding the components that provide a framework for accountable and responsible nursing practice. Through lectures, online activities and workshops students will explore competency standards, decision making frameworks, direction and delegation guidelines and the safety and quality framework in relation to professional conduct. In addition, students will be introduced to the role of contemporary theories of leadership and management, the concept of professional boundaries, health policy,organisational structures and culture. Students capacity to engage in their professional role across all practice settings will be enhanced by completion of this subject. To achieve the learning outcomes of this subject students will be expected to complete a range of written and verbal assessments within a 12-week period.

SchoolSchool of Nursing & Midwifery

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMelanie Bish

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be enrolled in one of the following courses: HBNPRW, RBN, HBN, HBNM, HBNUP, HBNGEW, HBNGEB, HBNGE, HBNGEM, HBNGES, HBNENW, HBNENB, HBNEN, HBNENM, HBNENS

Co-requisites Nil

Incompatible subjects Nil

Equivalent subjects Nil

Special conditions Nil

Learning resources

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsLeadership roles and management functions in NursingRecommendedMarquis, B.L & Huston, C.J. 2015Wolters Kluwer Health

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate understanding of the impact of corporate and clinical governance models in Australia and international health services in relation to person-centred care.

Activities:
Online examples of clinical governance models from the Australian and international context. Workshop to discuss the difference between legal and professional codes and guidelines and individual responsibilities.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
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)

02. Demonstrate knowledge of contemporary health policy issues and current legislation as they relate to safety and quality.

Activities:
Online resources and web links to national health policy and standards. Workshops to discuss safety and quality frameworks and their impact on individual outcomes. Webinar or recorded lecture from a senior health adviser
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
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)
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. Explain how organisational structure, organisational culture and contextual variables influence the nursing environment and the coordinated approach to person centred care.

Activities:
Online resources and examples of organisational change drawing from contemporary theories (e.g.Carl May, 2010). Webinar with CEO of major health care provider and health care professional from same organisation to illustrate organisation structure and change mechanisms. Workshops to discuss and critique student experiences of organisation cultures in their clinical practicum.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
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)

04. Discuss contemporary nursing leadership theories, core competencies and personal capabilities and their importance to individuals, teams and the nursing profession.

Activities:
Online resources and examples of contemporary leadership theories. Debate: Suggested topic: #Advocate or administrator: role of the contemporary nurse#.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
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)

05. Develop and apply communication skills that directly relate to health information systems.

Activities:
Online resources and examples of electronic patient records. Online resources - students will explore will explore the advantages and disadvantages of eHealth.gov.au. Workshop to discuss safety and security issues of health informatics
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
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)
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)

06. Develop an awareness of the transition from student to registered health care practitioner through critical self-reflection.

Activities:
Online resources linked to the development of emotional intelligence.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
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)
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

Albury-Wodonga, 2016, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMelanie Bish

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 36
Five 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 36 and delivered via blended.

Evidence Based Learning Week: 31 - 43
One 16.0 hours evidence based learning other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Online activities"

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 10.0 hours lecture other recurrence on any day including weekend from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"10 hours of lecture equivalent online"

Directed Reading Week: 31 - 43
One 114.0 hours directed reading other recurrence on any day including weekend from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
"self-directed learning including 16 hours of online peer support learning activities."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Individual written assessment (2000 words) 50 04, 05, 06
Group assessment (1000 words)25 01, 02, 03, 04
5 online posts (1000 word equivalent)25 01, 03, 05, 06

Bendigo, 2016, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMelanie Bish

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 36
Five 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 36 and delivered via blended.

Evidence Based Learning Week: 31 - 43
One 16.0 hours evidence based learning other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"online activities"

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 10.0 hours lecture other recurrence on any day including weekend from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"10 hours of lectures equivalent online"

Directed Reading Week: 31 - 43
One 114.0 hours directed reading other recurrence on any day including weekend from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
"self-directed learning including 16 hours of online peer support learning activities."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Individual written assessment (2000 words) 50 04, 05, 06
Group assessment (1000 words)25 01, 02, 03, 04
5 online posts (1000 word equivalent)25 01, 03, 05, 06

Melbourne, 2016, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMelanie Bish

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 35
Five 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 35 and delivered via blended.
"This subject is front loaded to fit in with other classes clinical placement requirements"

Evidence Based Learning Week: 31 - 43
One 16.0 hours evidence based learning other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Online activities"

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 10.0 hours lecture other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"10 hours of lecture equivalence online"

Directed Reading Week: 31 - 43
One 114.0 hours directed reading other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
"self-directed learning including 16 hours of online peer support learning activities."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Individual written assessment (2000 words) 50 04, 05, 06
Group assessment (1000 words)25 01, 02, 03, 04
5 online posts (1000 word equivalent)25 01, 03, 05, 06

Mildura, 2016, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMelanie Bish

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 36
Five 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 36 and delivered via blended.

Evidence Based Learning Week: 31 - 43
One 16.0 hours evidence based learning other recurrence on any day including weekend from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"online activities"

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 10.0 hours lecture other recurrence on any day including weekend from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"online lectures equivalence of 10 hours"

Directed Reading Week: 31 - 43
One 114.0 hours directed reading other recurrence on any day including weekend from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
"self-directed learning including 16 hours of online peer support learning activities."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Individual written assessment (2000 words) 50 04, 05, 06
Group assessment (1000 words)25 01, 02, 03, 04
5 online posts (1000 word equivalent)25 01, 03, 05, 06

Shepparton, 2016, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMelanie Bish

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 36
Five 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 36 and delivered via blended.

Evidence Based Learning Week: 31 - 43
One 16.0 hours evidence based learning other recurrence on any day including weekend from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"online activities"

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 10.0 hours lecture other recurrence on any day including weekend from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"online lecture equivalence to 10 hours"

Directed Reading Week: 31 - 43
One 114.0 hours directed reading other recurrence on any day including weekend from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
"self-directed learning including 16 hours of online peer support learning activities."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Individual written assessment (2000 words) 50 04, 05, 06
Group assessment (1000 words)25 01, 02, 03, 04
5 online posts (1000 word equivalent)25 01, 03, 05, 06

Singapore, 2016, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMelanie Bish

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 10 - 10
Three 7.0 hours block mode per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 10 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Delivered in Singapore"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Individual written assessment (2000 words) 050 04, 05, 06
Group assessment (1000 words)025 01, 02, 03, 04
online quiz linked to each module(1000 word equivalent)025 01, 03, 05, 06
online examination000