ENTRY PROGRAM FOR INTERNATIONALLY QUALIFED NURSES

NSG4EPI

2019

Credit points: 60

Subject outline

In this program you will be introduced to nursing within the Australian health care context. Areas to be covered include 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 electrolyte balance. The program has a clinical hurdle component. Successful completion of this program will enable you to apply to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia for registration as a Registered Nurse.

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points60

Subject Co-ordinatorRonald Picard

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

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

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Registration in home country as a Registered Nurse Students must be enrolled in ENTRY PROGRAM FOR INTERNATIONALLY QUALIFED NURSES (NSG4EPI).

Co-requisites Nil

Incompatible subjects N/A

Equivalent subjects N/A

Special conditions Minimum score of 7 across all bands in the International English Language Testing System or equivalence

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsFundamentals of pharmacologyRecommendedBullock, S, & Manias, E 20137TH EDN, PEARSON EDUCATIONAL
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

02. Apply critical thinking frameworks and problem solving skills to nursing practice

Activities:
Interactive workshops Simulation Professional practice

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

Activities:
Interactive workshops Simulation Professional practice

04. Demonstrate professional interpersonal and communication skills in interdisciplinary practice as autonomous and responsible practitioners

Activities:
Interactive workshops Simulation Professional practice

05. Justify the relevance of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Board standards and codes of conduct for registered nurses.

Activities:
Interactive workshops Professional practice

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Myrtleford (Alpine Health), 2019, Week 45-07, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRonald Picard

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 45
Fifteen 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day in week 45 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 45
Twenty five 2.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day in week 45 and delivered via face-to-face.

Laboratory Class Week: 45
Five 4.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day in week 45 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 45
One 220.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day in week 45 and delivered via online.
"Student directed activities including online modules"

Placement - Off Site Week: 45
One 280.0 hours placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day in week 45 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Skills challenge (250 words equivalent)Designed to provide students with a practical form of assessment to demonstrate their learning.10 02, 03, 04
Clinical experience (4 weeks of placement - 3250 words equivalent)Hurdle requirement for accreditation with the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council 01, 02, 03, 04
Clinical experience (5 weeks of placement - 8500 words equivalent)Hurdle requirement for accreditation with the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council 01, 02, 03, 04
Individual written assignment (1000 words)30 01, 02, 05
2 hour theoretical examination (2000 words equivalent) Online MCQ accessed via LMS site60 01, 02, 03, 05

Myrtleford (Alpine Health), 2019, Week 48-08, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRonald Picard

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 48
Fifteen 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day in week 48 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 48
Twenty five 2.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day in week 48 and delivered via face-to-face.

Laboratory Class Week: 48
Five 4.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day in week 48 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 48
One 220.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day in week 48 and delivered via online.
"Student directed activities including online m"

Placement - Off Site Week: 48
One 280.0 hours placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day in week 48 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Skills challenge (250 words equivalent)Designed to provide students with a practical form of assessment to demonstrate their learning.10 02, 03, 04
Clinical experience (4 weeks of placement - 3250 words equivalent)Hurdle requirement for accreditation with the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council 01, 02, 03, 04
Clinical experience (5 weeks of placement - 8500 words equivalent)Hurdle requirement for accreditation with the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council 01, 02, 03, 04
Individual written assignment (1000 words)30 01, 02, 05
2 hour theoretical examination (2000 words equivalent) Online MCQ accessed via LMS site60 01, 02, 03, 05