PROFESSIONAL NURSING IN AUSTRALIA

NSG4IRO

2019

Credit points: 60

Subject outline

In this subject students will be introduced to nursing within the Australian healthcare 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 subject also has a clinical hurdle component. Successful completion of this subject will enable students to apply to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia for registration as a Registered Nurse.

SchoolSchool of Nursing & Midwifery

Credit points60

Subject Co-ordinatorMelanie Bish

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

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

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in HIRON. Students must be assessed by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia for eligibility and receive approval before enrolment in NSG4IRO.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsFundamentals of pharmacologyRecommendedBullock, S, & Manias, E 20137TH EDN, PEARSON EDUCATIONAL AUSTRALIA, NSW
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 the interpersonal and communication skills to be active participants in interdisciplinary practice

Activities:
Interactive workshops Simulation Professional practice

05. Demonstrate autonomy and responsibility to function as a registered nurse in accordance with the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Board standards and codes of conduct for a Registered Nurse.

Activities:
Interactive workshops Professional practices

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Myrtleford (Alpine Health), 2019, Week 15-27, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMelanie Bish

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 15 - 26
Fifteen 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 15 to week 26 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 15 - 26
Twenty five 2.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 15 to week 26 and delivered via face-to-face.

Laboratory Class Week: 15 - 26
Five 4.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 15 to week 26 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 15 - 26
One 220.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 15 to week 26 and delivered via online.
"Student directed activities including online modules"

Placement - Off Site Week: 15 - 26
One 280.0 hours placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 15 to week 26 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2 hour theoretical examination (2000 words equivalent)60 02, 03, 04
Skills challenge (250 words equivalent)Designed to provide students with a practical form of assessment to demonstrate their learning.10 01, 03, 04
Aged Care professional experience (2 weeks of placement - 3250 words equivalent)Hurdle requirement for accreditation with the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Acute care professional experience (5 weeks of placement - 8500 words equivalent)Hurdle requirement for accreditation with the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Individual written assignment (1000 words)30 02, 03

Myrtleford (Alpine Health), 2019, Week 19-31, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMelanie Bish

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 19 - 30
Fifteen 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 19 to week 30 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 19 - 30
Twenty five 2.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 19 to week 30 and delivered via face-to-face.

Laboratory Class Week: 19 - 30
Five 4.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 19 to week 30 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 19 - 30
One 220.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 19 to week 30 and delivered via online.
"Student directed activities including online modules"

Placement - Off Site Week: 19 - 30
One 280.0 hours placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 19 to week 30 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2 hour theoretical examination (2000 words equivalent)60 02, 03, 04
Skills challenge (250 words equivalent)Designed to provide students with a practical form of assessment to demonstrate their learning.10 01, 03, 04
Aged Care professional experience (2 weeks of placement - 3250 words equivalent)Hurdle requirement for accreditation with the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Acute care professional experience (5 weeks of placement - 8500 words equivalent)Hurdle requirement for accreditation with the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Individual written assignment (1000 words)30 02, 03

Myrtleford (Alpine Health), 2019, Week 23-38, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMelanie Bish

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 23 - 34
Fifteen 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 23 to week 34 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 23 - 34
Twenty five 2.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 23 to week 34 and delivered via face-to-face.

Laboratory Class Week: 23 - 34
Five 4.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 23 to week 34 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 23 - 34
One 220.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 23 to week 34 and delivered via online.
"Student Directed activities including online modules"

Placement - Off Site Week: 23 - 34
One 280.0 hours placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 23 to week 34 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2 hour theoretical examination (2000 words equivalent)60 02, 03, 04
Skills challenge (250 words equivalent)Designed to provide students with a practical form of assessment to demonstrate their learning.10 01, 03, 04
Aged Care professional experience (2 weeks of placement - 3250 words equivalent)Hurdle requirement for accreditation with the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Acute care professional experience (5 weeks of placement - 8500 words equivalent)Hurdle requirement for accreditation with the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Individual written assignment (1000 words)30 02, 03

Myrtleford (Alpine Health), 2019, Week 27-38, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMelanie Bish

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 27 - 38
Fifteen 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 38 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 27 - 38
Twenty five 2.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 38 and delivered via face-to-face.

Laboratory Class Week: 27 - 38
Five 4.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 38 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 27 - 38
One 220.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 27 to week 38 and delivered via online.
"Student directed activities including online modules"

Placement - Off Site Week: 27 - 38
One 280.0 hours placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 27 to week 38 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2 hour theoretical examination (2000 words equivalent)60 02, 03, 04
Skills challenge (250 words equivalent)Designed to provide students with a practical form of assessment to demonstrate their learning.10 01, 03, 04
Aged Care professional experience (2 weeks of placement - 3250 words equivalent)Hurdle requirement for accreditation with the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Acute care professional experience (5 weeks of placement - 8500 words equivalent)Hurdle requirement for accreditation with the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Individual written assignment (1000 words)30 02, 03

Myrtleford (Alpine Health), 2019, Week 30-44, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMelanie Bish

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 30 - 41
Fifteen 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 41 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 30 - 41
Twenty five 2.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 41 and delivered via face-to-face.

Laboratory Class Week: 30 - 41
Five 4.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 41 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 30 - 41
One 220.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 30 to week 41 and delivered via online.
"Student directed activities including online modules"

Placement - Off Site Week: 30 - 41
One 280.0 hours placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 30 to week 41 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2 hour theoretical examination (2000 words equivalent)60 02, 03, 04
Skills challenge (250 words equivalent)Designed to provide students with a practical form of assessment to demonstrate their learning.10 01, 03, 04
Aged Care professional experience (2 weeks of placement - 3250 words equivalent)Hurdle requirement for accreditation with the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Acute care professional experience (5 weeks of placement - 8500 words equivalent)Hurdle requirement for accreditation with the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Individual written assignment (1000 words)30 02, 03