TRANSITION TO ACUTE AND CRITICAL NURSING CARE

NSM4TAC

2019

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students will develop fundamental knowledge and skills required to care for patients in critical care nursing practice contexts. This subject provides a theoretical and practical foundation that prepares students for ethically oriented professional practice and undertake further studies at more advanced levels in acute/critical care nursing. This subject enables students to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills, specialised clinical proficiency, and effective communication skills. Students will be able to make independent judgements; plan, implement and evaluate practice in specialty contexts and function effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team. The subject is delivered via a flexible online mode comprising learning modules via LMS and a limited number of on campus workshops (and/ or equivalent online virtual classrooms) and supported by appropriate clinical practicum.


SchoolSchool of Nursing & Midwifery

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKatie Street

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 HMN

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions As per course entry requirements the student must be employed 2 days/week throughout semester in their area of specialty.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsHigh-Acuity Nursing (7th Edition)PrescribedWagner, K., Hardin-Pierce, M., & Welsh, D. (2018).PEARSON

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Link theoretical concepts to clinical practice regarding pathophysiology of common conditions relevant to speciality area

Activities:
Online activity; Clinical practicum in specialty setting, Lecture/Workshop

02. Accurately interpret diagnostic assessment data relevant to specialty area to inform nursing practice

Activities:
Online activity; Clinical practicum in specialty setting, Lecture/Workshop

03. Apply specialty knowledge, skills and/or equipment/technology to well defined situations in specialty area

Activities:
Online activity; Clinical practicum in specialty setting, Lecture/Workshop

04. Develop a plan of care and employ appropriate nursing interventions based on identified clinical priorities relevant to specialty area

Activities:
Online activity; Clinical practicum in specialty setting, Lecture/Workshop

05. Evaluate and monitor patient's response to treatment and revises plan of care accordingly

Activities:
Online activity; Clinical practicum in specialty setting, Lecture/Workshop

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2019, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKatie Street

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 10 - 22
Three 6.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"3 x 6-hours face-to face workshops (or online virtual classroom equivalent) per semester."

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
Twelve 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"3-hours per week of flexible online student directed learning modules"

Placement - Off Site Week: 10 - 22
One 96.0 hours placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"1 day per week throughout semester time spent in the clinical setting."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1000 word written assessment20 01, 02
2500 word equivalent case presentation, using specified mediaContains two parts: Part A: Oral Case Presentation in Clinical environment 1000 word equivalent Part B: Written Case Presentation 1500 words50 02, 03, 04, 05
1500 word equivalent examinationHurdle Requirement. Students must achieve a pass mark for this assessment in order to pass the subject as it will assess their knowledge regarding professional practice in their specialty area30 01, 02, 04, 05
1000 word equivalent clinical appraisalHurdle requirement: students must achieve a pass mark for this appraisal in order to pass the subject as their professional practice will be assessed in the clinical environment. 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2019, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKatie Street

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 31 - 43
Three 6.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"3 x 6-hours face-to face workshops (or online virtual classroom equivalent) per semester."

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
Twelve 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"3-hours per week of flexible online student directed learning modules"

Placement - Off Site Week: 31 - 43
One 96.0 hours placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"1 day per week throughout semester time spent in the clinical setting."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1000 word written assessment20 01, 02
2500 word equivalent case presentation, using specified mediaContains two parts: Part A: Oral Case Presentation in Clinical environment 1000 word equivalent Part B: Written Case Presentation 1500 words50 02, 03, 04, 05
1500 word equivalent examinationHurdle Requirement. Students must achieve a pass mark for this assessment in order to pass the subject as it will assess their knowledge regarding professional practice in their specialty area30 01, 02, 04, 05
1000 word equivalent clinical appraisalHurdle requirement: students must achieve a pass mark for this appraisal in order to pass the subject as their professional practice will be assessed in the clinical environment. 01, 02, 03, 04, 05