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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.

SchoolNursing and Midwifery

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRuby Walter

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

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, HZNMDB - Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Midwifery All other regional students in the Health Sciences undergraduate courses are permitted to enrol with school approval


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Apply the clinical reasoning process in planning nursing care.
02. Develop a range of strategies to facilitate effective communication with people and health professionals.
03. Use a health assessment framework and techniques to conduct a nursing health history and document the findings.
04. Discuss the importance of patient safety strategies and demonstrate the provision of safe patient care.
05. Outline the professional roles and responsibilities of the nurse and midwife.

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