INTRODUCTION TO NURSING

NSG1ITN

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject introduces you to fundamental nursing knowledge, skills and reasoning that you will use every day of your nursing career. Through lectures, online activities, workshops and clinical skills laboratory sessions you will develop the capacity to practice nursing with the patient at the centre of care. This will require mastery of basic patient assessment, basic patient care and effective communication techniques with patients across their lifespan. You will progress towards the development of basic care planning for complex patients. This will be achieved by the integration of the patient assessment skills you learn with the application of clinical reasoning, that is, thinking like a nurse to achieve the best for your patients. Within the 12 weeks of semester you will be expected to attend a range of face-to-face activities so that you can achieve a level of basic nursing skills. This will also require practice of skills in your own time and with peers-practice that will inform your clinical decision making.

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 Must be admitted in one of the following courses: HBN, HBNM, HBNUP, HBNPRW, RBN - Bachelor of Nursing, HZNM, HZNMD, HZNMDB - Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Midwifery, HZNPS - Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Psychological Science Students admitted to other courses require school approval to enrol

Co-requisitesN/A

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

Readings

Nursing Student's Clinical Survival Guide

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorReid-Searl, K et al.

Year2014

Edition/Volume3rd Ed

PublisherPearson

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Clinical Psychomotor Skills. Assessment Skills for Nurses

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorTollefson J

Year2016

Edition/Volume6th Ed

PublisherCengage Learning Australia

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Koziers & Erbs Fundamentals of Nursing

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorKozier B, Erb GL, Berman A, Snyder S, Levett-Jones T, Dwyer T ,Hales M, Harvey N, Langree T, Moxham L, Parker B, Reid-Searl K, and

Year2017

Edition/VolumeVols 1-3 ( 4th Australian Ed)

PublisherPearson

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

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. Appraise the roles and responsibilities of nurses
02. Outline the importance of quality and patient safety strategies and demonstrate the provision of safe patient care
03. Identify communication strategies to build therapeutic relationships and extract important health information to facilitate effective communication with health professionals
04. Apply health assessment frameworks to ensure person-centred care
05. Examine the clinical reasoning process in planning person centred evidenced based care

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSean Parker

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
24 hours including simulation

Laboratory ClassWeek: 22 - 22
One 2.00 h laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 22 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Skills assessment

LectureWeek: 10 - 16
Three 1.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 16 and delivered via face-to-face.
Face to face lecture -schedule in Week 10, Week 13 and Week 16

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
Nine 1.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
9 hours online

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
Six 1.00 h unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
6 hours online learning activities.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
24 hours

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Clinical skills assessment (2000 word equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
Written assessment (1500 words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
Online quiz (case study) (500 word equivalent) (Formative)N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMaureen Dillon

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
24 hours including simulation

Laboratory ClassWeek: 22 - 22
One 2.00 h laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 22 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Skills assessment

LectureWeek: 10 - 16
Three 1.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 16 and delivered via face-to-face.
Face to face lecture -schedule in Week 10, Week 13 and Week 16

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
Nine 1.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
9 hours online

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
Six 1.00 h unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
6 hours online learning activities.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
24 hours

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Clinical skills assessment (2000 word equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
Written assessment (1500 words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
Online quiz (case study) (500 word equivalent) (Formative)N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRuby Walter

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
24 hours including simulation

Laboratory ClassWeek: 22 - 22
One 2.00 h laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 22 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Skills assessment

LectureWeek: 10 - 16
Three 1.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 16 and delivered via face-to-face.
Face to face lecture -schedule in Week 10, Week 13 and Week 16

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
Nine 1.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
9 hours online

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
Six 1.00 h unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
6 hours online learning activities.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
24 hours

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Clinical skills assessment (2000 word equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
Written assessment (1500 words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
Online quiz (case study) (500 word equivalent) (Formative)N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Mildura, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSandra Connor

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
24 hours including simulation

Laboratory ClassWeek: 22 - 22
One 2.00 h laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 22 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Skills assessment

LectureWeek: 10 - 16
Three 1.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 16 and delivered via face-to-face.
Face to face lecture -schedule in Week 10, Week 13 and Week 16

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
Nine 1.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
9 hours online

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
Six 1.00 h unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
6 hours online learning activities.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
24 hours

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Clinical skills assessment (2000 word equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
Written assessment (1500 words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
Online quiz (case study) (500 word equivalent) (Formative)N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Shepparton, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorYangama Jokwiro

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
24 hours including simulation

Laboratory ClassWeek: 22 - 22
One 2.00 h laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 22 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Skills assessment

LectureWeek: 10 - 16
Three 1.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 16 and delivered via face-to-face.
Face to face lecture -schedule in Week 10, Week 13 and Week 16

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
Nine 1.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
9 hours online

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
Six 1.00 h unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
6 hours online learning activities.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
24 hours

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Clinical skills assessment (2000 word equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
Written assessment (1500 words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
Online quiz (case study) (500 word equivalent) (Formative)N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Bundoora (La Trobe College), 2021, Week 27-38, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRuby Walter

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 27 - 38
One 2.00 h laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 38 and delivered via face-to-face.
24 hours including simulation

Laboratory ClassWeek: 38 - 38
One 2.00 h laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 38 to week 38 and delivered via face-to-face.
Skills assessment

LectureWeek: 27 - 38
Nine 1.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 38 and delivered via online.
9 hours online

LectureWeek: 27 - 33
Three 1.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 33 and delivered via face-to-face.
Face to face lecture -schedule in Week 27, Week 30 and Week 33

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 27 - 38
Six 1.00 h unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 38 and delivered via online.
6 hours online learning activities.

WorkShopWeek: 27 - 38
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 38 and delivered via face-to-face.
24 hours

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Clinical skills assessment (2000 word equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
Written assessment (1500 words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
Online quiz (case study) (500 word equivalent) (Formative)N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5