INTRODUCTION TO NURSING

NSG1ITN

2020

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.


SchoolSchool of Nursing & Midwifery

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRuby Walter

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

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

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsKoziers & Erbs Fundamentals of Nursing Vols 1-3 ( 4th Australian Ed).PrescribedKozier 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 Stanley D (2017)Pearson
ReadingsClinical Psychomotor Skills. Assessment Skills for Nurses (6th Ed).PrescribedTollefson J (2016)Cengage Learning Australia
ReadingsNursing Student's Clinical Survival Guide (3rd Ed).PrescribedReid-Searl, K et al. (2014)Pearson

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Appraise the roles and responsibilities of nurses

Activities:
Lecture, online activities, workshops and nursing skills labs.

02. Outline the importance of quality and patient safety strategies and demonstrate the provision of safe patient care

Activities:
Lecture, online activities, workshops and nursing skills labs.

03. Identify communication strategies to build therapeutic relationships and extract important health information to facilitate effective communication with health professionals

Activities:
Lecture, online activities, workshops and nursing skills labs.

04. Apply health assessment frameworks to ensure person-centred care

Activities:
Lecture, online activities, workshops and nursing skills labs.

05. Examine the clinical reasoning process in planning person centred evidenced based care

Activities:
Lecture, online activities, workshops and nursing skills labs.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSean Parker

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 16
Three 1.0 hours 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"

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"24 hours"

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Nine 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"9 hours online"

Laboratory Class Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours 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"

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
Six 1.0 hours 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."

Laboratory Class Week: 22 - 22
One 2.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 22 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Skills assessment"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Clinical skills assessment (2000 word equivalent)50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Written assessment (1500 words equivalent)35 02, 03, 04, 05
Online quiz (case study) (500 word equivalent)(Formative)15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Bendigo, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMaureen Dillon

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 16
Three 1.0 hours 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"

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"24 hours"

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Nine 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"9 hours online"

Laboratory Class Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours 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"

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
Six 1.0 hours 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."

Laboratory Class Week: 22 - 22
One 2.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 22 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Skills assessment"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Clinical skills assessment (2000 word equivalent)50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Written assessment (1500 words equivalent)35 02, 03, 04, 05
Online quiz (case study) (500 word equivalent)(Formative)15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Bundoora (LaTrobeCollege), 2020, Week 27-38, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRuby Walter

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 27 - 33
Three 1.0 hours 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"

WorkShop Week: 27 - 38
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 38 and delivered via face-to-face.
"24 hours"

Lecture Week: 27 - 38
Nine 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 38 and delivered via online.
"9 hours online"

Laboratory Class Week: 27 - 38
One 2.0 hours 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"

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 27 - 38
Six 1.0 hours 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."

Laboratory Class Week: 38 - 38
One 2.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 38 to week 38 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Skills assessment"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Clinical skills assessment (2000 word equivalent)50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Written assessment (1500 words equivalent)35 02, 03, 04, 05
Online quiz (case study) (500 word equivalent)(Formative)15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRuby Walter

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 16
Three 1.0 hours 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"

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"24 hours"

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Nine 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"9 hours online"

Laboratory Class Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours 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"

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
Six 1.0 hours 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."

Laboratory Class Week: 22 - 22
One 2.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 22 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Skills assessment"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Clinical skills assessment (2000 word equivalent)50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Written assessment (1500 words equivalent)35 02, 03, 04, 05
Online quiz (case study) (500 word equivalent)(Formative)15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Mildura, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSandra Connor

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 16
Three 1.0 hours 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"

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"24 hours"

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Nine 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"9 hours online"

Laboratory Class Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours 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"

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
Six 1.0 hours 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."

Laboratory Class Week: 22 - 22
One 2.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 22 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Skills assessment"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Clinical skills assessment (2000 word equivalent)50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Written assessment (1500 words equivalent)35 02, 03, 04, 05
Online quiz (case study) (500 word equivalent)(Formative)15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Shepparton, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorYangama Jokwiro

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 16
Three 1.0 hours 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"

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"24 hours"

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Nine 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"9 hours online"

Laboratory Class Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours 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"

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
Six 1.0 hours 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."

Laboratory Class Week: 22 - 22
One 2.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 22 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Skills assessment"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Clinical skills assessment (2000 word equivalent)50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Written assessment (1500 words equivalent)35 02, 03, 04, 05
Online quiz (case study) (500 word equivalent)(Formative)15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05