PROFESSIONAL NURSING IN AUSTRALIA

NSG4IRO

2021

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.

SchoolNursing and Midwifery

Credit points60

Subject Co-ordinatorMelanie Bish

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

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

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 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

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Lewis's medical-surgical nursing: assessment and management of clinical problems

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorBrown, D. (ed)

Year2014

Edition/Volume4TH EDN

PublisherELSEVIER AUSTRALIA, NSW.

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Fundamentals of pharmacology

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorBullock, S, & Manias, E

Year2013

Edition/Volume7TH EDN

PublisherPEARSON EDUCATIONAL AUSTRALIA, NSW

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Potter & Perry's fundamentals of nursing

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorCrisp, J. & Taylor, C.

Year2012

Edition/Volume4TH EDN

PublisherELSEVIER, AUSTRALIA, NSW

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedYes

Work-based learningYes

Self sourced or Uni sourcedSelf Sourced

Entire subject or partial subjectPartial subject

Total hours/days required280 hours

Location of WBL activity (region)International - regional

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

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
02. Apply critical thinking frameworks and problem solving skills to nursing practice
03. Implement the principles of evidence based practice in the provision and evaluation of person centred nursing care
04. Demonstrate the interpersonal and communication skills to be active participants in interdisciplinary 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.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Myrtleford (Alpine Health), 2021, Week 15-27, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMelanie Bish

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 15 - 26
Five 4.00 h laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 15 to week 26 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 15 - 26
Twenty five 2.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 15 to week 26 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 15 - 26
One 280.00 h 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.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 15 - 26
One 220.00 h 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

WorkShopWeek: 15 - 26
Fifteen 2.00 h workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 15 to week 26 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

2 hour theoretical examination (2000 words equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo60 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Skills challenge (250 words equivalent)Designed to provide students with a practical form of assessment to demonstrate their learning.

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4

Aged Care professional experience (2 weeks of placement - 3250 words equivalent)Hurdle requirement for accreditation with the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council

N/AN/AN/AYesnull SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Acute care professional experience (5 weeks of placement - 8500 words equivalent)Hurdle requirement for accreditation with the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council

N/AN/AN/AYesnull SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Individual written assignment (1000 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO2, SILO3

Myrtleford (Alpine Health), 2021, Week 19-31, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMelanie Bish

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 19 - 30
Five 4.00 h laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 19 to week 30 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 19 - 30
Twenty five 2.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 19 to week 30 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 19 - 30
One 280.00 h 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.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 19 - 30
One 220.00 h 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

WorkShopWeek: 19 - 30
Fifteen 2.00 h workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 19 to week 30 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

2 hour theoretical examination (2000 words equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo60 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Skills challenge (250 words equivalent)Designed to provide students with a practical form of assessment to demonstrate their learning.

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4

Aged Care professional experience (2 weeks of placement - 3250 words equivalent)Hurdle requirement for accreditation with the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council

N/AN/AN/AYesnull SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Acute care professional experience (5 weeks of placement - 8500 words equivalent)Hurdle requirement for accreditation with the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council

N/AN/AN/AYesnull SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Individual written assignment (1000 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO2, SILO3

Myrtleford (Alpine Health), 2021, Week 23-38, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMelanie Bish

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 23 - 34
Five 4.00 h laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 23 to week 34 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 23 - 34
Twenty five 2.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 23 to week 34 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 23 - 34
One 280.00 h 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.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 23 - 34
One 220.00 h 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

WorkShopWeek: 23 - 34
Fifteen 2.00 h workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 23 to week 34 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

2 hour theoretical examination (2000 words equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo60 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Skills challenge (250 words equivalent)Designed to provide students with a practical form of assessment to demonstrate their learning.

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4

Aged Care professional experience (2 weeks of placement - 3250 words equivalent)Hurdle requirement for accreditation with the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council

N/AN/AN/AYesnull SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Acute care professional experience (5 weeks of placement - 8500 words equivalent)Hurdle requirement for accreditation with the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council

N/AN/AN/AYesnull SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Individual written assignment (1000 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO2, SILO3

Myrtleford (Alpine Health), 2021, Week 27-38, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMelanie Bish

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 27 - 38
Five 4.00 h laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 38 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 27 - 38
Twenty five 2.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 38 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 27 - 38
One 280.00 h 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.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 27 - 38
One 220.00 h 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

WorkShopWeek: 27 - 38
Fifteen 2.00 h workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 38 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

2 hour theoretical examination (2000 words equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo60 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Skills challenge (250 words equivalent)Designed to provide students with a practical form of assessment to demonstrate their learning.

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4

Aged Care professional experience (2 weeks of placement - 3250 words equivalent)Hurdle requirement for accreditation with the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council

N/AN/AN/AYesnull SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Acute care professional experience (5 weeks of placement - 8500 words equivalent)Hurdle requirement for accreditation with the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council

N/AN/AN/AYesnull SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Individual written assignment (1000 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO2, SILO3

Myrtleford (Alpine Health), 2021, Week 30-44, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMelanie Bish

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 30 - 41
Five 4.00 h laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 41 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 30 - 41
Twenty five 2.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 41 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 30 - 41
One 280.00 h 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.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 30 - 41
One 220.00 h 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

WorkShopWeek: 30 - 41
Fifteen 2.00 h workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 41 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

2 hour theoretical examination (2000 words equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo60 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Skills challenge (250 words equivalent)Designed to provide students with a practical form of assessment to demonstrate their learning.

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4

Aged Care professional experience (2 weeks of placement - 3250 words equivalent)Hurdle requirement for accreditation with the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council

N/AN/AN/AYesnull SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Acute care professional experience (5 weeks of placement - 8500 words equivalent)Hurdle requirement for accreditation with the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council

N/AN/AN/AYesnull SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Individual written assignment (1000 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO2, SILO3