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Area/Catalogue
NURS 3043

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
106002

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Unit Value
9

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 3)

Second Semester
(Study Period 4)

Summer Term
(Study Period 7)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Nursing and Midwifery

Course aim

The aim of this course is to enable students to demonstrate the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) Registered nurse standards for practice for the beginning Registered Nurse in an acute care setting.

Course content

This content covers the national agreed skills areas for undergraduate nursing programs. Examples of skills areas in this Experiential Learning Activity course include: clinical interventions (preparing, assisting during and after care),clinical monitoring and management, communication and documentation, community/primary care to include health education and promotion strategies, coordinating care, cultural competence, managing challenging behaviours, nurse as teacher for self and others, evidence-based practice, clinical reasoning, management and leadership, supervisory skills, conflict management resolution, legal, judicious and safe administration, storage and disposal of medicines and IV products (including blood products), mental health nursing care: application of assessment tools, care strategies and interventions, personal care-provision and coordination of care across population groups (inclusive of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups), professional nursing behaviours (collaborative approaches to care, advocacy, scope of practice), models of self care, respect for privacy and dignity of clients/patients, teamwork and interdisciplinary teams, technology and health informatics incorporating policies and standards related to patient information systems, therapeutic nursing relationships (establishes, maintains and appropriately concludes relationships), understanding the different roles of RNs in different contexts, uses opportunities for learning (use of narratives).

Textbook(s)

Tollefson J 2012, Clinical Psychomotor Skills: Assessment Tools for Nursing Students, 5th Edition, Cengage Learning Australia Pty Ltd, Victoria

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
NURS 3044 Research Methodologies
NURS 3042 Experiential Learning Activity: Extension to Practice Practicum 4
NURS 3045 Nursing Contexts of Practice

Corequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
NURS 3041 Becoming a Registered Nurse

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Clinical 40 hours x 8 weeks
Workshop (Pre-clinical - tutorial) 8 hours x 1 day
Workshop (Pre-clinical - HHHS) 8 hours x 1 day
EXTERNAL, CITY EAST, DISTANCE EDUCATION
Clinical 40 hours x 8 weeks
Workshop (Pre-clinical - on campus - tutorial) 8 hours x 1 day
Workshop (Pre-clinical - HHHS) 8 hours x 1 day
INTERNAL, WHYALLA
Clinical 40 hours x 8 weeks
Workshop (Pre-clinical - tutorial) 8 hours x 1 day
Workshop (Pre-clinical - HHHS) 8 hours x 1 day
INTERNAL, MT GAMBIER
Clinical 40 hours x 8 weeks
Workshop (Pre-clinical - tutorial) 8 hours x 1 day
Workshop (Pre-clinical - HHHS) 8 hours x 1 day

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Practical Assessment 3000 words equivalent Pass/Fail -
e-portfolio 6000 words equivalent Pass/Fail -
EXTERNAL, CITY EAST, DISTANCE EDUCATION
Practical Assessment 3000 words equivalent Pass/Fail -
e-portfolio 6000 words equivalent Pass/Fail -
INTERNAL, WHYALLA
Practical Assessment 3000 words equivalent Pass/Fail -
e-portfolio 6000 words equivalent Pass/Fail -
INTERNAL, MT GAMBIER
Practical Assessment 3000 words equivalent Pass/Fail -
e-portfolio 6000 words equivalent Pass/Fail -

Note: This is a non-graded course and your result will be a pass or fail.

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1A)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
How to determine your Commonwealth Supported course fee. (Opens new window)

Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
Non-award tuition fees are set by the Division offering the course. To determine the cost of this course, go to:
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Not all courses are available on all of the above bases, and students must check to ensure that they are permitted to enrol in a particular course.

* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Degrees this course is offered in

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