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Area/Catalogue
NURS 1061

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
160402

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Nursing and Midwifery

Course aim

To prepare students with the knowledge, skills and professional behaviours required for beginning nursing practice.

Course content

Self-assessment; self- awareness; reflection; critical thinking; assertiveness training; personal reserves and resilience; formulating learning objectives and a personal learning plan; application of law and ethics to practice; quality and safety; health environments; applying principles of workplace health and safety; mandatory reporting; health promotion; health literacy; professional communication; scope of practice; context of practice; holistic nursing assessment; conducting a health interview; physical examination (including blood glucose monitoring); documentation and record keeping; health informatics; health technologies; asepsis and sterile fields; wound assessment and management; safe administration, storage and disposal of medicines and intravenous (IV) fluids.

Textbook(s)

Fedoruk, M. & Hofmeyer, A. 2014, Becoming a Nurse: An Evidence-based Approach, 2nd Edition, Oxford University Press, Australia

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

Prerequisite(s)

Specific program
Program Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
IBNU NURS 1033 Being a Health Professional
IBNU NURS 1044 Professional Practice N

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Field Placement (Professional Placement Visit) 40 hours x -
Workshop (pre-brief) 8 hours x 1 day
Workshop (tutorial) 8 hours x 2 days
Workshop (HHHS) 8 hours x 2 days
online 6 weeks x -
EXTERNAL, CITY EAST, DISTANCE EDUCATION
Field Placement (Professional Placement Visit) 40 hours x -
Workshop (pre-brief) 8 hours x 1 day
Workshop (tutorial) 8 hours x 2 days
Workshop (HHHS) 8 hours x 2 days
online 6 weeks x -
INTERNAL, WHYALLA
Field Placement (Professional Placement Visit) 40 hours x -
Workshop (pre-brief) 8 hours x 1 day
Workshop (tutorial) 8 hours x 2 days
Workshop (HHHS) 8 hours x 2 days
online 6 weeks x -
INTERNAL, MT GAMBIER
Field Placement (Professional Placement Visit) 40 hours x -
Workshop (pre-brief) 8 hours x 1 day
Workshop (tutorial) 8 hours x 2 days
Workshop (HHHS) 8 hours x 2 days
online 6 weeks x -

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 examination 1500 words equivalent Pass/Fail -
e-portfolio 3000 words equivalent Pass/Fail -
EXTERNAL, CITY EAST, DISTANCE EDUCATION
Practical examination 1500 words equivalent Pass/Fail -
e-portfolio 3000 words equivalent Pass/Fail -
INTERNAL, WHYALLA
Practical examination 1500 words equivalent Pass/Fail -
e-portfolio 3000 words equivalent Pass/Fail -
INTERNAL, MT GAMBIER
Practical examination 1500 words equivalent Pass/Fail -
e-portfolio 3000 words equivalent Pass/Fail -

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

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1A)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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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
School of Nursing and Midwifery

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