This unit provides students with the opportunity to deliver person-centred care within a professional practice environment to consolidate nursing care and management developed in Contemporary Nursing A and B and Contemporary Nursing and Mental Health A. Students will draw on theory and practice from simulation and nursing laboratories to apply clinical reasoning and critical thinking to undertake nursing care and management in a sub-acute or acute care clinical setting. Students are required to complete 160 hours of Professional Experience Placement (PEP).

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Undergraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
HNB2004

Prerequisites

HNB2001 - Contemporary Nursing A

HNB2003 - Contemporary Nursing B

HNB2002 - Contemporary Nursing and Mental Health A

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Exemplify timely therapeutic and professional communication and documentation to achieve safe nursing practice within the current student scope of practice and under the National Safety and Quality Health Standards and Patient Safety Competency Framework for Nursing;  
  2. Contextualise the legal requirements, code of conduct and code of ethics to relevant health care and treatment, and the roles and responsibilities of the registered nurse;  
  3. Adapt relevant knowledge and skills and utilise clinical reasoning and person-centred approach to health assessment and nursing management of individuals taking account of cultural concerns and people of diversity across the lifespan;  
  4. Articulate skills in the safe practice of medication management and quality use of medication; and  
  5. Apply reflection and responsiveness to feedback regarding performance and behaviour during PEP.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Practicum Summative Assessment Australian Nursing Standards Assessment Tool (ANSAT) Pass/Fail
Students must achieve a Satisfactory Standard in the summative assessment (a score of 3 across the assessable items) on the Australian Nursing Standards Assessment Tool (ANSAT) and complete 160 hours of professional practice in order to pass this unit.

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