This final capstone professional nursing practice unit prepares students for transition to practice. Students will be expected to apply theoretical principles, evidence-based knowledge and nursing practice skills, at an increased level of complexity and independence. This is a consolidation unit to integrate nursing theory and practice in preparation for employment as a Graduate Registered Nurse Division 1. Students in this unit are advised that restrictions apply to withdrawing online once enrolled, to meet the requirements of external placement providers.

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HMB4104 - Professional Studies 2

HNB3141 - Nursing and Complex Care

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Implement evidence based comprehensive and individualised quality nursing care.  
  2. Apply legal and ethical principles in delivery of nursing care.  
  3. Participate in reflective practice through documentation, discussion, and self-evaluation.  
  4. Exhibit effective communication skills in interactions with patients, significant others and health professionals.  
  5. Demonstrate the ability to adjust care and priorities in changing situations, and identify and manage the deteriorating patient.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Practicum Interim Professional Practice Performance Appraisal Pass/Fail
Practicum Final Professional Practice Performance Appraisal and Reflection Pass/Fail
Students must achieve the grade 'Pass' on their final Professional Practice Performance Appraisal and Reflection to pass this unit. Supplementary assessment is not available for the Professional Practice Performance Appraisal.

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