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.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
The assessment tasks link the learning outcomes and graduate capabilities. Each piece of assessment for the unit relates to students’ demonstrating the application of theoretical knowledge and skills as assessed on the ANSAT appraisal and is documented in the Practice Portfolio as the capstone task. Professional appraisals scaffold experiential learning by nursing facilitators providing formative and summative feedback and supported learning to achieve interim and final learning objectives as stated at the commencement of practice placement by each individual student. The Practice Portfolio, in tandem with the midwifery course requirements, will provide artefacts of becoming a nurse and a reflection on this process. All assessments are undertaken within the scheduled timing of the placement and as the very final nursing practice unit that the HBMA students undertake.
Required readings will be made available on VU Collaborate.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):