This unit builds on the content of the Professional Nurse or Midwife unit and subsequent learning in midwifery and nursing units to further develop students as health professionals with a focus on transitioning from a student, to a graduate Registered Nurse and Registered Midwife role. The unit addresses professional issues in applying for graduate positions and registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA).
Contemporary professional issues will be extended to exploring alternate practice settings and models of care for Registered Nurses and Registered Midwives. Students will also identify characteristics of excellent leadership within clinical leadership, preceptorship and mentorship and contextualise to midwifery and nursing practice. Students will begin to organise their professional portfolio in preparation for course completion.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
The assessment tasks align with the learning outcomes and graduate capabilities. For the first assessment piece, students will select an alternate midwifery/nursing practice setting or model of care, to critique the practice experience for Registered Midwives and Registered Nurses working in this setting or model of care. Students will submit an initial plan and design for the development of their own Professional Practice Portfolio for the second assessment. For the third assessment, students will prepare for their graduate year application by submitting a cover letter and curriculum vitae and participate in a practice group interview
Required readings will be made available on VU Collaborate.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):