Course Coordinator:Penelope Harrison (email@example.com) School:School of Health - Nursing
UniSC Sunshine Coast
UniSC Moreton Bay
UniSC Fraser Coast
|Blended learning||Most of your course is on campus but you may be able to do some components of this course online.|
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teaching sessions and campuses where this course is usually offered.
Nursing practice is a caring discipline. You will be introduced to key nursing concepts that will prepare you to engage and practice in a variety of diverse healthcare settings. The concepts investigated in this course are underpinned by the NSQHS standards and professional and ethical codes and practices. You will develop foundational skills that include therapeutic communication and key practice skills and knowledge essential for safe and quality nursing practice.
|Learning materials – Online asynchronous learning and teaching materials.||1hr||Week 1||13 times|
|Tutorial/Workshop 1 – On campus tutorial.||2hrs||Week 1||8 times|
|Laboratory 1 – On campus nursing laboratory.||2hrs||Week 9||5 times|
Principles of therapeutic and multidisciplinary communication.
Communication and interviewing skills.
Introduction to law and ethical codes.
Professional and ethical practice.
Critical thinking and the nursing process.
Preparation for practice in the nursing laboratories.
Vital signs and hand hygiene.
Principles of infection control and patient hygiene and safety.
Principles of care – nutrition and elimination.
100 Level (Introductory)
|Course Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this course, you should be able to...||Graduate Qualities Mapping Completing these tasks successfully will contribute to you becoming...||Professional Standard Mapping * Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia|
|1||Understand the regulatory and professional codes, standards and guidelines of the NMBA and their application in nursing practice.||
Creative and critical thinker
1.4, 1.5, 6.5
|2||Understand and apply therapeutic communication skills used in nursing practice, and within the multidisciplinary team.||
Creative and critical thinker
1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 3.2, 3.6, 3.7
|3||Apply foundational knowledge of person - centred care planning and assessment in nursing practice, that is appropriate for the person’s identity, culture, and experiences.||
Creative and critical thinker
1.2, 1.3, 1.6, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 5.1, 6.1
|4||Implement beginning psychomotor skills and accurate documentation practices.||Knowledgeable||
1.6, 4, 4.1, 4.2, 6, 6.5, 6.6
|5||Apply principles and practices of academic writing and referencing.||
|Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia|
|1.1||The RN accesses, analyses, and uses the best available evidence, that includes research findings for safe quality practice|
|1.2||The RN develops practice through reflection on experiences, knowledge, actions, feelings and beliefs to identify how these shape practice|
|1.3||The RN 1.3 respects all cultures and experiences, which includes responding to the role of family and community that underpin the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people of other cultures|
|1.4||The RN complies with legislation, common law, policies, guidelines and other standards or requirements relevant to the context of practice when making decisions|
|1.5||The RN uses ethical frameworks when making decisions|
|1.6||The RN maintains accurate, comprehensive and timely documentation of assessments, planning, decision- making, actions and evaluations|
|2.1||The RN establishes, sustains and concludes relationships in a way that differentiates the boundaries between professional and personal relationships|
|2.2||The RN communicates effectively, and is respectful of a person’s dignity, culture, values, beliefs and rights|
|2.3||The RN recognises that people are the experts in the experience of their life|
|2.4||The RN provides support and directs people to resources to optimise health related decisions|
|2.5||The RN advocates on behalf of people in a manner that respects the person’s autonomy and legal capacity|
|2.6||The RN uses delegation, supervision, coordination, consultation and referrals in professional relationships to achieve improved health outcomes|
|2.7||The RN actively fosters a culture of safety and learning that includes engaging with health professionals and others, to share knowledge and practice that supports person-centred care|
|2.8||The RN participates in and/or leads collaborative practice|
|2.9||The RN reports notifiable conduct of health professionals, health workers and others.|
|3.1||The RN considers and responds in a timely manner to the health and well being of self and others in relation to the capability for practice|
|3.2||The RN provides the information and education required to enhance people’s control over health|
|3.5||The RN seeks and responds to practice review and feedback|
|3.6||The RN actively engages with the profession|
|3.7||The RN identifies and promotes the integral role of nursing practice and the profession in influencing better health outcomes for people|
|4||Standard 4: Comprehensively conducts assessments|
|4.1||The RN conducts assessments that are holistic as well as culturally appropriate|
|4.2||The RN uses a range of assessment techniques to systematically collect relevant and accurate information and data to inform practice|
|4.3||The RN works in partnership to determine factors that affect, or potentially affect, the health and well being of people and populations to determine priorities for action and/or for referral|
|5.1||The RN uses assessment data and best available evidence to develop a plan|
|6||Standard 6: Provides safe, appropriate and responsive quality nursing practice|
|6.1||The RN provides comprehensive safe, quality practice to achieve agreed goals and outcomes that are responsive to the nursing needs of people|
|6.5||The RN practises in accordance with relevant nursing and health guidelines, standards, regulations and legislation|
|6.6||The RN uses the appropriate processes to identify and report potential and actual risk related system issues and where practice may be below the expected standards|
Refer to the UniSC Glossary of terms for definitions of “pre-requisites, co-requisites and anti-requisites”.
Enrolled in Program SC017, SC391
Standard Grading (GRD)
|High Distinction (HD), Distinction (DN), Credit (CR), Pass (PS), Fail (FL).|
In the week 4 tutorial you will develop a draft of your Task 1 assessment. You will receive in-class tutor feedback on your draft.
|Delivery mode||Task No.||Assessment Product||Individual or Group||Weighting %||What is the duration / length?||When should I submit?||Where should I submit it?|
|Week 3||In Class|
|Week 6||Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check|
|All||2a||Practical / Laboratory Skills||Individual||5%||
|Week 10||Online Submission|
|All||2b||Practical / Laboratory Skills||Individual||20%||
Practical assessment and 100 words.
|Week 13||In Class|
|All||3||Examination - Centrally Scheduled||Individual||45%||
|Exam Period||Online Test (Quiz)|
|All - Assessment Task 1a:Formative role play|
You will develop and practice interpersonal communication in a specific role play activity in the week 3 tutorial. You will receive peer feedback that will allow to plan for Task 1b.
Engagement in a role play, the details of which will be provided to you.
|All - Assessment Task 1b:Essay|
In the week 3 and 4 tutorial you will be given the opportunity to plan your essay in which you will reflect on your interpersonal communication skills used to build therapeutic relationships.
A 1000-word essay which will incorporate a self-reflection and the use of relevant literature. You will use the current APA referencing style.
|All - Assessment Task 2a:Practical skills|
You will demonstrate mastery of a clinical skill.
|Product:||Practical / Laboratory Skills|
In an nursing laboratory class you will be required to make a video based on clinical skill.
|All - Assessment Task 2b:Scenario based peer assessment and reflection.|
You will demonstrate knowledge of nursing practice, peer appraisal and self-reflection.
|Product:||Practical / Laboratory Skills|
In Week 13 nursing laboratory class you will be required to complete a peer reviewed clinical practice. This task will introduce you to the beginning practices of applying documentation and assessment practices and giving and receiving peer-based feedback.
|All - Assessment Task 3:Examination|
The goal of this task is for you to demonstrate the importance of regulatory and professional obligations of the Registered nurse and identify, relate and implement foundational nursing knowledge including interpersonal and interdisciplinary communication skills, assessment and planning used in nursing practice.
|Product:||Examination - Centrally Scheduled|
A 12-unit course will have total of 150 learning hours which will include directed study hours (including online if required), self-directed learning and completion of assessable tasks. Student workload is calculated at 12.5 learning hours per one unit.
Please note: Course information, including specific information of recommended readings, learning activities, resources, weekly readings, etc. are available on the course Canvas site– Please log in as soon as possible.
Please note that you need to have regular access to the resource(s) listed below. Resources may be required or recommended.
|Required||AUDREY & FRANDSEN BERMAN (GERALYN & SNYDER, SHIRLEE ET AL.),Geralyn Frandsen,Shirlee Snyder,Tracy Levett-Jones,Adam Burston,Trudy Dwyer,Majella Hales,Nichole Harvey,Lorna Moxham,Tanya Langtree,Kerry Reid-Searl,Flora Rolf,David Stanley||2020||Kozier and Erb's Fundamentals of Nursing, Volumes 1-3||5th Australian edition||n/a|
|Required||Berman, Snyder, Levett-Jones, Burton, Harvey||2020||Skills in Clinical Nursing||2nd||Pearson|
|Recommended||USC||2022||NUR111 Practice Foundations Workbook||n/a||USC|
Prior to commencing the nursing laboratory based classes in Week 9 you will be required to complete the Nursing Laboratory Induction Quiz which will be available on Canvas. If the laboratory session has any formal assessment item(s) associated with it, these must be completed even if you have an acceptable reason for non-attendance of that class. It is the student’s responsibility to access the available resources on CANVAS to meet the learning objectives. Failure to satisfactorily complete the tutorial/laboratory work and any associated assessment items may severely impede your chances of meeting the learning outcomes of this course. You are required to wear fully enclosed shoes and uniform during all nursing laboratory classes. All nursing laboratory classes must be attended.
Academic integrity is the ethical standard of university participation. It ensures that students graduate as a result of proving they are competent in their discipline. This is integral in maintaining the value of academic qualifications. Each industry has expectations and standards of the skills and knowledge within that discipline and these are reflected in assessment.
Academic integrity means that you do not engage in any activity that is considered to be academic fraud; including plagiarism, collusion or outsourcing any part of any assessment item to any other person. You are expected to be honest and ethical by completing all work yourself and indicating in your work which ideas and information were developed by you and which were taken from others. You cannot provide your assessment work to others. You are also expected to provide evidence of wide and critical reading, usually by using appropriate academic references.
In order to minimise incidents of academic fraud, this course may require that some of its assessment tasks, when submitted to Canvas, are electronically checked through Turnitin. This software allows for text comparisons to be made between your submitted assessment item and all other work to which Turnitin has access.
Eligibility for Supplementary Assessment Your eligibility for supplementary assessment in a course is dependent of the following conditions applying: The final mark is in the percentage range 47% to 49.4% The course is graded using the Standard Grading scale You have not failed an assessment task in the course due to academic misconduct
Late submission of assessment tasks will be penalised at the following maximum rate: - 5% (of the assessment task’s identified value) per day for the first two days from the date identified as the due date for the assessment task - 10% (of the assessment task’s identified value) for the third day - 20% (of the assessment task’s identified value) for the fourth day and subsequent days up to and including seven days from the date identified as the due date for the assessment task - A result of zero is awarded for an assessment task submitted seven days from the date identified as the due date for the assessment task. Weekdays and weekends are included in the calculation of days late. To request an extension, you must contact your Course Coordinator and supply the required documentation to negotiate an outcome.
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