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NS1211 - Clinical Nursing Practice 1

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Nursing, Midwifery & Nutrition (pre 2015)

In this subject students explore the theoretical concepts of person, health, environment and caring as they relate to nursing. A primary focus of this subject is developing an awareness of the health status of the individual, the family and the community. In nursing skills laboratories, opportunities are provided to develop and consolidate foundational clinical skills used in assessment and intervention when caring for persons requiring assistance with activities of living.

Learning Outcomes

  • (1) To apply assessment tools for basic data collection when monitoring individual health status against parameters of "normal";
  • (2) To demonstrate an understanding of the principal concepts of health, environment and caring as they relate to nursing practice;
  • (3) To describe the influence of variables such as culture, lifestyle, values and beliefs on the health of the individual, the family and the community;
  • (4) To develop an awareness of the health needs of diverse groups within Australian society; (5) To develop the foundation clinical skills needed for the assessment of the health status of the individual, the family and the community; and;
  • (6) To outline the precautions necessary to maintain a safe environment for the patient, the nurse and colleagues.
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Combinations:
NS1911

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Ms Elspeth Hillman
Workload expectations:
  • 20 hours lectures
  • 40 hours workshops/Seminars
  • 4 hours fieldwork
  • 40 hours professional experience
Assessment: .

Townsville, Limited, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Face to face teaching (5 day residential)
Coordinator: Ms Elspeth Hillman
Workload expectations:
  • 40 hours - Residential block
  • 40 hours professional experience
Assessment: .

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Ms Elspeth Hillman
Workload expectations:
  • 20 hours lectures
  • 40 hours workshops/Seminars
  • 4 hours fieldwork
  • 40 hours professional experience
Assessment: .

Mackay, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Ms Elspeth Hillman
Workload expectations:
  • 20 hours lectures
  • 40 hours workshops/Seminars
  • 4 hours fieldwork
  • 40 hours professional experience
Assessment: .

Mount Isa, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Ms Elspeth Hillman
Workload expectations:
  • 20 hours lectures
  • 40 hours workshops/Seminars
  • 4 hours fieldwork
  • 40 hours professional experience
Assessment: .

Thursday Isl, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Ms Elspeth Hillman
Workload expectations:
  • 20 hours lectures
  • 40 hours workshops/Seminars
  • 4 hours fieldwork
  • 40 hours professional experience
Assessment: .

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.