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NS1770 - Transition to Nursing Studies

[Not offered in 2021]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

Transition to Nursing Studies will develop and explore a broad range of concepts and skills important for international students' successful transition into studies relating to nursing practice in Australia. The subject will introduce the vocabulary and relevant skills in managing time, reading and taking notes and fundamentals in academic research and integrity. It will develop students' skills in independent learning, cooperative learning techniques and working in groups. The subject will also begin to develop the students English language across the four domains of listening, reading, speaking and writing. Finally, students will be exposed to select nursing concepts such as infection control and select nursing psycho-motor skills in a simulated environment as an introduction to the role of the nurse and to allow students to apply subject knowledge in real world situations.

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop confidence and skills in speaking and pronunciation, reading, writing and listening;
  • Apply time management and planning skills in independent and group contexts;
  • Obtain and synthesise information from various sources using appropriate citation and referencing techniques;
  • Apply theory to a nursing practice context in a simulated environment;
  • Demonstrate essential academic skills for success in the higher education environment.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (30%) - Individual
  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (35%) - Group
  • Participation > Class participation - (%) - Individual
  • Written > Essay (including multi-draft) 1 - (25%) - Individual
  • Written > Reflection/reflective task 1 - (10%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Simulation activity - (%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Passing requirements: complete and submit all assessment items; participate in at least 80% of scheduled tutorial classes; participate in all scheduled clinical skills and workshop classes; achieve a satisfactory grade for the application of nursing skills assessment task; achieve a cumulative score of at least 50% after the application of any penalties such as late penalties.


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.