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NS1881 - Nursing Practice 1

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

This subject introduces students to the application of the principles of person centred care. Skills in assisting with activities of daily living to maintain patient independence are developed. The techniques of physical and mental health assessment are practiced in a simulated setting.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate techniques used to assess physical and mental health;
  • describe the precautions necessary to maintain a safe environment for the patient, the nurse and colleagues;
  • apply the Registered Nurse standards for practice in the provision of evidenced based nursing care in a simulated environment;
  • demonstrate proficiency in the performance of essential nursing skills;
  • outline the principles of person centred care and its application across the lifespan.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (60%) - Individual
  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (40%) - Group
  • Participation > Class participation - (%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Portfolio - (%) - Individual
  • Role-play and peer assessment of clinical skills in simulated environment and written reflection; must pass hurdle assessment - (%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Passing requirements: complete and submit all assessment items; participate in at least 80% of scheduled on-campus tutorial classes/online collaboration sessions; participate in all scheduled clinical skills classes; achieve a satisfactory grade for the portfolio and clinical skills assessment tasks; achieve a cumulative score of at least 50% after the application of any penalties such as late penalties. Exams may be scheduled outside regular university exam period, refer to NM Year Planner.


Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 10 hours lectures
  • 20 hours tutorials
  • 20 hours clinical Skills
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Mixed attendance, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Face to face teaching (As per Nursing and Midwifery Year Planner)
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 10 hours online lectures
  • 20 hours online collaboration sessions
  • 20 hours clinical Skills
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Internal (Pathway), Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 10 hours lectures
  • 20 hours tutorials
  • 20 hours clinical Skills
  • assessment and self-directed study
Restrictions: Enrolment in this offering is restricted.

Cairns, Mixed attendance, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Face to face teaching (As per Nursing and Midwifery Year Planner)
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 10 hours online lectures
  • 20 hours online collaboration sessions
  • 20 hours clinical Skills
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 10 hours lectures
  • 20 hours tutorials
  • 20 hours clinical Skills
  • assessment and self-directed study

Mackay, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 10 hours lectures
  • 20 hours tutorials
  • 20 hours clinical Skills
  • assessment and self-directed study

Mount Isa, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 10 hours lectures
  • 20 hours tutorials
  • 20 hours clinical Skills
  • assessment and self-directed study

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.