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NS1881 - Nursing Practice 1

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
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

  • end of semester exam (60%)
  • professional portfolio (%)
  • peer assessment of clinical skills (%)
  • group presentation (recorded) (40%).

Special Assessment Requirements

Examinations may be scheduled outside regular university examination period - refer to NM Year Planner. Students must complete and submit all items of assessment; 100% attendance at Clinical Lab sessions or the residential Clinical Lab block (for limited attendance students); achieve a satisfactory grade for the Professional Portfolio; achieve a cumulative score of 50% or more for the subject; the group presentation will include individual student assessment.


Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Workload expectations:

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

  • 10 hours lectures - 1 hour per week
  • 20 hours tutorials - Face-to-face/online tutorials
  • 20 hours workshops/Seminars - Clinical laboratory/ simulation sessions
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Mixed attendance, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Face to face teaching 20-May-2020 to 22-May-2020
Workload expectations:

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

  • 10 hours lectures - 1 hour per week
  • 20 hours tutorials - Face-to-face/online tutorials
  • 20 hours workshops/Seminars - Clinical laboratory/ simulation sessions
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Internal (Pathway), Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Workload expectations:

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

  • 10 hours lectures - 1 hour per week
  • 20 hours tutorials - Face-to-face/online tutorials
  • 20 hours workshops/Seminars - Clinical laboratory/ simulation sessions
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Mixed attendance, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Face to face teaching 13-May-2020 to 15-May-2020
Workload expectations:

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

  • 10 hours lectures - 1 hour per week
  • 20 hours tutorials - Face-to-face/online tutorials
  • 20 hours workshops/Seminars - Clinical laboratory/ simulation sessions
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Workload expectations:

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

  • 10 hours lectures - 1 hour per week
  • 20 hours tutorials - Face-to-face/online tutorials
  • 20 hours workshops/Seminars - Clinical laboratory/ simulation sessions
  • assessment and self-directed study

Mackay, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Workload expectations:

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

  • 10 hours lectures - 1 hour per week
  • 20 hours tutorials - Face-to-face/online tutorials
  • 20 hours workshops/Seminars - Clinical laboratory/ simulation sessions
  • assessment and self-directed study

Mount Isa, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Workload expectations:

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

  • 10 hours lectures - 1 hour per week
  • 20 hours tutorials - Face-to-face/online tutorials
  • 20 hours workshops/Seminars - Clinical laboratory/ simulation sessions
  • 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.