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NS1911 - Foundational Nursing Studies and Practice

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

NS1911 is available only to students admitted to Bachelor of Nursing Science (Graduate Entry) [100508]. Available via Townsville campus only.

This subject is designed for students who have already achieved at least an undergraduate science degree in an approved course. The Bachelor of Nursing Science (Graduate Entry) is designed for the graduate of an approved health or biomedical sciences degree. The course is a 51 unit course over a 2 year period. The student MUST undertake the preparatory subject NS1911 prior to undertaking nursing practice subjects. NS1911 will assist these students to gain the requisite skills required for them to safely proceed directly into the second year of the nursing degree. The skill and their underlying theory within this subject includes basic material such as therapeutic communication, universal precautions (hand washing, gloving), self care (no lifting practices), assisting with activities of daily living (feeding, bathing, positioning, mobilising), basic assessment skills (vital sign assessment, physical assessment, wound assessment) as well as other foundational nursing skills (medication administration, aseptic technique, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, documentation, pre-operative care and patient teaching).

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate an understanding of the theoretical concepts underpinning the various foundational nursing skills;
  • develop and apply the clinical skills needed for client/patient assessment and nursing intervention in non-acute adult nursing care;
  • demonstrate the various basic nursing skills to at least a first year nursing student level during clinical practice;
  • utilise evidence/research based information for nursing practice;
  • apply skills of clinical decision making and reflective practice in caring for adults in non-acute clinical settings.
NS1211 and NS1222


Townsville, Block, Study Period 3
Census Date 06-Feb-2014
Face to face teaching (2 week block)
Coordinator: Miss Tanya Langtree, Mr Peter Hartin
Workload expectations:
  • 80 hours - Residential teaching block
  • 80 hours professional experience
Assessment: .
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

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.