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NS2022 - Clinical Nursing Practice 3

[Not offered in 2020]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

Available only to level 2 nursing students.

In this subject students learn about patient responses to pathophysiological processes and how these may affect patients throughout their lifespan. Related nursing skills and professional development are addressed. Basic assessment skills introduced in Clinical Nursing Practice 1 and 2 are further developed. Problem-solving skills are emphasised so that students can appropriately, systematically and expeditiously assess a client's health status and assist the client to meet his/her functional health care needs. This is achieved through lectures, professional experience workshops and flexible modules and application of this knowledge in the clinical setting.

Learning Outcomes

  • develop assessment skills and institute nursing management to provide safe and effective nursing care to patients with specific dysfunction;
  • discuss the clinical aspects of treatment practices for the patient who is experiencing an alteration in functional health status;
  • integrate theoretical and practical knowledge into clinical practice;
  • utilise evidence based information for nursing practice;
  • acquire knowledge to assist in making sound clinical decisions;
  • describe the health needs of diverse groups within Australian society.

Subject Assessment

  • Invigilated > End of semester exam - (60%)
  • Professional experience placement (PEP) Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory - (%)
  • Medication Mastery (Pass/Fail) Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory - (%)
  • Assignments - (40%).

Special Assessment Requirements

Examinations may be scheduled outside regular university examination period - refer to NMN year planner for dates.

Prerequisites: BM1011 and BM1022 and NS1222 and NS1211 and (HS1005 OR NS1003) and HS1111 and (NS1012 OR NS1004) and NS1220

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.