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NS2214 - Clinical Nursing Practice 4

[Not offered in 2020]

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

In this subject students will build on knowledge gained in Clinical Nursing Practice 3. They will continue to learn about pathophysiological processes which may affect patients throughout their lifespan. Related medical-surgical nursing skills and professional development will be addressed. Problem-solving skills are emphasised so that students can appropriately, systematically and expeditiously assess a client's functional health status and assist the client to meet his/her functional health care needs. This will be achieved through lectures and professional experience workshops (PEWS) and application of this knowledge in the clinical setting.

Learning Outcomes

  • (1) develop assessment skills and institute nursing management to provide safe and effective nursing care to patients with specific dysfunction (2) identify various methods of managing nursing care (e.g. team, task and total patient care);
  • (3) discuss the clinical aspects of treatment practices for the patient who is experiencing an alteration in functional health status (4) integrate theoretical and practical knowledge into clinical practice;
  • (5) utilise evidence based information for nursing practice (6) continue to develop an awareness of the health needs of diverse groups within Australian society;
  • (9) plan quality patients care using clinical reasoning skills (10) demonstrate competent nursing skill in assisting clients towards meeting their health care needs;
  • (11) apply effective interpersonal skills when interacting with clients, educators, colleagues and other personnel (12) acquire knowledge which will assist in making sound clinical decisions;
  • (7) integrate professional knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary to meet the specified NMBA competencies (8) demonstrate methods that can be used to provide a safe environment for client, colleagues and other health care providers.

Subject Assessment

  • Invigilated > End of semester exam - (60%)
  • Medication Mastery (Pass/Fail); Objective Structured Clinical Examination [OSCE] (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory) - (%)
  • Assignment - (20%)
  • Assignment - (20%)
  • Professional Experience Placement [PEP] (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory) - (%).

Special Assessment Requirements

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

Prerequisites: BM1011 AND BM1022 AND NS1222 AND NS1211 AND HS1111 AND (NS1012 OR NS1004) AND NS1220 AND (HS1005 OR NS1003) AND NS2022

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.