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NS2215 - Specialist Nursing in Northern Australia

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

This clinical subject is one of a suite of three second year clinical electives, all of which focus on the consolidation of the repertoire of clinical skills learnt in the four previous clinical subjects, Clinical Nursing Practice 1-4. These skills need to be integrated into the provision of direct patient care, with a particular focus on reflection and observation by the student of those influences operating within the specific context of each of the elective subjects, as described below. This subject aims to provide nursing students with a broad introduction to the many different speciality areas of nursing practice in Northern Australia. Building on Clinical Nursing Practice 1-4 students have the opportunity to consolidate their nursing knowledge and skills while exploring the complexities and priorities of nursing care within a clinical speciality area in our local context. In addition to providing specific nursing assessment knowledge, this unit aims to provide theories and principles that assist students to plan for appropriate nursing care within complex working environments.

Learning Outcomes

  • Review and analyse the contextual factors and health issues that impact specialist nursing in Northern Australia;
  • Explain evidence-based models of care, including underlying theories used in specialist nursing practice in Northern Australia;
  • Describe the role of the registered nurse in the management of safe and effective nursing care in speciality areas and within multidisciplinary teams;
  • Identify uses of information and communication technologies in specialty areas in Northern Australia;
  • Communicate knowledge and information clearly and coherently to a range of audiences;
  • Critically reflect on clinical assessment knowledge and skills and their importance within speciality areas of nursing;
  • Plan, implement and evaluate nursing care within specialty areas of nursing in Northern Australia.
Prerequisites: NS1222 AND NS2022 AND NS2214ALLOW CONCURRENT ENROLMENT NS2214
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
NS2216 NS2217

Availabilities

Townsville, Limited, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Face to face teaching (5 day Residential Block Teaching)
Coordinator: Dr Helena Harrison
Lecturers: Dr Ylona Chun Tie, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 35 hours - Indicative only
  • 10 days professional experience
Assessment: online quiz (multiple choice questions) (15%); online quiz (multiple choice questions) (15%); group presentation, written abstract and group collaboration summary (20%); essay and reflection (50%).

Cairns, Limited, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Face to face teaching (5 day Residential Block Teaching)
Coordinator: Dr Helena Harrison
Lecturers: Dr Ylona Chun Tie, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 35 hours - Indicative only
  • 10 days professional experience
Assessment: online quiz (multiple choice questions) (15%); online quiz (multiple choice questions) (15%); group presentation, written abstract and group collaboration summary (20%); essay and reflection (50%).

Mackay, Limited, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Face to face teaching (5 day Residential Block Teaching)
Coordinator: Dr Helena Harrison
Lecturers: Dr Ylona Chun Tie, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 35 hours - Indicative only
  • 10 days professional experience
Assessment: online quiz (multiple choice questions) (15%); online quiz (multiple choice questions) (15%); group presentation, written abstract and group collaboration summary (20%); essay and reflection (50%).

Mount Isa, Limited, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Face to face teaching (5 day Residential Block Teaching)
Coordinator: Dr Helena Harrison
Lecturers: Dr Ylona Chun Tie, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 35 hours - Indicative only
  • 10 days professional experience
Assessment: online quiz (multiple choice questions) (15%); online quiz (multiple choice questions) (15%); group presentation, written abstract and group collaboration summary (20%); essay and reflection (50%).

Thursday Isl, Limited, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Face to face teaching (5 day Residential Block Teaching)
Coordinator: Dr Helena Harrison
Lecturers: Dr Ylona Chun Tie, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 35 hours - Indicative only
  • 10 days professional experience
Assessment: online quiz (multiple choice questions) (15%); online quiz (multiple choice questions) (15%); group presentation, written abstract and group collaboration summary (20%); essay and reflection (50%).

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.