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NS5512 - Intensive Care Nursing 2

[Offered in even-numbered years]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Nursing, Midwifery & Nutrition

Students must be employed minimum 0.6FTE in an Intensive Care Unit for the duration of this subject

This subject will build on students previous learning in the subject Intensive Care Nursing I. Subject content increases in complexity and students will have the opportunity to apply theoretical and practical knowledge to patients with multifactorial complex health problems. Students will also be introduced to advanced practices such as: trauma management, advanced life support and advanced technological intervention.

Learning Outcomes

  • apply knowledge and skills to implement and evaluate contemporary intensive care nursing practice in relation to patient and family-centred care;
  • demonstrate critical assessment and advanced monitoring of intensive care patients within the context of a technological environment;
  • apply an advanced problem-solving approach to plan and implement individualised nursing care for critically ill patients.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • The ability to deploy critically evaluated information to practical ends;
  • The ability to find and access information using appropriate media and technologies;
  • The ability to evaluate that information;
  • The ability to select and organise information and to communicate it accurately, cogently, coherently, creatively and ethically;
  • The acquisition of coherent and disciplined sets of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics from at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning, and to learn independently in a self directed manner;
  • The ability to read complex and demanding texts accurately, critically and insightfully;
  • The ability to speak and write clearly, coherently and creatively;
  • The ability to work individually and independently;
  • The ability to use online technologies effectively and ethically.
Prerequisites: NS5511


Study Period 2, External
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturer: Dr Lea Budden.
Workload expectations:
  • 160 hours clinical placement
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); 160 hours clinical practice (pass/fail), clinical competencies (satisfactory/unsatisfactory) (%); assignments (40%).

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.