JCU Australia logo

Subject Search

NS5802 - Cardiac Nursing 2

[Offered in odd-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 a Coronary Care Unit for the duration of this subject

This subject will build on the students previous learning in the subject Ns5801. Subject content increases in complexity and students will have the opportunity to apply theoretical and practical nursing knowledge to patients with complex cardiac conditions. Students will also be introduced to advanced practices such as the management of patients following cardiac surgery, or requiring advanced technological intervention.

Learning Outcomes

  • apply advanced knowledge and skills to implement and evaluate contemporary cardiac nursing practice in relation to patient and family-centred care;
  • apply an advanced problem-solving approach to plan and implement individualised nursing care for patients with a complex cardiac condition;
  • demonstrate assessment and advanced monitoring of patients with cardiac problems, within the context of a technological environment.

Graduate Qualities

  • 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 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 communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • The ability to work with people of different gender, age, ethnicity, culture, religion and political persuasion;
  • The ability to select and use appropriate tools and technologies.
Prerequisites: NS5801

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.