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NS2216 - Rural and Remote Nursing

Credit points: 03
Year: 2015
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

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 is focussed on the challenges associated with the provision of nursing care in rural and remote communities. 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 specialty 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. The diversity of the role of the nurse as a multi-skilled clinician and the issues related to access to health services in an isolated geographical location will also be considered. In addition, conditions, diseases and trauma that are unique to rural and remote areas will be discussed with reflection on appropriate multidisciplinary management approaches that endeavour to take into account cultural, individual and community concerns.

Learning Outcomes

  • review and analyse the contextual factors and health issues that impact on rural and remote nursing in Australia;
  • explain evidence-bases models of care, including underlying theories used in clinical practice in rural and remote nursing in Australia;
  • identify uses of information and communication technologies in rural and remote areas in 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 rural and remote nursing;
  • plan, implement and evaluate nursing care within rural and remote areas of nursing in Australia.
Prerequisites: NS1222 AND NS2022 AND NS2214ALLOW CONCURRENT ENROLMENT NS2214
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
NS2215 NS2217

Availabilities

Townsville, Limited, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2015
Face to face teaching (5 day Residential Block)
Coordinator: Mrs Jane O'Shannessy
Lecturers: Ms Ylona Chun Tie, <Person not found>, Mrs Helena Harrison.
Contact hours:
  • 35 hours - Indicative only
  • 10 days professional experience
Assessment: assignments (50%); group presentation, written abstract and group collaboration summary (20%); online quiz (15%); online quiz (15%).

Cairns, Limited, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2015
Face to face teaching (5 day Residential Block)
Coordinator: Mrs Jane O'Shannessy
Contact hours:
  • 35 hours - Indicative only
  • 10 days professional experience
Assessment: assignments (50%); group presentation, written abstract and group collaboration summary (20%); online quiz (15%); online quiz (15%).

Mackay, Limited, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2015
Face to face teaching (5 day Residential Block)
Coordinator: Mrs Jane O'Shannessy
Lecturers: Ms Ylona Chun Tie, <Person not found>, Mrs Helena Harrison.
Contact hours:
  • 35 hours - Indicative only
  • 10 days professional experience
Assessment: assignments (50%); group presentation, written abstract and group collaboration summary (20%); online quiz (15%); online quiz (15%).

Mount Isa, Limited, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2015
Face to face teaching (5 day Residential Block)
Coordinator: Mrs Jane O'Shannessy
Lecturers: Ms Ylona Chun Tie, <Person not found>, Mrs Helena Harrison.
Contact hours:
  • 35 hours - Indicative only
  • 10 days professional experience
Assessment: assignments (50%); group presentation, written abstract and group collaboration summary (20%); online quiz (15%); online quiz (15%).

Thursday Isl, Limited, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2015
Face to face teaching (5 day Residential Block)
Coordinator: Mrs Jane O'Shannessy
Lecturers: Ms Ylona Chun Tie, <Person not found>, Mrs Helena Harrison.
Contact hours:
  • 35 hours - Indicative only
  • 10 days professional experience
Assessment: assignments (50%); group presentation, written abstract and group collaboration summary (20%); online quiz (15%); online quiz (15%).

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.