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NS5407 - Contemporary Issues in Nurse Education

Credit points: 3
Year: 2015
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

The subject will explore contemporary issues relevant to nurse education. Topics covered include the changing health environment, societal, health and technological advances coupled with political and economic influences on professional responsibilities and workforce requirements. Progress in teaching, learning and assessment strategies will be discussed in light of developing the nursing profession and its capacity to meet community needs. The role of the nurse educator will be explored as a means of professional development and career advancement.

Learning Outcomes

  • critically reflect upon the contextual issues that impact on nurse education;
  • examine contemporary teaching, learning and assessment issues for nurse education;
  • explore factors influencing the workplace experience and workplace learning;
  • discuss advancements in technology and their influence in nurse education;
  • evaluate nurse education as a career and strategies for professional development.


External, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2015
Coordinator: Dr Helena Harrison
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: essays (40%); assignments (50%); group discussion contributions (10%).

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.