NS1911 - Foundational Nursing Studies and Practice
|Student Contribution Band:
||School of Nursing, Midwifery & Nutrition
NS1911 is only available to graduates of an approved tertiary science or health science
degree or students admitted to Bachelor of Nursing Science (Graduate) . Available
via Townsville campus only.
This subject is designed for students who have already achieved at least an undergraduate
science degree in an approved course. It will assist these students to gain the requisite
skills required for them to safely proceed directly into the second year of the nursing
degree. The skills and their underlying theory within this subject include basic material
such as therapeutic communication, universal precautions (hand washing, gloving) self-care
(no lifting practices), assisting with activities of daily living (feeding, bathing,
positioning, mobilising), basic assessment skills (vital sign assessment, physical
assessment, wound assessment) as well as other foundational nursing skills (medication
administration, aseptic technique, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, documentation, pre-operative
care and patient teaching).
- demonstrate an understanding of the theoretical concepts underpinning the various
foundational nursing skills;
- develop and apply the clinical skills needed for client/patient assessment and nursing
intervention in non-acute adult nursing care;
- demonstrate the various basic nursing skills to at least a first year nursing student
level during clinical practice;
- utilise evidence/research based information for nursing practice;
- apply skills of clinical decision making and reflective practice in caring for adults
in non-acute clinical settings.
- The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
- 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
- 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 generate, calculate, interpret and communicate numerical information
in ways appropriate to a given discipline or discourse;
- 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 work individually and independently;
- The ability to select and use appropriate tools and technologies;
- The ability to use online technologies effectively and ethically.
|NS1211 and NS1222
Study Period 3
|Census Date 03-Feb-2011
|Face to face teaching
(9am-5pm over four consecutive weeks Mon-Fri prior to Orientation Week)
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||Ms Marie Bodak.
- 2 hours lectures - Introductory lecture and clinical briefing prior to placement
- 15 hours tutorials - Problem-based tutorials.
- 25 hours practicals - Skills acquisition
- 70 hours clinical placement
||end of semester exam (50% - 60%); quizzes or tests (10% - 20%); non-graded pass of skills - either osce or mastery (20%); essays (20% - 40%).
|Special Assessment Requirements:
||An overall grade of Pass is required. Medical calculations test requires 100%. Satisfactory
completion of practical or placement component.
An enrolment quota applies to this offering.
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