NUR2499 Clinical B: Nursing Care in Context
Pre-requisite: (NUR2199 and NUR2100 and NUR1140 and NUR2099 and NUR2000) Must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Nursing
Recommended Prior Study: NSC2500
This course addresses, the work undertaken, the performance required and responsibilities borne in the safe practice of Registered Nurses. NUR2499, allows the student nurse to develop in relation to professional interactions with the health care team and with patients at a practice level. The aim is to develop skills introduced in prior lab/clinical courses (NUR2099 and NUR2199) and to apply scientific knowledge, psychosocial underpinnings and knowledge of patient care from theoretical courses. (NUR2100 is a pre-requisite). Students will be placed in a variety of settings with clients across the life span. Strategies that the nurse can use to give holistic, culturally appropriate and effective care are explored in clinical practice situations. Reflective practice is encouraged, using an inquiry-based framework. Students are expected to apply the knowledge and skills informed by previous and concurrent theoretical courses. This course builds on an understanding of professional ethics, safety/environmental responsibilities, and nursing care and is designed to incorporate theoretical learning courses covered in the first three semesters and concurrently with courses from the second semester of second year. This course allows the student to develop critical thinking and analysis in relation to evidence-based practice. It aims to allow practice in the conduct of comprehensive and systematic nursing assessment, as well as care planning and implementation of care at an introductory level. It includes provision for the student to practice the establishment, maintenance and conclusion of therapeutic relationships.