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NUR3499 Clinical E: The Beginning Practitioner

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Sciences
School or Department : Nursing and Midwifery
Version produced : 8 March 2013

Requisites

Pre-requisite: (NUR2200 and NUR2400 and NUR2500 and NSC2500 and NUR2499 and Co-requisite: NUR3200) or (NUR2200 and NUR2400 and NUR2500 and NSC2500 and NUR2499 and NUR3200) and Students must be in the final semester of study and enrolled in Program BNUR

Synopsis

This clinical course allows for a final review and refinement of experiential skills and application of theoretical knowledge prior to entering the profession as a novice Registered Nurse. This course focuses on the performance required for safe and competent practice as a Registered Nurse. Students are placed in structured situations which will facilitate accomplishment of pre-determined clinical objectives to demonstrate competency in holistic, culturally appropriate and effective care to ensure transition as a novice Registered Nurse. This course builds on an understanding of professional ethics, safety/ environmental responsibilities, and direct patient care from prior or concurrent theoretical learning courses to develop critical thinking and analysis through evidence-based practice. This course facilitates practice in the establishment, maintenance and conclusion of therapeutic relationships, and the conduct of comprehensive and systematic nursing assessment, care planning and appropriate interventions. It enables students to further explore the quality improvement processes within healthcare. The student's performance is evaluated using a clinical tool which directly assesses the competencies set by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2011 On-campus Fraser Coast
Semester 1, 2011 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2011 On-campus Fraser Coast
Semester 2, 2011 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 3, 2011 On-campus Fraser Coast
Semester 3, 2011 On-campus Toowoomba