NUR1140 Responsible Nursing Practice
Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in Program: BNUR
Students will be exposed to the key concepts surrounding the history and language of nursing, the evolving role of contemporary nursing in Australia, the legal and ethical implications of nursing practice, workplace health and safety, infection control, and the development of clinical decision making at a foundational level. This will be done using problem-based learning in the interactive and supportive environments. Simulated clinical environments will be used as the forum for students to practice physical assessment skills such as vital signs and urinalysis. The practical laboratory sessions will provide situated learning opportunities for the development of skills such as therapeutic communication, cultural safety, manual handling, and infection control while performing basic physical assessment and nursing interventions. These skills will be assessed in a clinical skills assessment at the end of semester. Students develop critical thinking skills by addressing and managing patient problems presented in the problem-based learning activities. The students will work as teams using evidence from nursing literature through self-directed study to develop nursing plans of care that relate to the problem presented. This problem-based learning process will be guided by the academic to ensure that course objectives are addressed. Patient case examples used will cover a variety of populations. Students will be required to participate in the labs, team work, self-directed learning, and critical thinking activities. Recorded lectures will be provided on-line to assist in gaining knowledge of health care concepts. The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council (ANMC) Competencies will be used to assess the integration of knowledge and skills at a foundation level in both the tutorials and laboratory components of the course.