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ANP5003 Emergency Nursing in Isolated Practice

Semester 2, 2019 Online
Short Description: Emerg Nursng in Isolated Pract
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Nursing and Midwifery
Student contribution band : National Priority - Nursing
ASCED code : 060399 - Nursing not classified
Grading basis : Graded


Examiner: Kamal Singh


Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BHEH or GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or MNSG or PDEV or GDNG

Other requisites

The applicant must be a Division 1 Registered Nurse


This course aims to prepare registered nurses with advanced practice nursing knowledge and analytical skills to manage emergent presentations in isolated practice contexts.


This course specifically focuses on emergency nursing care of adults and children in isolated practice contexts. Within this context, advanced nursing skills are essential to ensure optimum outcomes for the client. These skills ensure that appropriate assessment, triage, intervention and referral for continuity of care occur in the absence of support services. This course is designed to embed advanced nursing practice knowledge to promote critical thinking and decision making for autonomous and accountable practice, within such isolated contexts.


On successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  1. Identify, and critically analyse the use of evidence based professional practice guidelines for emergency care presentations in isolated settings;
  2. Use multiple approaches to critical decision making necessary to ensure best practice in emergency presentations;
  3. Develop and apply knowledge of context specific emergency nursing skills to enhance patient outcomes;
  4. Articulate and apply concepts of advanced pain management and pharmacology in an isolated emergency context;
  5. Demonstrate competence in and appropriate use of language and literacy, including spelling, grammar, punctuation and bibliographic referencing.


Description Weighting(%)
1. Advanced Health Assessment & Triage Fundamentals 40.00
2. Specific emergency care & unique populations 30.00
3. Pain management & Pharmacology in isolated contexts 30.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (

Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (

Curtis, K. Ramsden, C. Lord, B 2015, Emergency and Trauma Care for nurses and paramedics, 2nd edn, Mosby, Elsevier, Sydney.
The latest edition of the Queensland Health & Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia (Qld) Primary clinical care manual, available from: <>.

Reference materials

Reference materials are materials that, if accessed by students, may improve their knowledge and understanding of the material in the course and enrich their learning experience.
It is recommended that students have access to recent emergency information in relation to assessment, triage and care of emergency situations.

Student workload expectations

Activity Hours
Assessments 30.00
Directed Study 30.00
Online Tutorials 15.00
Private Study 80.00

Assessment details

Description Marks out of Wtg (%) Due Date Notes
Assignment 50 50 09 Sep 2019
Online Quiz 40 40 14 Oct 2019
Skills Report 20 10 24 Oct 2019

Important assessment information

  1. Attendance requirements:
    There are no on-campus attendance requirements for this course. It is the student's responsibility to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximize their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.

  2. Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
    To satisfactorily complete an individual assessment item a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks for that item.

  3. Penalties for late submission of required work:
    Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure (point 4.2.4)

  4. Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
    To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must achieve at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course.

  5. Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
    The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the weighted aggregate of the marks obtained for each of the summative assessment items in the course.

  6. Examination information:
    There is no examination.

  7. Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
    There will be no Supplementary/deferred examinations in this course.

  8. University Student Policies:
    Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at

Assessment notes

  1. The due date for an assignment is the date by which a student must submit the assignment electronically. The onus is on the student to provide proof of the submission date, if requested by the Examiner.

  2. The examiner may grant an extension of the due date of an assignment in extenuating circumstances.

  3. Students who have undertaken all of the required assessments in a course but who have failed to meet some of the specified objectives of a course within the normally prescribed time may be awarded the temporary grade: IDM (Incomplete Deferred Makeup). An IDM grade will only be awarded when, in the opinion of the Examiner, a student will be able to achieve the remaining objectives of the course after a period of non-directed personal study.

  4. Students who, for medical, family/personal, or employment-related reasons, are unable to complete an assessment at the scheduled time may apply to defer an assessment in a course. Such a request must be accompanied by appropriate supporting documentation. The following temporary grade may be awarded: IDM (Incomplete Deferred Makeup)

  5. APA is the referencing system required in this course. Students may use either in their assignments to format details of the information sources they have cited in their work. The APA style to be used is defined by the USQ Library's referencing guide.

Evaluation and benchmarking

Student evaluations will be compiled to evaluate the student experience, relevance of the course content and the effectiveness of course delivery. Clinical milieu data will be extrapolated to maintain Clinical contractual arrangements with appropriate and supportive clinical agencies. It is expected that all students undertaking this course will complete the online student evaluation