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NUR3020 Transition to Professional Practice

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Nursing and Midwifery


Pre-requisite: NUR1099 and NUR2199 and NUR1140 and NUR1200 and NUR2000 and NUR2200 and NUR2100 and NUR2800 and NSC2500 and [NUR3200 Co-requsite or prior] and Students must be enrolled in the BNUR Program

Other requisites

Recommended prior study NUR2499 and NUR3599 and NSC2500.

A student must receive a passing grade in this course; it is not available for a conceded pass.

Students must be enrolled in their final or second final semester of study in the BNUR program.


This course will draw upon knowledge from both first and second year courses and introduce professional development concepts aimed at student transition into the practice environment. As such students are required to consider, value and interpret practice through exploration of how knowledge is used to inform professional practice issues, problems and incidents. Critical skills will be developed by students through the process of critical reflection. As such, concepts covered during the semester will be analysed through a critical reflective framework which will be applied to practice and professional development situations. The course content will expand the ethico-legal aspects of nursing practice introduced in previous courses. Concepts include ethical decision making, 'Code of Conduct' and the legal parameters for nurses in clinical practice. In addition, perspectives of transition to professional practice will be discussed and analysed. Concepts include, work expectations, critical review of the role of evidence for practice, Scope of Practice, role conflict, and role boundaries, reflection on practice, "caring for self", the role of the nurse in health care, developing a professional portfolio and strategies to support lifelong learning.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2015 External
Semester 2, 2015 External
Semester 3, 2015 External