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NUR1100 Introduction to Nursing Praxis

Short Description: Introduction to Nursing Praxis
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 : 060301 - General Nursing
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 25 April 2019

Requisites

Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in the following Program: BNSG

Other requisites

Students must have access to the internet for course preparation materials.
Students must have completed all placement requirements prior to placement in health facilities. See Handbook.

Synopsis

In this course, students are introduced to beginning theory and clinical skills. The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia standards for practice for the registered nurse are used as a framework to guide students in relation to person-centred care, patient safety, cultural and contextual competence, and developing practice. The knowledge developed in this course is scaffolded to NUR1299, NUR1202 and applied in a variety of practice settings across the program. Through theory and simulated learning students learn the basic principles of: infection control; holistic nursing assessment including vital signs; basic wound care; safe nursing care to support activities of daily living; and manual handling across the lifespan.

This course contains a mandatory residential school for external students and mandatory on-campus laboratories for on-campus students.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2019 External
Semester 1, 2019 On-campus Ipswich
Semester 1, 2019 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2019 External
Semester 2, 2019 On-campus Ipswich
Semester 2, 2019 On-campus Toowoomba