NUR1299 Foundations of Nursing Practice
|Short Description:||Foundations Nursing Practice|
|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 :||22 February 2019|
This course includes the theoretical and practical foundations of clinical practice and the nursing process in the clinical environment. Nursing students will develop an understanding of the process of applying knowledge and expertise to a clinical situation to develop a solution. This course includes clinical placement experience aimed at developing fundamental assessment and practice skills applicable to all settings and age groups. 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.
At a beginning level student nurses will develop effective clinical reasoning skills that enable the collection of data, an ability to solve problems, make decisions, and provide quality patient care. Students will explore the application of clinical reasoning process to fundamental patient assessments. Intensive clinical simulation and laboratory practice are used in this course to expand knowledge, skills, and confidence in medication calculation and administration, including parenteral routes, wound care; tube feeding; application of oxygen; and assessment and clinical reasoning skills.
This course contains a mandatory residential school for external students and mandatory on-campus laboratories for on-campus students.