|Short Description:||Introduction to Nursing Praxis|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Nursing and Midwifery|
|Student contribution band :||Band 1|
|ASCED code :||060301 - General Nursing|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||25 February 2021|
Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in the following Program: BNSG
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.
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.