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NUR1103 Context of Professional Nursing Practice

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Nursing and Midwifery
Student contribution band : Band 1
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 17 May 2022


Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in the following Program: BNSG
Enrolment is not permitted in NUR1103 if NUR1202 has been previously completed


This course is one of eight, first year, foundation courses in the Bachelor of Nursing Program. Registered nurses are required to have a basic knowledge of how nursing theories evolved over time to influence the profession today, to understand the foundations of the professional governances that guide practice, and their requirements to meet professional, legal, and ethical obligations in a dynamic health care system. This course will provide students with an introduction to professional practice. Professional practice ensures nurses develop a sense of identity, knowledge of nursing theories, the Australian health care system, the legal, ethical and safety frameworks governing health practice.

As per the BNSG Program Rules, students are required to attempt and submit all assessment items in a course. This program rule forms part of the USQ accreditation agreement with the Australian Nursing & Midwifery Council [ANMAC].

This course will introduce nursing theories and how they shape the nursing profession. It will acquaint students with how the law in Australia operates and impacts on the delivery of health care services, and the nursing governances that all nurses must follow including standards for practice, code of conduct, and the code of ethics. The student will be introduced to ethical principles and practices as they apply to self, intraprofessional, interprofessional, and person and family centred practice in a dynamic health care system.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 On-campus Ipswich
Semester 1, 2022 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 1, 2022 Online
Semester 2, 2022 On-campus Ipswich
Semester 2, 2022 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2022 Online
Date printed 17 May 2022