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NUR1399 Foundations of Nursing Practice

Units : 0.5
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Nursing and Midwifery
Student contribution band : Band 1
Grading basis : Pass/Not Pass
Version produced : 17 May 2022

Requisites

Pre-requisite: NUR1100 and NUR1102 and NSC1501 and Students must be enrolled in the following Program: BNSG
Co-requisite: NUR1398 and NUR1103
Enrolment is not permitted in NUR1399 if NUR1299 has been previously completed

Overview

NUR1399 Foundations of Nursing Practice is one of eight, first year, foundation courses in the Bachelor of Nursing Program.

For an undergraduate nursing student, the ability to link theory to practice is integral. This placement course relates to skills developed in the foundational nursing courses in first year. This course enables students to integrate theoretical knowledge into practice whilst caring for individuals across the lifespan. Students will be able to apply beginning clinical skills of a Registered Nurse in accordance with the NMBA standards across a range of clinical settings managing the health priorities of individual in a variety of clinical settings. To enhance employability there is a focus on developing beginning career relevant specific knowledge, skills, and attributes. The clinical placement experience will provide an opportunity to begin formation of the students nursing professional identity. Students will also start to identify industry contacts and possible career pathways.

The assessment in this course is competency-based. Students will achieve either a pass or fail for each assessment. Students need to pass all assessment items to successfully complete the course. These competency items form part of the USQ accreditation agreement with the accrediting organisation/s (where relevant).

The assessment in this course is competency-based. Students will achieve either a pass or fail for each assessment. Students need to pass all assessment items to successfully complete the course. These competency items form part of the USQ accreditation agreement with the Australian Nursing & Midwifery Council [ANMAC].

This placement course includes professional experience placement aimed at developing fundamental assessment and practice skills applicable to all settings and age groups. Nursing students will develop an understanding of the process of applying knowledge and expertise to a clinical situation to develop a solution. The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) standards for practice for the Registered Nurse, are used as a framework to guide students. Specific areas are in relation to person-centred care, patient safety, cultural and contextual competence, and developing practice.

Course offers

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