|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 :||24 May 2022|
Pre-requisite: ((NUR1398 and NUR1399) or NUR1299) and NUR1203
Acute illness and episodic health concerns require complex and diverse interventions, in which registered nurses use critical thinking and clinical reasoning in the management of individuals to ensure optimal patient outcomes. Registered nurses play a pivotal role in the optimal use of medicines, through compliance with legislation, ensuring clinical appropriateness, and verification of prescribing intent and expected outcomes. Preparing undergraduate registered nurses for evidence-based practice to address national and regional health priorities is essential to developing knowledgeable, skilled safe, and ethical nursing professionals capable of working in dynamic interdisciplinary care contexts with people across the lifespan.
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].
In this course students apply theoretical understanding and evidence-based practice to manage individuals and situations within simulated environments. Students apply understanding of anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology and non-pharmacological treatment options, cultural safety, ethico-legal considerations, and person-centred care to nursing practice within simulated environments to ensure optimal patient outcomes. Critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills are developed through engagement with case studies and through application of understanding within simulated environments.
Students will develop their nursing skills in communication, teamwork, infection control, safety, medication management, and vital signs assessment, as well as develop skills and strategies for assessing, planning, managing, and evaluating individuals experiencing acute illness and episodic health concerns across the lifespan. This course will also engage students in applying knowledge to nursing practice of the predominant disorders which contribute to disability and death.
This course contains a mandatory residential school for external students and mandatory on-campus laboratories or practical classes for on-campus students and an Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council mandated medication calculations quiz.