|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 :||23 May 2022|
Pre-requisite: NSC2500 and NUR2101 and NUR2102
This clinical skills-based course enables students to put theory of acute, chronic, and complex health conditions across the lifespan into practice in an authentic, simulated learning environment. Students will further develop their clinical, critical thinking, and clinical reasoning skills, preparing them to work as Registered Nurses in a dynamic, interdisciplinary health environment. This course addresses the professional body requirement for students to apply their medication management skills and theoretical knowledge in simulated scenarios.
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 will use an experiential learning framework to further develop their clinical skills in an authentic simulated environment. Students will apply their developing understanding of anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, interdisciplinary teamwork, cultural safety, and person-centred care to engage in simulated safe, ethical nursing practice. Students consolidate high level nursing skills in communication, infection control, teamwork, safety, medication management, vital signs assessment and situational management using a range of skills and strategies for assessing, planning, managing, and evaluating individuals experiencing acute exacerbations of chronic illness, acute illnesses, and those with complex health care needs.
This course contains a mandatory residential school for external students and mandatory on-campus laboratories or practical classes for on-campus students and an ANMAC mandated medication calculations quiz.