|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 :||24 May 2022|
Pre-requisite: (NUR1398 or NUR1299) and NUR2102
For an undergraduate nursing student, the ability to link theory to practice is integral. This course relates to skills developed in the theory and simulation-based courses in first and beginning second year. This course enables students to integrate theoretical knowledge into practice whilst caring for individuals across the lifespan with acute and chronic illnesses/conditions. Students will 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 individuals and communities in a variety of clinical settings.
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].
In this placement course students are allocated to a clinical setting and undertake 160 hours of professional experience. The main themes of this course include therapeutic communication skills, assessment skills, collaborative practice with the interprofessional team, education of individuals and families, developing critical thinking skills, medication preparation and administration, clinical reflection, and planning and prioritising patient centred care. Working alongside registered nurses to deliver nursing care, this clinical practicum experience will enable students to apply their learning to professional nursing practice. To enhance employability there is a focus on the continued formation and maintenance of students' professional nursing identity. The placement experience builds industry-specific knowledge and know-how of acute and non-acute environments. It includes opportunities to build industry networks and consider career pathways.