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NUR2399 Developing Nursing Practice B

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 : Pass/Not Pass
Version produced : 22 May 2022

Requisites

Pre-requisite: NUR2204 and NUR2299

Overview

Undergraduate nursing students need to develop the ability to link theory to practice. This course relates to skills developed in the theory and simulation-based courses throughout both first and second year. As students enter the final year of the program, 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 be able to consolidate the clinical skills of a Registered Nurse in accordance with the NMBA standards across a range 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: further practice and development of key nursing skills including medication preparation and administration, therapeutic communication, assessment skills, collaborative practice with the interprofessional team, education of individuals and families, developing critical thinking skills, clinical reflection, and planning, prioritising and evaluating patient centred care. The clinical experience enables students to work alongside registered nurses to deliver nursing care, enabling 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.

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
Semester 3, 2022 On-campus Ipswich
Semester 3, 2022 On-campus Toowoomba
Date printed 22 May 2022