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NUR3020 Professional Transitions

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 : Graded
Version produced : 22 May 2022


Pre-requisite: NUR2399 and NUR3300 and NUR3599


This capstone course integrates theoretical concepts of professional responsibility, ethico-legal decision making, leadership, employability and digital citizenship with real life case studies that address professional issues relating to local, national and global health priorities. In this course students will develop professional skills in critical reflection and decision making required to transition as a beginning Registered Nurse. Students extend knowledge from both first- and second-year courses to consolidate knowledge, skills and attributes required for safe, competent and professional practice as a beginning level Registered Nurse.

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].

The course content will utilise critical reflection and decision-making strategies to advance professional responsibility, ethico-legal decision making, and leadership concepts introduced in previous courses. Concepts include ethical decision making, leadership development, 'Code of Conduct', employability, and digital citizenship parameters for nurses in clinical practice underpinned by the competency standards for the registered nurse in practice. The transition process and professional identity formation is explored relative to scope of practice, global health priorities and the care and decision-making practices of the beginning registered nurse in health. Students will consolidate skills in critical thought and autonomous practice through leadership principles that guide decision making and registered nurse accountability in practice environments caring safely for individuals of all ages.

This course contains a highly recommended residential school for all students to attend.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 External
Semester 2, 2022 External
Date printed 22 May 2022