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NUR3397 Complex Care A

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 : 24 May 2022


Pre-requisite: NUR2203 and NUR2204 and NUR2299
Enrolment is not permitted in NUR3397 if NUR2000 and NUR3101 has been previously completed


Registered nurses require effective clinical reasoning, critical thinking, problem-solving abilities and competent clinical skills to work within dynamic interdisciplinary teams in the management of individuals experiencing complex acute health concerns to ensure optimal patient outcomes. This theory-based course, utilising clinical case studies, will enable students to advance their clinical reasoning, critical thinking and problem-solving skills to work within dynamic interdisciplinary care teams in the management of individuals experiencing complex acute health needs.

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 an inquiry-based framework will ensure that students can consolidate, apply and integrate previous learnings of anatomy and pathophysiology, health assessment, diagnostics, pharmacology and management of individuals with complex acute health conditions in high acuity health care settings. Students will examine complex conditions across the lifespan and will apply critical thinking, clinical reasoning and reflective practice skills to person centred, evidence-based nursing care. In this course students will integrate and apply principles of effective collaborative interprofessional communication, teamwork, as well as ethical and legal practice in decision making to integrate person-centred care that meets the requirements for beginning Registered Nurse practice.

This course includes a mandatory 2-day residential School.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 External
Semester 2, 2022 External
Date printed 24 May 2022