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NUR3398 Complex Care 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 : Graded
Version produced : 24 May 2022


Pre-requisite: NUR2203 and NUR2204 and NUR2299
Enrolment is not permitted in NUR3398 if NUR2000 and NUR3101 has been previously completed


Increasing patient acuity and escalating complexity of patient care means that Registered Nurses need to be accurately and efficiently skilled to undertake a comprehensive clinical assessment of deteriorating patients and respond safely and effectively to promote positive patient outcomes. In order to achieve this, Registered Nurses require knowledge of the theoretical and clinical concepts that inform reasoned, evidence-based decision making in practice and promote, safe, ethical, quality nursing care. This course builds on evidence-based practice approaches and develops critical thinking and decision-making skills to ensure optimal outcomes across the lifespan for patients with acute health care 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].

This course aims to provide students with the skills and knowledge to confidently and competently perform a comprehensive assessment of patient and safely perform increasingly complex nursing interventions. This course will enable students to make safe and effective clinical decisions and to understand and apply theories of clinical decision-making including the clinical reasoning model in clinical practice.

This course contains a mandatory residential school.

Course offers

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