Foundations of Professional Practice 1B

Course code NURS1201Units 20Level 1000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Nursing and Midwifery

This course provides the theoretical foundations to the nursing care of adults and children across a range of clinical contexts. Scenarios based on infection, inflammation, degeneration and injury will provide a platform for the development of critical thinking related to assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care; as well as safe and effective medication practices. Research, relevant legal and ethical principles are integral to this course.

This course is a Compulsory Program Component and students must pass in order to progress in the Bachelor of Nursing program.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
OurimbahSemester 2
Port Macquarie Nth Coast InstSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesStudents who successfully complete this course will have demonstrated knowledge and skills integral to:
* Professional practice
* Critical thinking and analysis
* Provision and coordination of care
* Collaborative and therapeutic practice
ContentThis course comprises four modules. For learning outcomes please see current course outline.

Theme 1 - Professional Practice

Theme 2- Critical thinking and analysis

Theme 3- Provision and coordination of care

Theme 4 - Collaborative and therapeutic practice
Replacing Course(s)NURS1291 - Nursing Therapeutics and Health Breakdown (10 units)
NURS1292 - Nursing Therapeutics and Medications (10 units)
TransitionNURS1291 and NURS1292 will be offered online in 2011 and 2012 for part-time students and those who fail and need to repeat.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeSuccessful completion of NURS1101 - Foundations in Professional Practice 1A
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Examination: FormalFormal Examination
Quiz - Class6 in class quizzes - based on tutorial content
Quiz - On-lineEileen Poole Clinical Scenario 1
Quiz - On-lineNick Morris Clinical Scenario 2
Quiz - On-lineLaw and Ethics
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 4 hour(s) per Week for 8 weeks
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentEnrolment in Bachelor of Nursing. Successful completion of Foundations of Professional Practice 1A (NURS1101)
Compulsory Course ComponentTo be awarded a pass or higher grade in this course each student is required to
• Submit/attempt all assessment items
• Gain a total mark of 50% or higher for the course
• Gain a total mark of 50% or higher for the exam
(Students who do not achieve 50% or higher in the exam may be offered a second attempt if all other course requirements have been satisfied)
Compulsory Course Component? Mental Health First Aid Workshop
Evidence of 100% attendance is a requirement by Week 12. Students are responsible for uploading their evidence of attendance to the BB site. Failure to upload the completion certificate may result in final grade being withheld.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for NURS1201