Clinical Practice 1B

Course code NURS1202Units 10Level 1000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Nursing and Midwifery

This course provides the clinical foundations to the care of adults and children across a range of contexts.

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, skills and understanding integral to:
* Professional practice
* Critical thinking and analysis
* Provision and coordination of care
* Collaborative and therapeutic practice
ContentThis course comprises four modules. Each has a defined set of learning outcomes as listed below:

Module 1 - Professional Practice
Students who successfully complete this course will demonstrate that they:
* practice in accordance with legal, professional and ethical nursing frameworks
* perform nursing interventions in accordance with recognised standards of practice

Module 2 - Critical thinking and analysis
Students who successfully complete this course will demonstrate that they:
* practice within an evidence based framework

Module 3 - Provision and coordination of care
Students who successfully complete this course will demonstrate that they:
* use the clinical reasoning cycle as a structured approach to client care
* use a range of techniques, including observation, interview, physical assessment, mental status examination and collection of a client history to conduct a comprehensive nursing assessment and to plan care

Module 4 - Collaborative and therapeutic practice
Students who successfully complete this course will demonstrate that they:
* establish therapeutic relationships while maintaining professional boundaries
* apply a quality use of medicines framework to ensure the safe administration of medications
* establish positive and collaborative working relationships with colleagues
* use verbal and electronic communication skills effectively
* use ergonomic principles to prevent injury and promote client comfort
* adhere to occupational health and safety legislation
Replacing Course(s)Not Applicable
TransitionNot Applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNURS1101
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsClinical
Lecture
Laboratory
Self Directed Learning
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Laboratory ExercisesCOMPULSORY COURSE COMPONENT
To be eligible to attend clinical placement 100% attendance and satisfactory performance is required in Clinical Laboratories. Attendance is essential preparation for clinical practice and provides relevant clinical skills and medication related knowledge.
Students will only given the opportunity for a makeup laboratory if an adverse circumstances form is submitted and approved by the course coordinator.

Evidence of 100% attendance at clinical labs is a requirement of this course. (Discretion may be applied by the course coordinator where 8 hours or less of clinical lab hours is not completed).

Failure to attend clinical lab may result in either cancellation or postponement of clinical placement.
Other: (please specify)Clinical portfolio (including mastery of core skills, clinical case study and reflection on practice)
Other: (please specify)Clinical laboratory preparation and reflection on simulation activity.
Other: (please specify)COMPULSORY COURSE COMPONENT
To pass this course a total of 50% or higher must be gained
Practicum/PlacementCOMPULSORY COURSE COMPONENT:
Students must pass this component in order to pass the course

Clinical placement attendance provides opportunities for the development of clinical assessment and medication related skills. Satisfactory performance including mastery of core skills must be achieved for a pass or higher in this course. Failure to attend or to demonstrate satisfactory performance will result in a FF grade for this course.

Students assessed with unsatisfactory performance from clinical placement will be referred to the Clinical Committee who will advise if remediation and a makeup placement is to be offered.

Evidence of 100% clinical placement attendance is a requirement. (Discretion may be applied by the course coordinator where 8 hours or less of clinical placement hours is not completed).
Quiz - TutorialCOMPULSORY COURSE COMPONENT
Medication Calculation quiz - 100% mastery is required.
Medication calculations skills are essential for safe clinical practice.
Students will be provided with two opportunities to demonstrate mastery (inclusive of original and 1 attempt). Failure to achieve mastery will result in a FF grade for this course.
TutorialFormative assessment -
* tutorial preparation
* tutorial participation
Contact HoursClinical: for 32 hour(s) per Week for 3 weeks
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 8 weeks
Self Directed Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Laboratory: for 28 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentEnrolment in Bachelor of Nursing program - 11725
Compulsory Program ComponentNational Police Check
Commission for Children and Young People Student Declaration (Working with Children)
Current NSW Health Immunization record
NSW Health Code of Conduct Agreement
Patient Confidentiality Form (School of Nursing)
Academic Integrity Module
Compulsory Course ComponentStudents must pass this component in order to pass the course.
To be awarded a pass or higher grade in this course each student is required to:
• Submit all assessment items; and
• Gain an aggregate of 50% or higher for all assessment items
• Achieve 100% in the medication calculation quiz
• Complete the required clinical laboratory preparation as outlined in the Clinical Laboratory Workbooks
• Complete the total number of laboratory hours and demonstrate satisfactory performance
• Complete the 100% of clinical placement hours and provide evidence of attendance (Discretion may be applied by the course coordinator where 8 hours or less are not completed).
• Provide evidence of satisfactory performance (Clinical Summary forms)
• Achieve mastery of the core skills as listed in the course outline
Compulsory Course ComponentSuccessful completion of Foundations of Professional Practice 1A (NURS1101),
Concurrent enrolment or previous successful completion of Foundations of Professional Practice 1B (NURS1201)
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for NURS1202