Clinical Practice 2A

Description

This course provides the clinical foundations to the care of adults and children across a range of contexts. This includes a two week medical surgical placement and a two week mental health or aged care placement.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Port Macquarie Nth Coast Inst

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Ourimbah

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrated knowledge, skills and understanding integral to professional practice

2. Demonstrated knowledge, skills and understanding integral to critical thinking and analysis

3. Demonstrated knowledge, skills and understanding integral to provision and coordination of care

4. Demonstrated knowledge, skills and understanding integral to collaborative and therapeutic practice

Content

This course addresses concepts in medical surgical and either health and illness in the older person or mental health professional practice.

Theme 1 - Professional Practice
Students who successfully complete this course will have demonstrated that they:

  • practice in accordance with legal, professional and ethical nursing frameworks
  • perform nursing interventions in accordance with recognised standards of practice
  • practice in a culturally safe manner through the sensitive and supportive identification of cultural issues

Theme 2 - Critical thinking and analysis
Students who successfully complete this course will have demonstrated that they:

  • practice within an evidence based framework
  • critically reflect on their own nursing practice and identify professional development needs

Theme 3 - Provision and coordination of care
Students who successfully complete this course will have demonstrated that they:

  • use the clinical reasoning cycle as a structured approach to client care
  • use an evidence-based assessment framework to collect data about the physical, socio-cultural and mental health of individuals
  • provide comprehensive, safe, effective and evidence based nursing care to achieve identified health outcomes and goals
  • respond to patient deterioration rapidly and appropriately

Theme 4 - Collaborative and therapeutic practice
Students who successfully complete this course will have demonstrated that they:

  • are committed to person-centred care
  • establish therapeutic relationships while maintaining professional boundaries
  • communicate in a written form that is comprehensive, logical, clear and concise, with accurate spelling and only acceptable abbreviations used
  • use verbal and electronic communication skills effectively
  • use relevant principles to ensure the safe administration of medications
  • use ergonomic principles to prevent injury and promote client comfort
  • adhere to occupational health and safety legislation.

Review of Progress

This course is a compulsory program requirement for students in the following program(s):

In addition to meeting the University's overall requirements for academic progression, students enrolled in these program(s) must satisfactorily complete this course in order to progress in their program.

Requisites

This course only available to students enrolled in B Nursing program Pre-requisite - successful completion of NURS1201 NURS1202 HUBS1406 HUBS1416 Pre or Co-requisite - successful completion or concurrent enrolment in NURS2101 NURS2103 and NURS2203

Assessment Items

Quiz: Online Quiz / patient safety *

Written Assignment: Clinical Portfolio A: (Medical/Surgical) Clinical reasoning and fluid status *

Written Assignment: Mental health narrative and reflection OR Older person narrative and reflection (campus dependant) *

Professional Task: Clinical Performance (Core Skills and Clinical Summary Sheets) *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

General Course Requirements:

  • Laboratory: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions. - 100 percent attendance and satisfactory performance is required in Clinical Laboratories. Attendance is essential preparation for clinical practice and provides relevant clinical skills and knowledge. Students may be given the opportunity for a makeup laboratory if an adverse circumstances form is submitted and approved by the course coordinator. Failure to attend 100 percent of clinical labs will result in either cancellation or delay in clinical placement.
  • Clinical: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions. - Students must complete the satisfactory number of clinical placement hours and provide evidence of attendance. Evidence of satisfactory placement attendance is a requirement. If any clinical placement hours are missed students must submit an adverse circumstances form and if approved by the course coordinator make-up placement time will be allocated.
  • Laboratory: Induction Requirement - Students must attend and pass the induction requirements before attending these sessions. - Students must complete the required clinical laboratory preparation as outlined in the Clinical Laboratory Workbooks.

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Quiz: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Written Assignment: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Written Assignment: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Professional Task: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course. - Students must provide evidence of satisfactory performance (Clinical Summary forms).

Pre-Placement Requirements:

  • NSW Health Verification Requirements - Students must complete NSW Health Department requirements for students to attend placements in NSW Health facilities.

Contact Hours

Clinical

Face to Face Off Campus 40 hour(s) per Week for 4 Weeks

Clinical will be 2 Weeks Medical Surgical and 2 Weeks Mental Health Professional Practice or 2 Weeks Health and Illness in the Older Person 160 hours - 40 hours per week for 4 weeks

Laboratory

Face to Face On Campus 32 hour(s) per Term

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Term

Lectures can be delivered either face to face or online