Clinical Practice 2A


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.


Port Macquarie Nth Coast Inst

  • Semester 1 - 2016


  • Semester 1 - 2016


  • Semester 1 - 2016

Learning Outcomes

1. Professional Practice - 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

2. Critical thinking and analysis - practice within an evidence based framework - critically reflect on their own nursing practice and identify professional development needs

3. Provision and coordination of care - 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

4. Collaborative and therapeutic practice - 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 - user 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


This course addresses concepts in medical/surgical nursing and either health and illness in the older person or mental health professional practice, depending on students' enrolment pattern.

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.


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 *

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Clinical Reasoning Case Study *

Quiz: Chronic Wound Prevention and Management OR Mental Health in Acute Care *

Professional Task: Clinical Performance (Laboratory, 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. Students must complete the required clinical laboratory preparation as outlined in the Clinical Laboratory workbooks
  • 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. 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. Placement Requirements * Bachelor of Nursing - Clinical Placement Booklet see Blackboard>Clinical Information Site> Student Resources>Clinical Information Handbooks>Student Clinical Information * Clinical placements will be held as per the Clinical Placement Pattern located in Blackboard under the Clinical Information Site. Students can nominate a preferred location for their placement. More information about placements will be provided during lectures. * This is a placement course covered by the Student Placement Policy. Refer to for further information

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Quiz: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Quiz: 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 Labs and Clinical Placement). *Note: Students must retain hard copies of their clinical performance documentation as evidence of competence and produce these documents upon request. The due dates for these competencies are as per timetabled labs and clinical placements. Students must sign attendance sheets for every laboratory session as evidence of attendance.

Pre-Placement Requirements:

  • NSW Health Verification Requirements - Mandatory NSW Health Verification Requirements must be met. - Failure to complete Mandatory NSW Health Verification that results in cancellation of placement by NSW Health will result in a `criterion fail' and a grade of ZERO for the course. health-and-medicine/resources/for-students/student-placement-information

Contact Hours

Port Macquarie Nth Coast Inst, Ourimbah and Callaghan


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


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


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

Lectures can be delivered either face to face or online