Clinical for International Nurses

Course code NURS2230Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Nursing and Midwifery

This course provides international students who commence their Bachelor of Nursing program in the second year of this program with an orientation to the Australian health care context. It also enables these students to develop language skills specific to the healthcare settings, provides them with specific clinical skills required in the application of Occupational Health and Safety and Infection Control, and enhances academic skills for their ongoing study in the program.

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 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesCompletion of the learning activities for this course supported by appropriate use of self directed learning and literature should enable students to:
1. Demonstrate effective language and communication skills specific to clinical nursing in the Australian context;
2. Demonstrate essential knowledge, skills and techniques specific to the Australian clinical context;
3. Describe the structures and processes for the professional and legal regulation of nursing;
4. Be prepared to undertake subsequent clinical placements;
5. Develop skills in the use of specific IT platforms;
6. Use the library effectively;
7. Apply principles of academic integrity, honesty and respect for knowledge.
ContentIntroduction to the Australian health care system
Overview of Australian health law and ethics
Oral and written clinical communication
Occupational Health and Safety
Infection Control
Patient Assessment and History taking
Literature search
Medication calculation and administration
Safe patient movement
Responding to medical emergencies
Aggression minimisation
Introduction of academic integrity and information technology
Replacing Course(s)n/a
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeEnglish language skills equivalent to IELTS 7.0
Professional nursing qualification from a recognised overseas nursing authority.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsClinical
Self Directed Learning
Computer Lab
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsANMC Compentency Standards
Other: (please specify)Patient assessment (interview and nursing health history writing)
Other: (please specify)Full attendance and participation in the clinical laboratory and placement activities is required to achieve a pass or higher grade in this course.
Quiz - ClassMastery of Medication calculations is required to achieve a pass or higher in this course.
Contact HoursTutorial: for 15 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Computer Lab: for 4 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Laboratory: for 22 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Clinical: for 4 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentMust be an international student enrolled in the Bachelor of Nursing program
National Police Check
Working with Children and Young People Declaration
Patient Confidentiality Form
Current NSW Health Immunization record
Compulsory Course ComponentOHS-Criminal Record Check
Compulsory Course ComponentOHS-Prohibited Employment Declaration
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for NURS2230