Clinical for International Nurses

Description

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.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

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.

Content

  • Introduction 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

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 is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Nursing program

Assumed Knowledge

English language skills equivalent to IELTS 7.0 Professional nursing qualification from a recognised overseas nursing authority.

Assessment Items

Quiz: Quiz - Class

Written Assignment: Essays / Written Assignments

Participation: Participation in Clinical Laboratory and Placement Activities

Interview: Patient Assessment

Compulsory Requirements

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

Pre-Placement Requirements:

  • NSW Health Verification Requirements - Students must complete NSW Health Department requirements for students to attend placements in NSW Health facilities.
  • Prohibited Employment Declaration - Declaration that student is not a prohibited person in terms of the Child Protection (Prohibited Employment) Act 1998.
  • Working with Children and Young Adults Check - A national criminal history check and review of findings of workplace misconduct, required for any child-related work.

Contact Hours

Clinical

Face to Face Off Campus 4 hour(s) per Term

Computer Lab

Face to Face On Campus 4 hour(s) per Term

Laboratory

Face to Face On Campus 22 hour(s) per Term

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 15 hour(s) per Term

Please note: Tutorials are available only in face to face mode.