Clinical Practice 3A

Course code NURS3102Units 10Level 3000Faculty 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 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
OurimbahSemester 1
Port Macquarie Nth Coast InstSemester 1
Previously offered in 2015, 2013
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
ContentModule 1 - Professional Practice
Students who successfully complete this course will have demonstrated that they:
* practice in accordance with legal, professional and ethical nursing frameworks
* practice in a way that acknowledges the dignity, values, beliefs and rights of individuals/groups
* practice in a culturally safe manner through the sensitive and supportive identification of cultural issues

Module 2 - Critical thinking and analysis
Students who successfully complete this course will have demonstrated that they:
* practice within an evidence based framework
* undertake self-evaluation of nursing practice
* critically reflect on their own nursing practice and identify professional development needs
* seek additional knowledge and /or information when presented with unfamiliar situations.

Module 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 client deterioration rapidly and appropriately
* communicate changes in the individual's condition accurately and succinctly with other members of the health care team

Module 4 - Collaborative and therapeutic practice
Students who successfully complete this course will have demonstrated 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
* 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
* demonstrate sensitivity, awareness and respect for cultural identify and spiritual needs
* 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.
Replacing Course(s)Not Applicable
TransitionNot Applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNot Applicable
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsClinical
Lecture
Laboratory
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Group/tutorial participation and contributionReading journal and email discussion group - formative assessment
LabratoryCOMPULSORY 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 may be given the opportunity for a makeup laboratory if an adverse circumstances form is submitted and approved by the course coordinator.
Other: (please specify)Professional portfolio (including evidence of attendance, satisfactory clinical performance, mastery of core competencies and case study reflection on practice)
Other: (please specify)COMPULSORY COURSE COMPONENT

Students 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
* Complete the required clinical laboratory preparation as outlined in the Clinical Laboratory Workbook
* Complete the total number of laboratory hours and demonstrate satisfactory performance
* Complete the satisfactory number of clinical placement hours and provide evidence of attendance
* Provide evidence of satisfactory performance (Clinical Summary forms).
* Gain a combined score of 50% or higher from all graded assessment items
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 provides evidence of skills achievement. Failure to attend or to demonstrate satisfactory performance will result in a FF grade for this course.

A student whose performance is either unsafe or unprofessional will be given an 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 satisfactory placement attendance is a requirement. Satisfactory clinical performance and mastery of core skills must be achieved for a pass or higher grade within this course. The course coordinator will file the attendance records with the CAR.
Contact HoursLaboratory: for 28 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Self Directed Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 6 weeks
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Clinical: for 40 hour(s) per Week for 4 weeks
Laboratory: for 6 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentEnrolment in the Bachelor of Nursing program.
Prior successful completion of NURS2101, NURS2102, NURS2103, NURS2201, NURS2202, NURS2203 & Concurrent enrolment or previous successful completion of NURS3101
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
A minimum of 800 clinical placement hours (only hours in courses awarded a passing or higher grade will be considered).
Compulsory Course ComponentCOMPULSORY COURSE COMPONENT
Students must pass this component in order to pass this course.

To be awarded a pass or higher grade in this course each student is required to:
* Submit all assessment items
* Complete the required clinical laboratory preparation as outlined in the Clinical Laboratory Workbook
* Complete the total number of laboratory hours and demonstrate satisfactory performance
* Complete the satisfactory number of clinical placement hours and provide evidence of attendance
* Provide evidence of satisfactory performance (Clinical Summary forms).
* Gain a combined score of 50% or higher from all graded assessment items
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for NURS3102