Prudence & Professional Nursing

Course code NURS3184Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Nursing and Midwifery

Designed to prepare students for the transition to professional practice. Skills to implement the role of educator are developed. The concept of quality in health care and some of the processes used to promote quality in health care are explored.

This course is a Compulsory Program Component and students must pass in order to progress in the Bachelor of Nursing program

Not available in 2015

Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesCompleting the learning activities for this course should enable the student to:
1. Participate with confidence in the application process for nursing graduates;
2. Identify philosophical underpinnings of quality improvement in health;
3. Understand the process of clinical governance;
4. Work as a member of a team to undertake quality improvement processes in nursing practice and health care;
5. Describe the role of the nurse as educator for clients and colleagues;
6. Apply principles of adult education to develop educational abilities for clients and colleagues;
7. Distinguish between various educational strategies and their application and relevance to different
clinical settings.
8. Develop and apply skills to enable effective mentoring of colleagues and/or students
ContentModule 1
Written application for a new graduate or registered nurse position:
- Developing a resume
- Addressing selection criteria
- Writing a targeted cover letter

Interviewing for a new graduate or registered nurse position
- Developing job interview skills
- Preparing for interview

Maintenance of professional portfolio
- Role of professional portfolio in modern day practice

Module 2
Quality processes in health care
- Clinical governance
- Incident management processes including audit

Module 3
Principles of adult education
- Mentorship
- Education for clients and colleagues
Replacing Course(s)N/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNURS2182 Prudence in Nursing Practice
NURS2183 Prudence and Nursing Research
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsEmail Discussion Group
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsWritten job application - 30%
Other: (please specify)Participation - 25%
ReportsClinical Governance Report - 45%
Contact HoursTutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 6 weeks
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Compulsory Course ComponentOHS-Criminal Record Check
Compulsory Course ComponentOHS-Prohibited Employment Declaration