Prudence and Professional Nursing

Course code NURS3184
Not available in 2015

Description

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.

Availability

Not currently available.

This Course was last offered in Semester 1 - 2014.

Learning Outcomes

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

Content

Module 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

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 B Nursing program. Pre-requisite - successful completion of all 2nd year requirements.

Assumed Knowledge

NURS2182 Prudence in Nursing Practice NURS2183 Prudence and Nursing Research

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Essays / Written Assignments

Report: Reports

Participation: Participation

Contact Hours

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 6 Weeks

Please note tutorials can be delivered face-to-face and online.