Transition to Professional Practice A

Course code NURS3273Units 20Level 3000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Nursing and Midwifery

This course provides students with a sustained period of clinical practice to enable them to prepare effectively for professional practice. This preparation involves working alongside registered nurses and demonstrating increasing ability to provide care for a group of clients as an effective practitioner. An integral aspect of professional function is the ability to manage one's practice. Understanding the application of processes to achieve quality care is an integral aspect of professional practice.

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
ObjectivesCompleting the learning activities for this course will enable the student to:

1. Demonstrate the development of a body of knowledge in relation to complex health breakdown processes as they apply to individuals;
2. Demonstrate the ability to undertake patient assessment, develop a plan of care according to the results of patient assessment, formulate expected outcomes and evaluate the effectiveness of care;
3. Discuss the processes involved in health breakdown in situations encountered within the clinical placement;
4. Demonstrate personal practice management skills in the clinical context consistent with the performance of a new practitioner;
5. Apply an evidence based approach to the assessment and nursing care of clients experiencing illness;
6. Plan and implement nursing care for clients that reflects an understanding of the impact of health breakdown, including psychosocial dimensions of the illness experience on the client and significant others;
7. Reflect on personal professional practice and identify opportunities for ongoing development.
ContentClinical placement
Replacing Course(s)N/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeSatisfactory completion of all 1000 and 2000 level BN courses.
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Teaching MethodsClinical
Experience Based Learning
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)Clinical Case Study - demonstrating the ability to assess, plan, deliver and evaluate nursing care for a client with complex health breakdown.
Other: (please specify)Clinical Event Reflection - demonstrate links between clinical placement and theory contemporaneously.
Quiz - On-lineThe Deteriorating Patient - demonstrate knowledge base required to support assessment and management of deteriorating patient.
Contact HoursLecture: for 3 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Clinical: for 168 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentPrior successful completion of HUBS1401, NURS1171, NURS1181, HUBS1416, NURS1272, NURS1291, NURS1292, NURS2182, NURS2193, NURS2194, NURS2283, NURS2295, NURS2296 and at least one of the following courses – NURS3163, NURS3197 or NURS3198
National Police Check,
Working with Children and Young People Declaration,
Current NSW Health Immunization record,
Patient Confidentiality Form
Compulsory Course ComponentOHS-Criminal Record Check
Compulsory Course ComponentOHS-Prohibited Employment Declaration
Compulsory Program ComponentSatisfactory completion of all 1000 and 2000 level BN courses,and at least one of the following courses NURS3163, NURS3197 or NURS3198.
No unresolved unsatisfactory reports in previous clinical placements.

Immunisation record card that meets the NSW Department of Health Guidelines.
Signed confidentiality undertaking.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for NURS3273