Not currently offered
Course code



10 units


3000 level

Course handbook


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.


Not currently offered.

This Course was last offered in Semester 1 - 2014.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able 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


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


This course is only available to students active in the B Nursing program with 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