NURS 1001 Approaches to Professional Nursing Practice

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 401007

Coordinator Rebeka Carter Opens in new window

Description Approaches to Professional Nursing Practice explores the nature and professional context of nursing. The roles and functions of the nurse and their relationship to others are considered in terms of expected competence, responsibilities, accountabilities, and scope of practice. Students will gain an understanding of information enabled care, which is central to modern practice.

School Nursing & Midwifery

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 1 subject

Incompatible Subjects NURS 1002 - Becoming a Nurse NURS 1008 - Knowing Nursing

Restrictions Students must be enrolled in 4691 - Bachelor of Nursing or 4780 - Bachelor of Nursing - WSU Online.

Assumed Knowledge

Foundational knowledge of primary health care, professional communication and nursing skills.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Identify the principles of and processes for supporting evidence-based practice
  2. Describe the techniques to conduct literature searches from a wide range of sources to support safe and appropriate nursing care
  3. Explain professional responsibility and accountability when adhering to digital health legislation, policy, ethics, and professional conduct
  4. Describe the responsibilities of the registered nurse related to scope of practice, delegation, and the supervision framework
  5. Explain a lifelong learning approach for continuing professional development of self and others, including ongoing resilience and self-reflexivity in a professional context
  6. Explain the role of registered nurses to ensure accessibility, reliability, privacy, security, and timeliness of data within healthcare environments

Subject Content

1. The discipline of nursing
2. Perceptions of nursing
3. Nursing roles, functions and required competencies
4. Boundaries of practice
5. Ethical and legal nursing practice
6. Collaborative health care and nursing practice
7. Discuss the concept of the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards
8. Cultural competence related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
9. Transformational nursing practice

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Literature search 1,000 words 30 N Individual
Establishment of an electronic professional portfolio 1,000 words 30 N Individual
Final Exam - Online 1 hour 40 N Individual

Prescribed Texts

  • Savage P. (2015). Legal Issues for Nursing Students: Applied Principles (3rd ed.). Frenchs Forest, N.S.W: Pearson Australia.
  • Daly, J., Speedy, S., & Jackson, D. (2017). Contexts of Nursing: An Introduction (5th ed.). Chatswood, N.S.W: Elsevier Australia. http://ezproxy.uws.edu.au/login?url=https://www.clinicalkey.com.au/nursing/dura/browse/bookChapter/3-s2.0-C20150045737

Teaching Periods

2022 Trimester 1

Wsu Online

Online

Subject Contact Melanie Bingham Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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2022 Trimester 2

Wsu Online

Online

Subject Contact Melanie Bingham Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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2022 Semester 2

Campbelltown

Day

Subject Contact Rebeka Carter Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Hawkesbury

Day

Subject Contact Rebeka Carter Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Liverpool

Day

Subject Contact Rebeka Carter Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Parramatta - Victoria Rd

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Subject Contact Rebeka Carter Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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2022 Trimester 3

Wsu Online

Online

Subject Contact Melanie Bingham Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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