NURS 1020 Professional Practice Experience 1

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 401000

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Description Professional Practice Experience 1 focuses on the development of the role and clinical skills of the registered nurse when promoting, maintaining, and supporting a person's health and wellbeing across the lifespan. Students will be able to develop the foundational clinical skills in a simulated clinical environment to enable the further development of more complex skills in a health care setting.

School Nursing & Midwifery

Discipline General Nursing

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 1 subject

Co-requisite(s) NURS 1022 AND NURS 1023

Restrictions

Students must be enrolled in 4691 Bachelor of Nursing or 4780 Bachelor of Nursing - WSU Online. or 4693 Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced) 

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

1. Identify the principles of safe medication administration in nursing practice.
2. Document assessments and nursing care plans in accordance with relevant policies, guidelines, standards, regulations, and legislation requirements.
3. Perform assessments that are holistic as well as culturally appropriate, and are respectful of a person’s dignity, culture, values, beliefs, and rights, within a simulated learning environment.
4. Recognise the role and skills of nursing in promoting, maintaining, and supporting a person’s health across the lifespan.
5. Practise in accordance with legislation, regulations, policies, guidelines and other relevant standards or requirements in nursing.

Subject Content

1. Principles of nursing frameworks
2. Holistic Assessment and wellness across the lifespan
3. Activities of Daily Living (ADL)
4. National Health Priority Areas: Injury prevention and control
5. Application of legal-ethical principles
6. WH&S standard precautions
7. Protective isolation
8. Manual handling and transfers
9. Working in multi-disciplinary teams
10. NMBA decision-making framework (DMF) – nursing  
11. Principles of accessing best available evidence, for safe, quality practice

Special Requirements

Essential equipment

Access to an internet enabled device is essential in order to be able to: access course materials; to participate in discussion groups; and to access additional resources provided by the lecturer during the session. See http://www.westernsydney.edu.au/currentstudents/current_students/services_and_facilities/uwsonline_student_support

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.

Type Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Professional Task 30 minutes S/U Y Individual
Professional Task 20 minutes S/U Y Individual
Practical Exam 25 minutes S/U Y Individual
Participation All teaching weeks S/U Y Individual

Teaching Periods

Autumn (2022)

Campbelltown

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Hawkesbury

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Liverpool

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Parramatta - Victoria Rd

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WSU Online TRI-2 (2022)

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Quarter 3 (2022)

Parramatta - Victoria Rd

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WSU Online TRI-1 (2023)

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Autumn (2023)

Campbelltown

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Hawkesbury

On-site

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Liverpool

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Parramatta - Victoria Rd

On-site

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WSU Online TRI-2 (2023)

Wsu Online

Hybrid

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WSU Online TRI-3 (2023)

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