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

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 1 subject

Co-requisite(s) NURS 1019 AND
BIOS 1010

Equivalent Subjects NURS 1016 - Nursing Health and Wellbeing

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

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. Identify the principles of Work Health and Safety (WH&S) in nursing practice.
  3. Document assessments and nursing care plans in accordance with relevant policies, guidelines, standards, regulations, and legislation requirements.
  4. Perform assessments that are holistic as well as culturally appropriate, and are respectful of a person�fs dignity, culture, values, beliefs, and rights, within a simulated learning environment.
  5. Recognise the role and skills of nursing in promoting, maintaining, and supporting a person�fs health across the lifespan.
  6. Practise in accordance with legislation, regulations, policies, guidelines and other relevant standards or requirements in nursing.

Subject Content

Major Content
- Principles of nursing frameworks
- National Health Priority Areas: Injury prevention and control
- Application of legal-ethical principles
- WH&S standard precautions
- Standard and transmission-based precautions
- Manual handling and transfers
- Working in multi-disciplinary teams
- Health assessment related to an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander family case history
Core Practice Skills
- Exhibit effective written and verbal communication
- ISBAR and clinical handover
- Perform holistic health assessment: gathering personal data including social, cultural, physical, emotional, spiritual and environmental factors
- Perform blood pressure, temperature, pulse, respiration, oxygen saturation, height, weight, urine analysis assessment and reporting
- Assess level of consciousness
- Skin assessment and maintaining skin integrity
- Use outcomes of holistic health assessment to support and maintain capacity to perform activities of daily living
- Assess and discuss the effects of obesity and frailty on health and relate to activities of daily living
- Assess oral health
- Promote comfort measures inclusive of bed making
- Hand hygiene
- Apply National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards; Preventing and Controlling Healthcare-Associated Infections, Comprehensive Care and Communicating for Safety
- Undertake documentation within legal frameworks
- Reflection on simulated skill practice
- Numeracy and Medication safety

Special Requirements

Legislative pre-requisites

Prior to enrolling in this subject, students must have submitted a Student Undertaking Form and undertake to apply for a National Police Check, which is required to be submitted before placement. Students must also hold a valid and current First Aid Certificate from a Registered Training Organisation. Refer to the Special Requirements website for more information.
Special Requirements

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
Quiz 30 minutes S/U Y Individual
Quiz 3 x MCQ 30 minutes each S/U Y Individual
Professional Task 20 minutes S/U Y Individual
Practical Exam 25 minutes S/U Y Individual
Mandatory 100% class attendance required in: Workshop and Clinical Practice Unit (CPU) practical All teaching weeks S/U Y Individual

WSU Online Trimester 1 Online

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
N Individual
N Individual
N Individual
N Individual

Teaching Periods

2022 Semester 1

Campbelltown

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Hawkesbury

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Liverpool

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Parramatta - Victoria Rd

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2022 Trimester 1

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2022 Trimester 2

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2022 Trimester 3

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