NURS 1021 Professional Practice Experience 2

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 401004

Coordinator Hind Elmir Opens in new window

Description Professional Practice Experience 2 focuses on the development of the role and clinical skills of the registered nurse when promoting, maintaining, and supporting person centred care. A simulated professional task will assist with the development of essential clinical communications and a professional experience placement to evaluate clinical skills development. The unit includes 80 hours of Professional Experience Placement.

School Nursing & Midwifery

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 1 subject

Pre-requisite(s) NURS 1020 Professional Practice Experience 1

Co-requisite(s) BIOS 1011

Equivalent Subjects NURS 1014 - Nursing and Health Breakdown

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

Assumed Knowledge

Prior knowledge would include the role and clinical skills of the registered nurse when promoting, maintaining, and supporting a person’s health and wellbeing across the lifespan, including foundational clinical skills for safe nursing practice.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Apply the principles of safe medication administration in clinical scenarios within a simulated and clinical learning environment.
  2. Accurately and timely document assessments and nursing care plans.
  3. Appraise principles and best practice of intraprofessional and interprofessional communication in nursing.
  4. Use assessment data and best available evidence to inform a person centred care plan across the lifespan.
  5. Perform safe medication administration, with a focus of non-parenteral medications, promoting, maintaining, and supporting person centred care in a simulated and clinical learning environment.
  6. Practise in accordance with legislation, regulations, policies, guidelines and other relevant standards or requirements in nursing.

Subject Content

Major Content
1- Normal health changes across the lifespan
2- National Health Priorities: Injury, prevention and control: Obesity
3- Assessment and the Nursing History
4- Case studies in low acuity/temporary health variations
5- Introduction to the care of the dying person and family
6- Numeracy - medication calculations
7- Working in multi-disciplinary teams
8- Health assessment related to an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander - obesity case history
9- Clinical Practicum
Core Practice Skills
10- Using the outcomes of data gathering (holistic health assessment) to support and maintain activities of living and ensure family focused care
11- Hand hygiene
12- Aseptic technique and simple wound management
13- Administration of medications within the legal frameworks
14- Performs accurate medication calculations
15- Introduction to nursing responsibilities and practices when providing end of life care for people and their families in home, aged care or hospital settings
16- Identifying the person at risk
(a) Falls assessment
(b) Pressure injury
(c) Venous thromboembolism
17- Introduction to Routine Diagnostic Procedur
18- 12 Lead ECG
19- Spirometry (Peak flows)
20- Blood Glucose Testing
21- Mini Mental Health Assessment
22- Drug and Alcohol Assessment
23- Apply National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards
(a) Preventing and Controlling Healthcare Associated Infections
(b) Medication Safety
(c) Preventing and managing pressure injuries
(d) Preventing falls and harm from falls

Special Requirements

Legislative pre-requisites

Special Requirements - NSW Health Legislative Prerequisites

Student Compliance Information for all Health-Related Placements

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, and a Working with Children Check Student Declaration. Use the link to the Special Requirements webpage below for more information.

To be eligible to enrol in this subject and complete any required health-related placements or experiences, students must meet Western Sydney University program requirements as well as any special, legislated, or policy-mandated requirements.

Western Program Requirements

Visit the Special Requirements webpage for details about your program.

Special Requirements

Mandatory NSW Health student placement policy requirements

To be able to undertake placement in any NSW Health facility you must be assessed as compliant with NSW Health student placement policy in the first year of your program, regardless of when you expect to go on your first placement. Access and read the NSW Student Compliance Information Booklet.

NSW Student Compliance Information Booklet

Please ensure that you

  1.  Find your existing National Police Check or apply for one
  2.  Gather documentary evidence of your vaccination history
  3.  Print and compete all relevant NSW Health forms relevant to the campus you are enrolled at or online enrolment requirements
  4.  Follow booklet instructions on how to have your compliance documents assessed by NSW health staff.

International students have additional requirements; the link to the booklet will inform you of these requirements.

School Requirements

Contact your School for further details regarding your School’s requirements, if any, such as

  • If you live outside of NSW or Australia and need to meet your state, territory or country’s compliance requirements
  • If you need to meet different state, territory or country compliance requirements.
  • NSW Working with Children Check (WWCC) or other state equivalent, valid for your entire program.
  • Current approved first aid certificate valid for your entire program - approved program providers can be found at the Government Training website
  • http://training.gov.au
  • Other non-health related requirements.

Student Compliance Resources are also available on the Placements Hub web page (NSW students only)

https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/learning_futures/home/placements_hub/placements_hub/student_compliance

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
Professional Task 20 minutes S/U Y Individual
Practical Exam 25 minutes S/U Y Individual
Participation classes All teaching weeks S/U N Individual
Professional Placement Performance - Professional Experience Placement 80 hours S/U Y Individual

Prescribed Texts

  • Hill R., Hall, H., & Glew,P.(2017). Fundamentals of Nursing and Midwifery: A person-centred approach to care. (3rd ed.). North Ryde, NSW: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/wsudt/detail.action?docID=4745565

Teaching Periods

2022 Trimester 1

Wsu Online

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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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