NURS 1022 Becoming a Professional Nurse

Credit Points 10

Coordinator Suza Trajkovski Opens in new window

Description Becoming a Professional Nurse or Midwife facilitates a students understanding of becoming a health care professional. Students are introduced to cultural sensitivity, safety, and competence to facilitate appropriate intercultural communication within the context of contemporary healthcare. The role of the registered nurse or midwife is explored, with students gaining an understanding of accountability, responsibility, therapeutic and professional relationships, and their capability for practice.

School Nursing & Midwifery

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 1 subject

Equivalent Subjects NURS 1018 - Professional Communication NURS 1019 - Professional Communication in Nursing

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. Describe the role of a registered nurse or registered midwife and their professional responsibilities
  2. Identify communication strategies that are effective and respectful of a person�fs dignity, culture, values, beliefs, and rights
  3. Describe an understanding of one�fs own culture and how that influences and shapes one�fs worldview with reference to healthcare

Subject Content

- Language and literacy for professional and academic life
- Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia Registered Nurse Standards for Practice 2016
- Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia Code of Conduct 2018
- International Council of Nurses Code of Ethics 2012
- Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards (second edn) 2017
- Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care Clinical Care Standards
- Patient Safety Competency Framework for Nursing Students: Levett-Jones, T. Dwyer, T., Reid-Searl, K., Heaton, L., Flenady, T., Applegarth, J., Guinea, S., Andersen, P. (2017). Patient Safety Competency Framework (PSCF) for Nursing Students Sydney, NSW.
- Aged Care Quality Standards, Aged Care Royal Commission
- National Health Priority Areas including medicine safety (2019), NSW Health Strategic Priorities 2019-2020
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander content: CATSINaM Nursing and Midwifery Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Curriculum Framework 2017
- Digital Health National Nursing and Midwifery Digital Health Capability Framework 2020: Australian Digital Health Agency, 2020. National Nursing and Midwifery Digital Health Capability Framework. Australian Government: Sydney, NSW
- Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care National Safety and Quality Digital Mental Health (NSQDMH) Standards 2020, Mental Health National Framework for Mental Health Content Survey Summary Data and Results in Pre-registration Nursing Program 2018: Australian College of Mental Health Nurses (2018) National Framework for mental health content in pre-registration nursing programs 2018. ACMHN, Canberra, Principles of recovery oriented mental health practice
- Professional Nursing and Medical terminology
- Introduction to reading research literature
- Learning and the relationship to professional and academic life
- Learning styles such as Lifelong learning
- Reflection
- Critical thinking frameworks
- Emotional Intelligence
- Resilience
- Communication skills
- Effective nurse/patient interactions
- Holistic health assessment
- Introduction to cultural sensitivity, safety and competence
- Models for developing cultural competence and intercultural communication
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
- People from diverse communities
- Apply National Safety and Quality Health Service Standard; Clinical Handover
- Health informatics and health technology
- Clinical communication using ISBAR approach; I ? Introduction, S ? Situation, B ? Background, A ? Assessment, R ? Recommendation

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
Short Answer 250 words 30 N Individual
Presentation 10 minutes 30 N Group
Portfolio 500 words 40 N Individual

Teaching Periods

2022 Semester 1

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

Day

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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 2

Wsu Online

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 3

Wsu Online

Online

Subject Contact Suza Trajkovski 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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