NURS 2028 Professional Practice Experience 3

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 401008

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Description Professional Practice Experience 3 focuses on the development of the role and clinical skills of the registered nurse when assessing and caring for people across the lifespan who are experiencing acute but usually resolvable conditions. 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 160 hours of Professional Experience Placement.

School Nursing & Midwifery

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 2 subject

Pre-requisite(s) NURS 1021

Co-requisite(s) NURS 2037

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, roles and responsibilities of registered nurse and human biological and behavioural sciences.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Apply the principles of safe medication administration in clinical scenarios in a simulated and clinical learning environment
  2. Maintain accurate, comprehensive, and timely documentation of assessments and nursing care plans
  3. Communicate effectively within interprofessional teams in a clinical scenario
  4. Use a range of assessment techniques to systematically collect relevant and accurate information and data to inform practice
  5. Perform safe medication administration, with a focus of non-parenteral and parenteral medications, for people who are experiencing acute but usually resolvable conditions 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
- national health priorities case Histories: Arthritis and Musculoskeletal conditions, cancer control
- assessment, Admission procedures and The Nursing history
- recognising and Responding to variations in health status
- Perioperative care
- Numeracy ? medication calculations
- clinical Practicum
- Working in multi-disciplinary teams
- health informatics and health Technology ? Electronic charting
- health assessment care history related to An Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
- child experiencing A compound Fracture
- family focused care
Core Practice Skills
- Nursing Admission/history/discharge planning
- hand hygiene
- Apply National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards in the assessment and care of the person requiring perioperative care including: Preventing falls and harm from falls; Medication Safety; Preventing and managing pressure injuries; Preventing an
- variations in nutrition & elimination - ostomy care, enteral nutrition tubes, Urinary diversion, and catheterisation care
- assessment of Wound healing and Wound management: sutures, clips and drains
- Neurovascular observations: fractures
- pain assessment & management
- Administration of Schedule 4 & 8 medications
- fluid & electrolyte Balance, Intravenous fluids
- apply Standard precautions/infection-control/ manual handling and other WH&s measures to promote safety
Indicative Case History
- national health priority areas
- gastrointestinal ? Ca bowel
- Reproductive ? breast cancer, Prostate cancer
- Musculoskeletal ? fractures (focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)

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
Medication Calculation Test 30 minutes S/U Y Individual
Simulated professional task 30 minutes S/U Y Individual
Objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) 30 minutes S/U Y Individual
Mandatory 100% class attendance required in: Workshop and Clinical Practice Unit (CPU) practical All teaching weeks S/U N Individual
Professional Placement Performance - Professional Experience Placement 160 hours S/U Y 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

Wsu Online

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2022 Trimester 2

Wsu Online

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2022 Trimester 3

Wsu Online

Online

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