NURS 3002 Being a Professional Nurse or Midwife

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 401021

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Description Being a Professional Nurse or Midwife explores the process of transition from student to a registered health care professional. Students analyse their role as a registered nurse or registered midwife, reflecting on accountability, responsibility, therapeutic and professional relationships, and their capability for practice. This unit will build capacity in students to meet their professional responsibilities as capable practitioners in nursing or midwifery and will have an opportunity to demonstrate job readiness skills in preparation for new graduate employment opportunities.

School Nursing & Midwifery

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject

Co-requisite(s) NURS 3039

Restrictions Students must be enrolled in 4691 Bachelor of Nursing, 4780 Bachelor of Nursing ? WSU Online or 4684 Bachelor of Midwifery programs

Assumed Knowledge

Professional communication, roles and responsibilities of the Registered Nurse and the Midwife, ethical and legal frameworks for practice, behavioural and social sciences, critical frameworks.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Demonstrate job readiness skills in preparation for graduate employment
  2. Promote the integral role of nursing or midwifery practice and the profession
  3. Critically analyse professional accountability for decisions, actions, behaviours, and responsibilities inherent in the role of nursing or midwifery
  4. Reflect on one�fs professional responsibilities adhering to digital health legislation, policy, ethics, and professional conduct
  5. Adopt a lifelong learning approach for continuing professional development of self and others with reference to resilience and self-reflexivity in a professional context

Subject Content

1. Transition to graduate practice - theoretical perspectives
- Novice to expert
- transition to graduate practice: stages and experiences
- The role of The profession in influencing better health outcomes for people, and partnering with other health professionals to optimise decision making that supports person-centred care
- participation in collaborative practice and Building professional relationships with health professionals within The scope of practice and personal and professional boundaries
National Nursing and Midwifery Digital Health Capability Framework
NMBA Joint Statement ? Cultural Safety for Nurses and Midwives leading the way for safer healthcare
National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards
Aged Care Quality Standards
Professional Development
Formal requirements for registration
Continuing professional development registration standards
Professional and industrial bodies
Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation
International Council of Nurses
Australian College of Nursing
NSW Nurses and Midwives Association
Numerous Specialty Colleges
Maintaining Currency
Accessing health informatics and health technology
Accessing, analysing and using the best available evidence
2. Leading and enhancing person and women-centred care
3. Emotional and spiritual intelligence
4. Reflection, self-assessment, feedback
5. Participation, delegation, advocacy and empowerment for health professionals in the health care sector

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
Interview 15 minutes 30 N Individual
Essay 1500 words 40 N Individual
Reflection 500 words 30 N Group

Prescribed Texts

  • Pairman, S., Tracy, S., Dahlen, H., & Dixon, L. (2019). Midwifery: Preparation for Practice (4th ed.). [2 book set]. Elsevier.

Teaching Periods

2022 Trimester 1

Wsu Online

Online

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2022 Trimester 2

Wsu Online

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2022 Semester 2

Campbelltown

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Hawkesbury

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Liverpool

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Parramatta - Victoria Rd

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2022 Trimester 3

Wsu Online

Online

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