NURS 3039 Professional Experience Placement

Credit Points 20

Legacy Code 401452

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Description Professional Experience Placement is a capstone subject which provides students an opportunity to consolidate the development of the role and clinical skills of the registered nurse in preparation for transition to graduate practice. A simulated professional task will assist with the development of essential clinical communications and a professional experience placement to evaluate clinical skills development. The subject includes 240 hours of Professional Experience Placement.

School Nursing & Midwifery

Discipline General Nursing

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 20cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject

Equivalent Subjects NURS 3033 - Professional Practice Experience 6

Restrictions

Students must be enrolled in 4691 Bachelor of Nursing or 4780 Bachelor of Nursing – WSU Online or 4693 Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced) or 4692 Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry)

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate leadership in initiating and managing collaborative practices in nursing.
  2. Coordinate resources effectively and efficiently for planned actions.
  3. Seeks and responds to practice review and feedback.
  4. Complies with legislation, regulations, policies, guidelines and other standards or requirements relevant to the context of practice when making decisions.
  5. Practises in accordance with relevant policies, guidelines, standards, regulations, and legislation.

Subject Content

  1. Transition to graduate practice
  2. Working in multi-disciplinary teams
  3. Consolidate and review core practice skills
  4. Recognising and responding to variations in health status
  5. Risk assessment – falls, pressure injury, venous thromboembolism (VT)
  6. Prioritising Care - simulated patients
  7. PACE, MET, Clinical Review
  8. Complex IV Therapy
  9. Time management
  10. Clinical judgement
  11. Managing others/ leadership and delegation
  12. Accountability
  13. Nurse as educator
  14. Family focused care
  15. Principles of Work Health and Safety in practice

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

Essential equipment

Students must wear the School of Nursing and Midwifery clinical uniform, including correct fully enclosed ALL black shoes [that meet WHS requirements - Shoes must be low heeled, fully enclosed, non-slip soles (Reeboks, joggers, sandshoes, sneakers, gym shoes, sandals, slippers, ballet shoes, etc. are NOT acceptable.)] to all CPU classes and the clinical placement.
The uniform can be purchased from the retail store on campus.

Access to an internet enabled device is essential in order to be able to: access course materials; to participate in discussion groups; and to access additional resources provided by the lecturer during the session. See http://www.westernsydney.edu.au/currentstudents/current_students/services_and_facilities/uwsonline_student_support for further information.

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
Professional Task 10 minutes S/U Y Individual
Participation All teaching weeks S/U Y Individual
Professional Placement Performance 240 hours S/U Y Individual

Teaching Periods

WSU Online TRI-1

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Spring

Campbelltown

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Hawkesbury

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Liverpool

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Parramatta - Victoria Rd

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WSU Online TRI-3

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