NURS 7074 Nursing Practice 2

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 401461

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Description Nursing Practice 2 focuses on the development of the role and skills of the registered nurse when providing care for people experiencing an acute exacerbation of a chronic condition. A simulated professional task will assist with the development of essential clinical communications and simulated skills assessment and professional experience placement will support clinical skill development. The subject includes 160 hours of Professional Experience Placement.

School Nursing & Midwifery

Discipline General Nursing

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp

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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject

Pre-requisite(s) NURS 7073

Co-requisite(s) NURS 7068 AND
NURS 7066


Students must be enrolled in program 4785 - Master of Nursing Practice (Preregistration).

Assumed Knowledge

Primary health care, foundational knowledge of human biological sciences including human body
systems, immunity, wound healing, infection control, basic concepts in pharmacology and
pathophysiology and the relationship to nursing practice.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Incorporate the National Safety and Quality Health Services Standards to practice safe medication administration in complex clinical scenarios and their application in simulated and clinical learning environments.
  2. Evaluate nursing care plans by monitoring progress towards the expected goals, health outcomes and interdisciplinary interventions.
  3. Communicate and collaborate effectively with people, including members of the interdisciplinary health care team, to facilitate positive health outcomes.
  4. Utilise an evidence-based approach to assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of nursing care in a simulated and clinical learning environment.
  5. Competently perform safe medication administration, with a focus of non-parenteral and parenteral medications, for people experiencing an acute exacerbation of a chronic condition or illness 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

1. Preventing and Controlling Healthcare Associated Infections
2. Medication Safety
3. Patient Identification and Procedure Matching
4. Clinical Handover (include ISBAR communication tool)
5. Blood and Blood Products
6. Preventing and managing pressure injuries
7. Preventing falls and harm from falls
8. Assessment, admission procedures and the nursing history
9. Documentation - progress, incidents, escalation, patient safety checklist
10. Recognising and Responding to Variations in Health Status (A to G assessment)
11. Recognising abnormal pathology results
12. Nursing care and management
13. Working in multi-disciplinary teams
14. Clinical practicum
15. Accesses and analyses the best available evidence, that includes research findings, for safe, quality practice

Special Requirements

Legislative pre-requisites

Special Requirements Legislative Prerequisites

Student Compliance Information for all Health-Related Placements
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
Other non-health related requirements.
Student Compliance Resources are also available on the Placements Hub web page (NSW Students only)

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 Program materials; to participate in discussion groups; and to access additional resources provided by the lecturer during the session. See for further information.


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.

Type Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Professional Task 30 minutes S/U Y Individual
Professional Task 10 minutes S/U Y Individual
Practical Exam 25 minutes S/U Y Individual
Participation All teaching weeks S/U Y Individual
Professional Placement Performance 160 hours S/U Y Individual

Teaching Periods

Spring (2024)



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