This unit of study provides students with an opportunity to focus on a clinical area of interest, consolidate prior learning, and develop their knowledge base and nursing practice expertise. Students will be able to choose from a number of clinical areas such as aged care, palliative care, mental health, perioperative, high acuity, and paediatrics. A person-centred approach within the Framework for Practice Thinking will be used to guide the teaching and learning strategies. Using patient based scenarios the essentials of care methodology will be explored. The unit will also address student's preparation for making the transition into the workforce by examining professional standards including codes of professional conduct and ethics, standards for registered nurses, enrolled nurses, midwives and nurse practitioners, professional boundaries, legal frameworks for practice and decision making frameworks.
13x2-hr lectures, 8x2-hr tutorials, 6x2-hr labs and clinical placements (120-hrs)
Student assessment (100%) conducted throughout the semester, as advised within the relevant unit of study outline
48 Year 1 credit points and 36 Year 2 credit points (including NURS2006 and NURS2007 and NURS2002 and NURS3007 and NURS3010)