This is the third unit in the series of clinical practice units that provide the student with the opportunity to consolidate knowledge, skills and attributes required for safe, competent practice in the health workplace as a beginning level registered nurse. This unit requires the development of particular psychomotor skills which are critical to progress in the course and also allows for review of previous acquired skills. It will also provide nurses with effective clinical reasoning skills, to promote recognition and management of the deteriorating patient, the use of escalation systems and effective communication to ensure a positive impact on patient outcomes across the lifespan and differing cultures.
NUR343 has 1 week (5 days) (hurdle assessment) intensive clinical simulated practice at an approved CDU venue to prepare students for 160 hours clinical placement in an acute care setting and an 80 hour clinical placement in a mental health setting. The theory component of the unit requires students to engage with learning materials from week one. A 100% result is required on the medication calculation test prior to SB. Students enrolled in BNRSG must also successfully complete NUR251 before attempting this unit.
Students must meet all pre-clinical requirements and nominate for a SB and placement to be eligible for this unit. Announcements about nominations will be made via the CDU website and to students' CDU email addresses.
This unit is only available in Internal mode due to the requirement for clinical teaching and/or placement attendance. Students undertaking the course externally must enrol internally in this unit in order to attend the SB and/or Placement regardless of location. This does not alter a student's course study mode preference.
Please visit www.cdu.edu.au/health/undergraduate-nursing for more information.
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