This clinical unit in conjunction with NUR345 Transition to Practice 1 (theory unit) will consolidate and apply the knowledge and skills that students have acquired throughout the course and demonstrate competence in each of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) national competency standards for the Registered Nurse. Professional development concepts aimed at student transition into the practice environment will be introduced. Critical skills will be further developed by students through the process of critical thinking, clinical reasoning and critical reflection. The unit content will expand the ethico-legal aspects of nursing practice in conjunction with NUR345. In preparing for practice the unit will examine organisational structures within healthcare practice, communication, teamwork, risk management and multidisciplinary practice across the lifespan. In addition, perspectives of transition to professional practice will address the role of evidence for practice, scope of practice, role conflict, and role boundaries, reflection on practice, 'surviving nursing', the role of the nurse in health care, developing a professional portfolio and strategies to support lifelong learning.
This unit includes 4 week/160 hour full time placement in a variety of acute, sub-acute and community care settings, arranged by the Placement Office. The theory component of the unit requires students to engage with learning materials from week one via Learnline. A result of 100% attendance is required in the NUR343 Simulation Block (Hurdle Assessment).
NUR346 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 order to attend the Placement. 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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