Course Title: Professional Experience Practice 5

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Professional Experience Practice 5

Credit Points: 12.00


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

NURS1153

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

150H Health Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Summer2014,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Summer2015,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016

NURS1153

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

173H School of Health and Biomed

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017

NURS1990

Hamilton Campus

Undergraduate

150H Health Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012

NURS2141

Sale Campus

Undergraduate

150H Health Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

NURS1153

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

173H School of Health and Biomed

Workplace

UGRDFlex17 (ZZZZ)

Course Coordinator: Lauren Parkinson

Course Coordinator Phone: +(61 3) 99257449

Course Coordinator Email: lauren parkinson@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

System Enforced Pre-requisites (Enforced by SAMS)

 

You are required to be enrolled in (or have successfully completed ) the following courses as co-requisites for this course

  • NURS1131 Complex Nursing Care

Contact your course coordinator if you think you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning. For further information go to: www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit/he

Work Integrated Learning:

Students enrolled in this course will be required to undertake placement as part of the assessment of the course.  A number of requirements must be met by students to ensure eligibility for placement.  Further details on each of these are available in Part B of the Course Guide and on MyRMIT.

  • National Police check
  • Working with Children Check
  • Immunisation Declaration Form

 

There is no flexibility with these requirements.  It is your responsibility to ensure THESE REQUIREMENTS ARE COMPLETED.  Any student who has not provided this information will not be able to attend placement and will receive a fail grade for the placement course.

 


Course Description

 

This course is identified by RMIT University as a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/or community is integral to your experience.

You will undertake a supervised professional placement in a prearranged clinical setting for a prescribed period of time. You will work with a registered nurse in the multidisciplinary healthcare team to continue to apply your acute care and/or mental health nursing skills in the patient care setting. You will safely and competently provide nursing care under the direct supervision of a registered nurse for your assigned patients over the designated period of time. Specific learning outcomes will be achieved over the period of your WIL experience. At all times you will undertake nursing care under the supervision of a registered nurse and function within your scope of practice as an undergraduate nurse.

Attendance at the designated facility for the entire 160 hours is a mandatory requirement. Successful completion of this course cannot be achieved until you have met this requirement. If you are deemed unsafe at any time during the WIL experience, or function beyond your scope of practice, you may be removed from the health care setting and receive a fail grade for this course. You will be required to re-enrol in the course in the following year.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability you should contact the Program Coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit for further advice. Students need to be able to meet the inherent requirements of the program.

At any time prior to or during your placement if there are concerns raised related to your fitness to practice the clinical coordinator can request that you gain full medical clearance to continue your placement.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes:

This course will contribute to the following Program Learning Outcomes for BP032 (Bachelor of Nursing) in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia Registered Nurse Standards for Practice:

Standard 1: Thinks critically and analyses nursing practice

Standard 2: Engages in therapeutic and professional relationships

Standard 3: Maintains the capability for practice

Standard 4: Comprehensively conducts assessments

Standard 5: Develops a plan for nursing practice

Standard 6: Provides safe, appropriate and responsive quality nursing practice

Standard 7: Evaluates outcomes to inform nursing practice

 (Reference Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. (2016) Registered nurse standards for practice. Melbourne, Australia)


 

On completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate safe practice in the provision of nursing interventions for a full patient load of moderately dependent patients with minimal supervision and/or prompting from a registered nurse in a variety of clinical environments.
  2. Undertake supervised nursing care for patients with complex acute disorders and care of vulnerable patients in related clinical settings.
  3. Appropriately apply Occupational Health and Safety risk management measures in the clinical setting
  4. Demonstrate the principles of pharmacology, therapeutic drug administration and monitoring of the patient response in clinical practice under the direct supervision of the registered nurse
  5. Assess and recognise the problems associated with drug administration including drug interactions and potential adverse reactions
  6. Demonstrate the ability to apply time management and problem solving skills in the delivery of effective nursing care


Overview of Learning Activities

 

This course is a Work Integrated Learning course that will be conducted in the healthcare setting. You will be required to undertake 160 hours of supervised nursing practice in a designated clinical setting under the direct supervision of a registered nurse. As support and preparation for this WIL experience there may also be clinical preparation time allocated throughout the semester as a timetabled learning experience.

You will be expected to actively participate in patient care as part of the health care team during your WIL experience.

Independent Learning: In line with the professional responsibility for active life-long learning you are expected to undertake self-directed learning activities during this time to develop and consolidate knowledge obtained during the WIL experience.

The activities associated with this course are designed to enable you to apply your acute care and/or mental health clinical skills and knowledge in a supported supervised clinical setting and to recognise and work within your scope of nursing practice.

Assessment completed in the first half of your placement will provide feedback on your clinical progress. Ongoing feedback on your knowledge and clinical skill application will be provided from clinical and supervisory staff. Feedback is provided in a variety of ways including verbal. Individual feedback will be provided in a written format at the end of your WIL placement.

 

 


Overview of Learning Resources

 

The learning resources associated with this clinical learning preparation and experience will include specific learning requirements to support you during your professional practice experience.

Your clinical learning experience is organised by RMIT University and is designed to link with the specific learning undertaken during this period of your degree preparation.

For the most current information related to all clinical placements please log onto myRMIT and BN Central. All documentation related to clinical as well as pre-clinical requirements is found at this site. You will be required to access this resource for all clinical courses.

A library subject guide is available at http://rmit.libguides.com/nursing


Overview of Assessment

 

Clinical Assessment Tool: Satisfactory Pass (PX) / Unsatisfactory Fail (NN)

The assessment associated with this course will comprise both formative and summative assessment of your clinical skills and care using the recognised Clinical Assessment Tool which measures your progress across the seven professional standards.

You are required to demonstrate clinical skill congruent to the level of a Year 3 undergraduate nurse. If you are deemed unsatisfactory at the formative assessment, remedial action using a learning contract will be undertaken before being allowed to continue the placement. If you are deemed unsatisfactory at the summative assessment you will then be required to undertake a simulation assessment. If your performance in the simulation assessment demonstrates an unsatisfactory level of practice you receive a fail grade for this course and will be required to re-enrol in the course in the following semester/year. If your performance in the simulation assessment demonstrates a satisfactory level of practice you will be offered a replacement clinical placement.

All learning outcomes will be assessed during the 160 hours of this Professional Experience Placement (CLOs 1-6)

Clinical Skill Log:

You will  develop a clinical skill log to document and reflect on your clinical skill acquisition

(CLOs 1, 3, 4, 6)

Pharmacology Log:

To best demonstrate your therapeutic pharmacology knowledge you will be expected to develop a pharmacology log to document and reflect on your clinical skill acquisition

(CLOs 5 & 2)