Course Title: Practise nursing within the Australian health care system

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5365 Diploma of Nursing

Course Title: Practise nursing within the Australian health care system

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 100

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Course Contact: Leeanne Mond

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254837

Course Contact Email: leeanne.mond@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

 

This course describes the skills and knowledge required to practise as a nursing professional within the Australian health care system, providing health care across the lifespan of people in a range of health and community care services or environments.

 

This course applies to enrolled nursing work carried out in consultation and collaboration with registered nurses, and under supervisory arrangements aligned to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia regulatory authority legislative requirements.

 

This course includes a Work Integrated Learning 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.


This course includes clinical placement

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no pre-requisites for this unit of compeency



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTENN001 Practise nursing within the Australian health care system

Elements:

1. Apply principles and knowledge of nursing practice to work in a health care system.

2. Identify and discuss funding sources for health care in Australia.

3. Identify and respond to factors and issues affecting health in Australia.

4. Work in the context of professional nursing practice.

5. Contribute to professional work team.


Learning Outcomes

 

The critical learning for this course takes place in clinical placement within the health sector and within simulations in RMIT laboratories.

You will be instructed in skills through demonstration, modelling and role-play. Skills development is supported by lectures on theory and underpinning knowledge, classroom discussions, group work, research and reflective practice.

 

 

On completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Apply principles and knowledge of nursing practice to work in a health care system.

    1.1 Apply principles of primary health care and the wellness principles to own work role.

    1.2 Identify and access appropriate agencies to facilitate positive health outcomes.

    1.3 Take into account socio-cultural and social influences and factors that impact health and illness.

    1.4 Apply knowledge of political and economic impacts on health care delivery.

    1.5 Apply knowledge of non-western approaches to health care, and their place in contemporary nursing practice.

    1.6 Apply strategies within own work role to maintain standards of care within the contemporary health care system.

    1.7 Maintain knowledge of current health issues impacting clinical practice and health policy development.

  2. Identify and discuss funding sources for health care in Australia

    2.1 Access and interpret information to increase own awareness of appropriate sources of funding for health care services.

    2.2 Discuss information on health care service funding sources and health-related insurances with the person, family or carer.

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  3. Identify and respond to factors and issues affecting health in Australia.

    3.1 Identify factors that may affect health for a range of people and groups.

    3.2 Recognise risk factors and social circumstances applying to the health of people, and refer the person to appropriate health professionals.

    3.3 Identify existing health services that support current health issues facing people in Australia.

    3.4 Identify and evaluate the effectiveness of available community health promotional strategies.

    3.5 Promote understanding of the person’s emotional and social wellbeing.

  4. Work in the context of professional nursing practice.


    4.1 Describe the historical development and current perspectives of the nursing profession.

    4.2 Maintain current knowledge of nursing theorists, and incorporate theoretical concepts related to nursing care into nursing practice.

    4.3 Describe the role of relevant professional nursing bodies.

    4.4 Work within the principles and parameters of nursing practice.

    4.5 Follow organisation procedures that comply with audit and accreditation processes.

    4.6 Apply jurisdictional requirements relating to Scope of Practice Framework.

    4.7 Adapt to different requirements of the role of the enrolled nurse within health care environments.

  5. Contribute to professional work team.

    5.1 Establish collaborative relationships in the delivery of health care in accordance with the role of the enrolled nurse, working with the registered nurse and other health care professionals.

    5.2 Examine and document reflective nursing practice.

    5.3 Contribute to achieving effective team work and supportive group dynamics when working in interdisciplinary team.


Overview of Assessment

 

Assessment Tasks

 

Assessment Task 1:  Clinical Placement

This assessment task supports Course Learning Outcome (CLOs) 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5

Assessment Task 2:  Reflective Journal

This assessment task supports CLOs 1,  4 & 5

 

Assessment Task 3: Research Assignment

This assessment task supports knowledge assessment

You will be provided with an assessment overview for the course and a descriptor for each assessment task.

Feedback is provided on each assessment.