Course Title: Implement, monitor and evaluate nursing care plans

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5365 Diploma of Nursing

Course Title: Implement, monitor and evaluate nursing care plans

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 110

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science


Term1 2018,
Term2 2018


Bundoora Campus


174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science


Term1 2017,
Term1 2018,
Term2 2018

Course Contact: Jaye Keating

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254845

Course Contact Email:

Course Description


This course describes the skills and knowledge required to implement nursing care as outlined in a person’s plan of care, evaluate outcomes of care provided, record and report progress, and respond to an emergency situation.


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 competency

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTENN004 Implement, monitor and evaluate nursing care plans


1. Prepare a person for care procedures.

2. Implement care procedures to meet identified needs.

3. Monitor a person's identified care needs.

4. Evaluate outcomes of care provided.

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. Prepare a person for care procedures.

    1.1 Explain the procedures, preparation required and time-frame involved and gain the person’s consent.

    1.2 Maintain the person’s privacy and dignity and use a culturally appropriate approach during preparation and procedures.

  2. Implement care procedures to meet identified needs.

    2.1 Assist the person to address their personal and oral hygiene and their dressing and grooming needs in achieving health outcomes.

    2.2 Identify contributing factors and implement appropriate strategies to prevent and manage skin breakdown.

    2.3 Confirm the person’s nutritional and elimination needs and apply strategies to meet identified needs.

    2.4 Assist the person’s respiratory function by demonstrating and promoting deep breathing and coughing exercises.

    2.5 Use appropriate measures to promote the person’s comfort, rest and sleep.

    2.6 Actively encourage the person to contribute to their own independence and mobility through active and passive exercises.

    2.7 Identify and respond appropriately to signs and symptoms of an emergency situation or condition.

    2.8 Use emergency codes correctly and initiate basic life support according to organisation policy and procedures.

  3. Monitor a person’s identified care needs.

    3.1 Maintain ongoing assessment of the person through observation and by using monitoring equipment and devices.

    3.2 Prioritise work activities to address the person’s urgent needs, maintaining a balanced approach to own workload.

    3.3 Record and report concerns in the person’s condition or behaviour to the registered nurse, and report situations of risk according to organisation policy and procedures.

  4. Evaluate outcomes of care provided.

    4.1 Consult and collaborate with interdisciplinary team to identify and evaluate own contributions to the person’s care.

    4.2 Evaluate the person’s progress towards planned outcomes as documented in the care plan.

    4.3 Make required changes to nursing care plan in line with best practice in nursing.

    4.4 Record and report all aspects of the evaluation of nursing care provided.

Overview of Assessment


Assessment Tasks


Assessment Task 1: Practical Assessment of Basic Life Support


Assessment Task 2: Case Study and Nursing Care plan


Assessment Task 3: Clinical Placement

Assessment Task 4:  Report on Nursing Care plan evaluation

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

Feedback is provided on each assessment.