Course Title: Work in the nursing profession

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

Course Code: NURS5244C

Course Title: Work in the nursing profession

School: 155T Life & Physical Sciences

Campus: Wodonga

Program: C5246 - Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2 nursing)

Course Contact : Carylin Lenehan

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254837

Course Contact Email:carylin.lenehan@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

This course no longer runs at RMIT

Nominal Hours: 90

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

Not applicable

Course Description

This focus of this course is the skills and knowledge required to practise as a nursing professional with clients across the lifespan in a range of health care environments, such as acute care, community care, mental health, aged care, medical / surgical. Presentation is primarily in the classroom however clinical experience in the first clinical placement is integral to this course.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTEN401B Work in the nursing profession

Element:

. Apply the principles of primary health care delivery

 

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Work with an understanding of the historical development of health care
1.2 Work with an understanding of the levels of health care provided in the Australian health care system
1.3 Apply the principles of primary health care and the philosophical framework supporting primary health care system
1.4 Identify the potential risks for the implementation of primary health care
1.5 Work with an understanding of the role of the Enrolled/Division 2 nurse and the collaborative role of other health care professionals in the delivery of primary health care
1.6 Establish appropriate relationships with other members of the health care team within each health care environment
1.7 Interact effectively with allied health team members
 

Element:

2. Apply the principle of wellness

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Reflect in own work practice appropriate application of wellness and illness models of care within the Australian health care system
2.2 Apply the wellness model of care appropriately in relation to people with disabilities.
2.3 Identify health care issues that may require nursing care
 

Element:

3. Work in the context of professional nursing practice

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Work with an understanding of the historical and current perspectives of the nursing profession and nurse education
3.2 Work with an awareness of the critical aspects and historical development of each nursing environment
3.3 Incorporate theoretical concepts and information related to nursing into nursing practice
3.4 Work with an understanding of the role of relevant professional nursing bodies
3.5 Work within the principles and parameters of nursing practice
3.6 Assist in organisation's audit and accreditation processes
 

Element:

4. Handle issues arising in health care

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Respond to death as an aspect of the life span
4.2 Support clients, their family and carers through the grief and bereavement process as appropriate
4.3 Identify resources to assist client, family and carers in relation to grief
4.4 Work with an awareness of a range of classifications of disability and their major causes
4.5 Implement nursing care for clients with disabilities
4.6 Design a learning program for an individual with a disability
 

Element:

5. Contribute to professional work team

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Contribute effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team implementing care plans in each health care area
5.2 Use a journal or similar tool to examine and document reflective nursing practice
5.3 Contribute to achieving effective team work and supportive group dynamics when working with health care colleagues
 

Element:

6. Participate in professional skills development

Performance Criteria:

6.1 Identify, access and undertake available options for professional skill development
6.2 Participate in and respond appropriately to performance review processes
6.3 Reflect on own nursing practice to identify areas for skill development to enhance performance
6.4 Identify and participate in professional organisations
6.5 Identify sources of employment opportunities
6.6 Outline the interview process and materials required for an employment application
 

Element:

7. Apply the Scope of Nursing Practice Decision Making Framework

Performance Criteria:

7.1 Apply jurisdictional requirements relating to Scope of Practice Framework
7.2 Reflect Scope of Practice within the Enrolled/Division 2 nurse role
7.3 Adapt to different requirements of the role of the Enrolled/Division 2 nurse within each health care environment
 


Learning Outcomes


Learners will have much more idea of the proffessional milieu they are entering into after completion of this unit. They will be starting to understand both the expectations and the constraints upon there personal and professional selves as they enter into the field of nursing.


Details of Learning Activities

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Teaching Schedule

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Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

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Overview of Assessment

Graded assessment is primarily by means of a written assignment.


Assessment Tasks

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Assessment Matrix

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Other Information

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