Course Title: Contribute to client assessment and developing nursing care plans

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: NURS5273C

Course Title: Contribute to client assessment and developing nursing care plans

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: Bundoora Campus

Program: C5313 - Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled-Division 2 Nursing)

Course Contact: Leeanne Mond

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4837

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Program Coordinator:  Erica O’Donoghue
Phone: +61 3 9925 7573

Nominal Hours: 50

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


This unit of competency is co delivered with HLTAP501C Analyse Health Information. This co delivered unit has the prerequisite attached HLTAP401B Confirmed Physical Health Status which must be successfully completed prior to the commencement of this unit.

Course Description

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required of an Enrolled/Division 2 Nurse in contributing to the development of individualised health care plans by collection of data captured during a client’s preliminary and ongoing health assessments. Assessment is based on a lifespan approach

The knowledge and skills described in thiscompetency unit are to be applied withinjurisdictional nursing and midwifery regulatory authority legislative requirements. Enrolled/Division 2 nursing work is to be carried out in consultation/collaboration with registered nurse and under direct or indirect supervisory arrangements in line with jurisdictional regulatory requirements

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTEN503B Contribute to client assessment and developing nursing care plans


1. Collect data that contributes to client health care plan


2. Undertake client assessment for admission and discharge


3. Analyse client health assessment data and observations


4. Contribute to the development of individual care plans for clients


5. Prepare for client discharge

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this unit students should be able to:

• Collect data that contributes to client health care plan
• Undertake client assessment for admission and discharge
• Analyse client health assessment data and observations
• Contribute to the development of individual care plans for clients
• Prepare for client discharge

Details of Learning Activities

  • Student discussion & group work
  • Road maps

Teaching Schedule

Lesson 1: Introduction to Unit

Lesson 2: Growth and Development

Lesson 3: Holistic Assessment

Lesson 4: Holistic Assessment

Lesson 5: Admission

Lesson 6: Discharge

Lesson 7: Mobility

Lesson 8: Documentation

Lesson 9: Laboratory and Lecture consolidation

Lesson 10: Nursing care Plans

Laboratory 1:
Station 1: Hand hygiene
Station 2: Collecting specimens
Station 3: FWT

Laboratory 2:

  • Holistic System Assessment

Laboratory 3: Admission and discharge of a patient

  • Demonstrate how to accurately admit and discharge a patient
  • Provide students with case studies to consolidate the process
  • Height & weight
  • Documentation

Laboratory 4:
Station 1: Observations

  • Neurovascular Observation
  • Neurological Observations

Station 2: Elimination

  • Bed Pans
  • Bottles

Laboratory 5: Hurdle Assessment

  • Perform Pain assessment
  • Neurological Observation
  • Holistic System Assessment
  • Obtain a specimen correctly

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Kozier and Erbs ‘ Fundamentals of Nursing’. (2010). 1st edition. Pearson: Australia.


Other Resources

Recommended reading:

  • Crisp, J Taylor, C 2009 Potter and Perry’s fundamentals of nursing 3e, Chatswood
  • Flinders University, Come into my World
  • Funnell, R Koutoukidis, G and Lawrence, K 2009 Tabbner’s nursing care 5e, Chatswood

Overview of Assessment

Underpinning knowledge for this unit of comtency will be assessed via the following methods:

  • Written Examination / Written Assessment
  • Practical Assessment
  • Clinical Placement

Assessment Tasks

All assessment tasks will be presented at first lesson of this course

Assessment expectations and requirements will be discussed at first lesson

All assessment tasks in this course must have a competency grade to be deemed competent in this course

Classroom attendance 80% requirement

Clinical Placement 100% requirement

Course must have a competent grade awarded to be able to move to the next phase of the program

Assessment Matrix

See assessment matrix on Blackboard

Other Information


Re-submission of assessment

One further opportunity to demonstrate Clinical Lab competence, will be provided to students if not deemed Satisfactory at the time of clinical assessment.

Re-submission of Written work, or other assessments , (once only. Excluding Exams) can be granted on recommendation from the teacher and approval by Program Coordinator.


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