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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 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

Erica O’Donoghue


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

  • Lecture
  • Student discussion & Group work

Teaching Schedule

As per Student Timetable Matrix located on blackboard

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 hygience
  • Station 2: Collecting specimens
  • Station 3: FWT

Laboratory 2: Holistic system Assessment

Laboratory 3: Admission and discharge of a patient

Laboratory 4:

  • Station 1: Observations - Neurovascular observations and Neurological observations
  • Station 2: Elimination - Bed pans, Bottles

Laboratory 5:  Hurdle assessment

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

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


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

Other Resources

All classroom powerpoints posted on student Blackboard

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


Poster Presentation, Case Study, Online Quiz

Clinical Labs and Placement

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 "satisfactory’ grade for each assessment task to achieve a COMPETENT score for the unit.


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

As per assessment schedule matrix located on blackboard

Other Information


Assessment Process
Students are to refer to the RMIT website and orientation handouts for student information regarding requests for extension, special consideration and reasonable adjustment.

The following links contain information such as how/when to apply, the correct type of application, what documentation to complete, timeframes and other process requirements.
Requests for extension;ID=8r23xxpe4fne
Special Consideration
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Also refer t support services at;ID=jas1bocqq6h9 for additional information or assistance. Remember that assistance is also available by keeping in contact with your unit teacher and program co-ordinator and you are encouraged to notify them as soon as possible of any issue or concerns.

It is important to note that the application for extensions, special consideration and reasonable adjustments does NOT lead to them being automatically granted. Some timeframes limit the acceptance of applications e.g. special considerations application MUST be lodged prior to or within 24 hours of the assessment date and/or time

Student Competency
In the event of the student achieving an unsatisfactory result in an assessment task, the student may be given ONE opportunity to resubmit the assessment. Re assessment opportunities are granted at the discretion of the Program Coordinator. In the event of the student receiving a second unsatisfactory grade this will result in the student failing the unit . Re-enrolment incurring fees, a possible return to class work and completion of any assessment tasks relevant at the time of the re-enrolment would be required to complete the unit of competency.

RMIT University requires that you present only YOUR work for assessment. Plagiarism is a form of cheating in assessment and may occur in oral, written or visual presentations. It is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person, without appropriate referencing, as though it is your own. Penalties can include charges of academic misconduct, cancellation of results and exclusion from your course. It is also a disciplinary offence for you to allow your work to be plagiarised by another student. You are responsible for keeping your work in a secure place. When you submit work on blackboard under your logon, you are declaring that this is your own original work. Further information on plagiarism can be found at;ID=kkc202lwe1yv

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