Course Title: Implement and evaluate a plan of nursing care

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: NURS5321C

Course Title: Implement and evaluate a plan of nursing care

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City 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 Co-Ordinator:  Pam Maher

Phone:     9925 4299


Nominal Hours: 100

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 must be assessed after successful achievement of pre-requisite:

  • HLTAP401B Confirm physical health status (NURS5236C/5268C)

This unit of competency is clustered with HLTEN506B Apply principles of wound management in the clinical environment (NURS5277C/5278C)

Course Description

This competency unit describes the knowledge and skills required to implement nursing care plans for individual clients and evaluate the care provided in a range of health environments

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

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTEN504C Implement and evaluate a plan of nursing care


1. Establish and maintain therapeutic relationships with clients


2. Assist client in activities of daily living


3. Assist with movement of clients


4. Prepare clients for procedures


5. Provide nursing care to meet identified needs


6. Monitor and evaluate clients during care


7. Prepare the client for discharge in consultation/ collaboration with registered nurse


8. Evaluate nursing care provided

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Establish and maintain therapeutic relationships with clients
  • Assist clients with activities of daily living
  • Assist with movement of clients
  • Prepare clients for procedures
  • Provide nursing care to meet identified needs
  • Monitor and evaluate clients during care
  • Prepare the client for discharge in consultation/collaboration with registered nurse

Details of Learning Activities

Classroom teacher delivery
Group work

Self directed learning



Teaching Schedule

Class 1  Lifespan ageing

Class 2  Theories of Development

Class 3  Stages of Development

Class 4  Documentation

Class 5  Data Collection

Class 6  Assessment Skills

Class 7  Systems assessment

Class 8  Pain, Neurological & Neurovascular

Class 9  Age and Gender

Class 10 Factors influencing healing

Class 11 Consolidation

Class 12 Scenarios and charting

4 X practice labs

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Kozier and Erbs ‘Fundamentals of Nursing’ textbook


Kozier and Erbs ‘Fundamentals of Nursing’ textbook

Other Resources

Wound Care made Incredibly Visual - 2nd Edition

2012 Lippincott Williams & ?Wilkins

Overview of Assessment

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

  • Written Assessment
  • Clinical Placement

Assessment Tasks


Vital Signs

Assessment Matrix

See assessment matrix on Blackboard

Other Information


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:


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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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