Concepts of Nursing 1 centres on the foundational knowledge and skills relating to professionalism, practising in the discipline of nursing and being part of a regulated profession. The Standards and Codes that regulate nursing practice and the broad professional, discipline and quality and safety frameworks are introduced. You will explore the events and the people that have shaped contemporary nursing practice, including germinal nursing scholars and their impact on the development of nursing knowledge. Critical thinking skills will be introduced to enable you to engage in reflection of self and others and the ethical basis of nursing will be examined. An introduction to digital health, research and its relationship to evidence-informed practice will be provided. You will be introduced to skills to foster life-long learning and professional development.
|Unit name||Concepts of Nursing 1: Introduction to the Profession|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Nursing
|Discipline||Nursing|Philosophy and Gender Studies|
|Coordinator||Mr Richard Say|
|Available as an elective?||No|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Nursing Study Period 1||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
|Launceston||Nursing Study Period 1||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
|Cradle Coast||Nursing Study Period 1||On-Campus||Domestic|
|Rozelle - Sydney||Nursing Study Period 1||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
|Nursing Study Period 1||29/1/2024||21/2/2024||14/3/2024||28/4/2024|
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- Discuss the professional, discipline, and quality and safety frameworks that regulate health and nursing in Australia.
- Evaluate the influence of the events and the people that have shaped contemporary nursing practice.
- Apply critical thinking skills to engage in reflection in relation to self and others.
- Explain the ethical underpinnings of nursing as a profession.
- Examine the impact of technology, digital health, and research on nursing practice.
- Communicate in a professional manner and adhere to academic presentation requirements.
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|Assessment||Formative Online Quizzes (10%)|Assumptions and stereotypes in nursing (15%)|In-class activity (35%)|Nursing as a profession (40%)|
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Recommended Readings will be provided by your Unit Coordinator via the Reading List link in MyLO, or the unit Reading List on the University Library website.
Arnott, N, Paliades, P & Cruickshank, M (eds) 2018, The Road to Nursing, Cambridge University Press, Port Melbourne, Australia.
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