Courses & Units

Concepts of Nursing 1: Introduction to the Profession NUR131

Introduction

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.

Summary

Unit name Concepts of Nursing 1: Introduction to the Profession
Unit code NUR131
Credit points 12.5
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

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Nursing Study Period 1 On-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Launceston Nursing Study Period 1 On-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Cradle Coast Nursing Study Period 1 On-Campus Domestic
Rozelle - Sydney Nursing Study Period 1 On-Campus International Domestic

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Nursing Study Period 1 30/1/2023 22/2/2023 16/3/2023 30/4/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • 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.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
$515.00 $515.00 not applicable $2,746.00

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Teaching

AssessmentFormative Online Quizzes (10%)|Discussion Board Posts (50%)|Reflection (40%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

Recommended

Arnott, N, Paliades, P & Cruickshank, M (eds) 2018, The Road to Nursing, Cambridge University Press, Port Melbourne, Australia. 

 

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