Courses & Units

Foundations of Nursing 1 NUR132

Introduction

Foundations of Nursing 1 introduces you to the foundational knowledge and skills required of registered nurses by examining a person-centred approach to nursing care from two different perspectives. The first and second modules focus on comfort and hygiene and explores the required nursing knowledge and skills through the lens of evidence and the application of the clinical reasoning framework. You will be introduced to the concepts of auditing and compliance in health care settings. The third and fourth modules introduces culturally safe health care practice. Throughout the unit, you will explore the diversity of races, ethnicities, religions, sexualities, genders and abilities in Australia, acquiring the skills and knowledge required to respond to diverse populations.

Summary

Unit name Foundations of Nursing 1
Unit code NUR132
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Nursing
Discipline Nursing|Sociology and Criminology
Coordinator Mrs Belinda Beavan
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

Key

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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

  • Apply the principles of clinical reasoning to provide person-centred care in foundational assessment and activities of daily living.
  • Reflect how diversity can impact on your own and others health beliefs and health behaviours, to influence individual health care practices and health outcomes.
  • Describe how an individuals’ health, the environment and their experiences influence person-centred care.
  • Explain the role of communication in the formation of individual and cultural identities and how these identities influence communication.
  • Use professional written and oral communication in simulated activities and assessment tasks.
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

AssessmentClinical Reasoning Workbook (35%)|Video Interview and Reflection (35%)|Short Answer Questions (15%)|Template/Short Answer Questions (15%)
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Textbooks

Required

Berman, A, Snyder, S, Levett-Jones, T, Burton, P & Harvey, N (2021), Skills in Clinical Nursing, Pearson Australia

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