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.
|Unit name||Foundations of Nursing 1|
|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|
|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|
- International students
- Domestic students
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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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- 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.
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|Assessment||Short Answer Questions (15%)|Template/Short Answer Questions (15%)|Clinical Reasoning Workbook (35%)|Video Interview and Reflection (35%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Berman, A, Snyder, S, Levett-Jones, T, Burton, P & Harvey, N (2021), Skills in Clinical Nursing, Pearson Australia
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