Courses & Units

Nursing Practice 2 NUR239

Note:

Professional Experience Placement (PEP)

Students will be allocated PEP within individual health care agencies. Students must be available 5 days a week (40 hours) during the allocated PEP, and must be prepared to undertake a range of shifts – morning, evening and nightshift, which may include weekends, as per roster provided by the healthcare agency. Students may be expected to relocate and are expected to travel to where PEP is available. To be eligible to undertake PEP, all students must be ‘Verified’ as meeting College of Health and Medicine PEP Safety in Practice Compliance as per the Course Entry Requirements.

Students who cannot or do not comply with these requirements will not be allocated PEP and therefore will not be able to complete this unit.

PEP dates MAY differ from University of Tasmania calendar semester dates.

Introduction

Nursing Practice 2 will build on from Nursing Practice 1 and includes simulation-based learning and 120 hours of Professional Experience Placement. You will develop knowledge and clinical skill acquisition in assessment, planning, delivery, and evaluation to deliver evidence-informed and person-centred care to meet the needs of individuals across a range of health conditions. These include acute and chronic alterations in renal, cardiovascular and respiratory health at all stages of the lifespan as well as people experiencing surgical procedures. Through a case-based learning approach, you will develop skills to recognise and manage the deteriorating patient, including pharmacology. You will be expected to function in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) Registered nurse standards for practice (2016). There will be a strong focus on the importance of team-based communication and interprofessional learning for the promotion of patient safety.

Summary

Unit name Nursing Practice 2
Unit code NUR239
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Nursing
Discipline Nursing
Coordinator Mrs Michelle Talbot
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
Hobart Nursing Study Period 3 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Nursing Study Period 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Nursing Study Period 3 On-Campus International Domestic
Cradle Coast Nursing Study Period 1 On-Campus Domestic
Cradle Coast Nursing Study Period 3 On-Campus Domestic
Rozelle - Sydney Nursing Study Period 3 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Nursing Study Period 3 18/9/2023 9/10/2023 30/10/2023 10/12/2023
Nursing Study Period 1 30/1/2023 22/2/2023 16/3/2023 30/4/2023

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2023 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2023 will be available from the 1st October 2022. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate satisfactory development towards capability against the NMBA Registered nurse standards for practice (2016).
  • Apply the framework of clinical reasoning to deliver evidence-informed and person-centred care to individuals experiencing acute and chronic cardiovascular, respiratory and renal health conditions and those experiencing surgical procedures.
  • Explain the physiological effects of medications on individuals with cardiac, respiratory and renal conditions.
  • Apply the Danger, Response, Airway, Breathing, Circulation, Disability, Exposure (DR ABCDE) framework and perform the relevant clinical skills in the recognition and management of deteriorating patients.
  • Identify the importance of critical reflection, team-based communication and interprofessional learning for patient safety.
  • Use communication skills to persuade and argue for a course of action regarding nursing interventions.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
$515.00 $515.00 not applicable $2,746.00

1 Please refer to more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.

If you have any questions in relation to the fees, please contact UConnect or more information is available on StudyAssist.

Please note: international students should refer to What is an indicative Fee? to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Prerequisites

NUR135 Nursing Practice 1

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

This unit is delivered in a blended delivery mode comprising of face-to-face intensives as well as content delivered online via MyLO (My Learning Online). You are expected to devote around 10 hours per week to the study materials, assessment tasks and self-directed learning. You can interact with the online content at any time, which will be in a modularised format. Online tutorials/webinars will provide further opportunity to engage with
educators and peers and consolidate your knowledge of the online presentations and readings. The format and content of these sessions will be advertised through MyLO announcements.

All Intensives in the Bachelor of Nursing are condensed face to face campus experiences. Intensives are usually scheduled between Monday and Friday (see individual unit calendars). Intensives provide an opportunity for -student engagement, networking with staff and peers, intra-professional and inter-professional learning opportunities and engaging with guest speakers. Intensives are designed to provide you with an opportunity to apply theory to practice and develop your skills in the practice of nursing. The Intensives provide a key role in facilitating the development of your skills, knowledge and understanding. This is in preparation for both your upcoming Professional Experience Placements and your ongoing engagement in the Bachelor of Nursing.

Attendance at PEP is mandatory.

In the interests of both personal and public safety, as a registered nursing student with AHPRA you have a professional responsibility and duty as part of your regulatory obligations to ensure the provision of safe and effective nursing care to the public. Therefore, your attendance at intensives is required and non-attendance will result in the cancellation of PEP and a delay in course completion. Whilst the unit provides a weekly guide, it is expected that you set your own goals to meet the unit learning outcomes. You are however, expected to have engaged with the relevant online learning activities before you attend the Intensives.

AssessmentOnline Quizzes (10%)|Objective Structured Clinical Assessment - Danger, Response, Airway, Breathing, Circulation, Disability, Exposure’ (DR ABCDE) framework (45%)|PEP Workbook.|Deteriorating Patient Analysis (45%)
TimetableView the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable

Textbooks

Required

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

Tiziani, A. (ed.) 2022. Harvard's Nursing Guide to Drugs Elsevier

Bauldoff, G., Gubrud, P., Carno, A., Levett-Jones, T., Hales, M., Berry, K., Carville, T., Dwyer, T., Knox, N., Moxham, L., Reid-Searl, K. & Stanley, D. 2020. Lemone and Burke’s Medical-Surgical Nursing. 4th ed. Pearson, Melbourne.

Bullock, S. & Manias, E. Fundamentals of Pharmacology, Pearson

Recommended

Bullock, S & Hales, M 2019, Principles of Pathophysiology, 2nd ed. Pearson, Australia (eText available).

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