|Coffs Harbour||Session 2||Session 2|
|Gold Coast||Session 2||Session 2|
|Lismore||Session 2||Session 2|
Students develop skills in physical, psycho-social and cognitive nursing assessment and beginning-level nursing interventions inclusive of medication administration and management. Practice in nursing laboratory sessions and simulated rehearsal prepares students to conduct holistic-focussed health assessment across the lifespan. As part of this unit students will complete 120 hours of professional placement.
- Care planning and documentation
- Psychosocial assessment (including mental health component)
Physical assessment (across all ages):
- Integumentary assessment and wound care
- Cardiac assessment and vital sign assessment (including Blood Glucose Levels)
- Respiratory assessment, oxygen therapy, peak flow and administration of inhaled medications
- Nervous system and sensory (ears, eyes and nose)
- Cognitive assessment
- Bowel care and elimination, specimen collection, managing urinary catheter
- Patient safety
- National inpatient medication record system
- Quality use of medicines - Principles of drug administration
- Numeracy and drug calculations
- Drug administration - non parenteral
- Drug administration - parenteral and insulin administration
- Preparation for PEP2
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||demonstrate a range of physical, psychosocial and cognitive assessment skills to inform nursing interventions to provide person-centred care and that are cognisant of cultural sensitivity and awareness||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|2||develop an understanding of the use of evidence-based nursing to inform nursing practices||Intellectual rigour|
|3||demonstrate medication administration in a safe and competent manner||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||use a range of data management techniques to document holistic care||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
- Hill, R., Hall, H. & Glew, P. , 2017, Fundamentals of Nursing and Midwifery. A person centred approach to care, 3rd Australian and New Zealand, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Sydney. ISBN: 978-1-4963-5099-2.
- OR: Jarvis, C., Forbes, H, and Watt, E., RN, RM, 2015, Jarvis’s physical examination and health assessment, 2nd ed. , Elsevier, Australia.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2019 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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