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Unit description

Offers students, as emerging practitioners, the opportunity to build on their capabilities to enter the workforce as they learn how to support others in the workplace and to adapt to continuous change and the rise of new roles and responsibilities in nursing and the healthcare environments. Students develop a portfolio demonstrating their acquisition of knowledge and clinical experience as relevant to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) Registered Nurse standards for practice and their commitment to lifelong learning.

Unit content

Professional portfolio

  • Preparing the professional portfolio
  • Regulatory requirements for continuing education for the Registered Nurse
  • The NMBA standards — evidence of integrated knowledge and clinical experience

Preparation for practice

  • Employment opportunities
  • Requirements of employment applications
  • The professional interview

Career planning

  • Roles of the Registered Nurse in health care
  • Achieving career goals

Mentoring, preceptoring and clinical supervision

  • Adult learning theories used in clinical teaching
  • Teaching strategies
  • Roles and characteristics of effective mentors and preceptors
  • Purpose of mentoring, preceptoring and clinical supervision
  • The clinical supervision relationship

Transitions to practice

  • Establishing your professional identity
  • Coping with confrontation in the workplace
  • Resilience

Learning outcomes

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1develop a professional portfolio to demonstrate personal reflection of clinical experiences and a critical evaluation of how the Registered Nurse Standards for practice have been achieved Knowledge of a discipline
2critique and construct professional employment strategiesIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
3reflect on and refine personal strategies and identified support networks for the transition to graduateLifelong learning
4integrate and apply knowledge, skills and understanding integral to mentorship, preceptorship and clinical supervisionIntellectual rigour
5critically explore career pathways and associated professional development strategies for life-long learning.Intellectual rigourLifelong learning

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. develop a professional portfolio to demonstrate personal reflection of clinical experiences and a critical evaluation of how the Registered Nurse Standards for practice have been achieved
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. critique and construct professional employment strategies
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  3. reflect on and refine personal strategies and identified support networks for the transition to graduate
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  4. integrate and apply knowledge, skills and understanding integral to mentorship, preceptorship and clinical supervision
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  5. critically explore career pathways and associated professional development strategies for life-long learning.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA5: Lifelong learning

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

Fee paying courses
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International

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