Unit aim

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 health care environments. Students develop a portfolio demonstrating their acquisition of knowledge and clinical experience as relevant to the NMBA Registered Nurse standards for practice and their commitment to lifelong learning.

Unit content

Topic 1: 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

Topic 2: Preparation for practice

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

Topic 3: Career planning

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

Topic 4: 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

Topic 5: 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.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Coffs Harbour

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 2 hrs (Wk 1)
Workshop on-site 4 hrs (Wks 1,3, 5 & 8)
Lecture online 1 hr (9 weeks)
Tutorial online 1 hr (9 weeks)
Assessment
Presentation30%
Discussion board20%
Portfolio50%

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 2 hrs (Wk 1)
Workshop on-site 4 hrs (Wks 1,3, 5 & 8)
Lecture online 1 hr (9 weeks)
Tutorial online 1 hr (9 weeks)
Assessment
Presentation30%
Discussion board20%
Portfolio50%

Lismore

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 2 hrs (Wk 1)
Workshop on-site 4 hrs (Wks 1,3, 5 & 8)
Lecture online 1 hr (9 weeks)
Tutorial online 1 hr (9 weeks)
Assessment
Presentation30%
Discussion board20%
Portfolio50%
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

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