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.
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
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||develop a professional portfolio to demonstrate personal reflection of clinical experiences and a critical evaluation of how the RN Standards for practice have been achieved||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||critique and construct professional employment strategies||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|3||reflect on and refine personal strategies and identified support networks for the transition to graduate||Lifelong learning|
|4||integrate and apply knowledge, skills and understanding integral to mentorship, preceptorship and clinical supervision||Intellectual rigour|
|5||critically explore career pathways and associated professional development strategies for life-long learning||Intellectual rigour||Lifelong learning|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2017 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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