Students apply the constructs of science, art and compassion to their chosen specialist field of nursing practice. Students to undertake transformational reflection upon their transition from student through to specialist practice as a qualified nurse. This unit enables students to examine, in more depth, their contribution to; quality, evidence based nursing interventions and person centred care. As part of this unit students will complete 160 hours of professional placement.
Topic 1 The transition to registered nurse
- Emotional Labour and the personal-professional self
- Generalist and specialist nursing - deconstructing and reconstructing a specialist identity
- Transformational learning/life-long learning
Topic 2 Patient centred care
- The expert patient
- Enhancing co-production of learning and the voice of the patient
- Registered nurse practice based on patient experiences of care
Topic 3 Compassionate science
- Evidence based practice and the science of being a registered nurse
- Six Cs (Compassion, confidence, commitment, competence, communication and care) within the art of being a registered nurse
Topic 4 In depth clinical scenarios
- Care and interventions within specialty clinical practice
- Portfolio-learning contract
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||critically explore the nexus of scientific and humanistic knowledge required to provide safe and positive patient experiences of care within a specialist field of nursing||Intellectual rigour|
|2||assimilate professional competencies and scope of practice, to that of a chosen field of specialist nursing, for the provision of evidenced based cultural care that is responsive to holistic patient need||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
|3||critically reflect upon assumptions, beliefs and competencies for transition to graduate and future identity, roles and responsibilities of a chosen field of specialist nursing practice||Creativity|
|4||extend the application of compassionate science and the art of nursing for transformational learning in a chosen field of specialist nursing||Ethical practice||Lifelong learning|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2017 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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