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LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs HarbourSession 2Session 2
Gold CoastSession 2Session 2
LismoreSession 2Session 2

Unit aim

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.

Unit content

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

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

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

In depth clinical scenarios

  • Care and interventions within specialty clinical practice
  • Portfolio-learning contract

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 2

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

Teaching and assessment

Coffs Harbour

Teaching method
Workshop on-site 4 hrs (Wks 1,2,5,6,8,9)
Community/Professional placement 160 hrs
Laboratory session 2 hrs (Wks 6,8,9)
Assessment
Literature review40%
Research Proposal or Clinical Improvement Proposal60%
Professional Experience PlacementSR

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Workshop on-site 4 hrs (Wks 1,2,5,6,8,9)
Community/Professional placement 160 hrs
Laboratory session 2 hrs (Wks 6,8,9)
Assessment
Literature review40%
Research Proposal or Clinical Improvement Proposal60%
Professional Experience PlacementSR

Lismore

Teaching method
Workshop on-site 4 hrs (Wks 1,2,5,6,8,9)
Community/Professional placement 160 hrs
Laboratory session 2 hrs (Wks 6,8,9)
Assessment
Literature review40%
Research Proposal or Clinical Improvement Proposal60%
Professional Experience PlacementSR
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
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

Fee paying courses
For POSTGRADUATE or UNDERGRADUATE full fee paying courses please check Domestic Postgraduate Fees OR Domestic Undergraduate Fees

International

Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.