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Unit description

Consolidates learning across the Bachelor of Nursing in a capstone double-weighted unit, which provides students with the opportunity to experience, through simulation, several problem-based learning scenarios, in preparation for their role as a graduate registered nurse. Students will complete self-directed work prior to each module which will see them draw upon their learning from a variety of units throughout their course. Students will complete a 280-hour immersive professional experience placement.

Unit content

This unit will utilise a number of problem-based case studies which have been designed to bring together your learning across the programme in key areas of the curriculum. During each tutorial or laboratory, the chosen case study will provide you with the opportunity to consider and demonstrate how you are meeting the Registered Nurse Standards for Practice (NMBA, 2016).

  1. Mental health (drug induced psychosis)
  2. The paediatric patient with autism (Elective surgery, introduces diagnostic overshadowing)
  3. Acute (normally well) medical patient with dementia
  4. Chronic condition in the community (Rural and Remote), Palliative care
  5. Major Incident  
  6. Trauma Informed Care Workshop

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1demonstrate critical thinking to analyse nursing practice
2determine safe, appropriate and responsive nursing practice to a variety of patient conditions and settings
3demonstrate an awareness of therapeutic and interprofessional relationships in a number of context
4reflect on systematic assessment, and relevant data, to determine priorities of care in a holistic and culturally responsive and respectful manner

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

  1. demonstrate critical thinking to analyse nursing practice
  2. determine safe, appropriate and responsive nursing practice to a variety of patient conditions and settings
  3. demonstrate an awareness of therapeutic and interprofessional relationships in a number of context
  4. reflect on systematic assessment, and relevant data, to determine priorities of care in a holistic and culturally responsive and respectful manner

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. 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 teaching period.

Fee information

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