NURSING 1101NA - Foundations of Nursing Practice I

Ngee Ann-Adelaide Education Centre - Quadmester 2 - 2017

This course is designed to facilitate student learning about development of nursing as a profession and discipline. It will focus on professional issues and the elements of practice that distinguish nursing as a profession. These include healthcare ethics, law and advocacy. The students will be required to identify and describe how these issues relate to their current practice. The curriculum includes the following content specified by the Singapore Nursing Board curriculum requirements: Healthcare Ethics and Law.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code NURSING 1101NA
    Course Foundations of Nursing Practice I
    Coordinating Unit School of Nursing
    Term Quadmester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s Ngee Ann-Adelaide Education Centre
    Units 3
    Contact Intensive lectures in weeks 1-2, 6-7, 11-12 and tutorials in the intervening weeks
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Restrictions Available to B Nurs (Post Registration) students in Singapore only
    Course Description This course is designed to facilitate student learning about development of nursing as a profession and discipline. It will focus on professional issues and the elements of practice that distinguish nursing as a profession. These include healthcare ethics, law and advocacy. The students will be required to identify and describe how these issues relate to their current practice.
    The curriculum includes the following content specified by the Singapore Nursing Board curriculum requirements: Healthcare Ethics and Law.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Ms Tiffany Conroy

    Course Coordinator: Tiffany ConroyEmail: tiffany.conroy@adelaide.edu.au
    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    1 Discuss and analyse the changing nature of the role of the nursing profession within contemporary health systems.
    2 Evaluate the influence of culture on the profession of nursing and its practice in various settings.
    3 Discuss the Singapore Nursing Board Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct and explain how these relate to and impact on nursing practice.
    4 Discuss the International Council of Nurses Code of Ethics and explain how these relate to and impact on nursing practice.
    5 Illustrate how nurses can act as patient advocates.
    6 Demonstrate an understanding of the laws that govern and impact on nursing practice.
    7 Demonstrate a sound understanding of the ethical implications of nursing practice and be able to debate and critique the role of the nurse in ethical dilemmas.
    8 Analyse and examine the varied realms of nursing practice internationally.
    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
    Deep discipline knowledge
    • informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
    • acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
    • accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
    1,8
    Critical thinking and problem solving
    • steeped in research methods and rigor
    • based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
    • demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
    2,
    Teamwork and communication skills
    • developed from, with, and via the SGDE
    • honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
    • encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
    5
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    6
    Intercultural and ethical competency
    • adept at operating in other cultures
    • comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
    • Able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
    • demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
    3,4,7
    Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
    • a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
    • open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
    • able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
    7
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Reader
    The readings for this course will be provided in your study package.
    Recommended Resources
    Text
    Potter, P.A & Perry, A.G 2009, Fundamentals of nursing, Mosby Elsevier, St Louis, Missouri, USA
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    This course will consist of intensive lecture sessions and tutorials. Please refer to the teaching schedule for the dates of these. Lectures and tutorials are used in the delivery of this course.. Participation in the tutorials is vital in making this course a constructive and enjoyable learning experience. In the event that you are unable to attend the tutorials please inform the Course Coordinator (via email) prior to the session so that this can be recorded.

    Participation in the tutorials is vital in making this course a constructive and enjoyable learning experience. In the event that you are unable to attend the tutorials please inform the Course Coordinator (via email) prior to the session so that this can be recorded.
    Workload

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    It is expected that you will need to invest about 12 hours per week of study to successfully complete this course. It is recommended that you plan your time commitment to the course at the beginning of the semester. This includes all study activities, attendance at lectures and tutorials, readings and assessment. Thus some weeks it will be more and others less. It is recommended that you plan your time commitment to the course at the beginning of the semester. There are 20 hours of face to face lectures and 20 hours of tutorials for this course.
    Learning Activities Summary
    Lecture topics are as follows.
    Professional Nursing Practice
    Critical Thinking
    Nursing in Contemporary Health Systems
    Ethical Responsibilities in Nursing Practice
    Nursing and the Law
    Patient Advocacy
    Culturally Competent Healthcare
    Clinical Accountability
  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Assessment Task Assessment Type Weighting Learning Outcome(s) being addressed
    Learning Portfolio 1
    Due week 4
    Summative 40% 1, 3-4, 7-8
    Learning Portfolio 2
    Due week 12
    Summative 60% 1-3, 5-6, 8
    Online plagiarism quiz
    Due week 2
    Formative 0% 1, 8
    Assessment Detail
    Formative assessment
    Completion of an online plagiarism quiz


    Assessment 1: Learning Portfolio 1
    Complete the following reflective activities from the first four modules and develop a portfolio of your responses to the activities/discussion:

    Reflective activity 1.1 (500 words)
    Reflective activity 2.4 (500 words)
    Reflective activity 4.1 (500 words)

    Clearly identify the number of the reflective activity you are responding to. eg, Activity1.1 etc.
    Submit ONE assignment containing all 3 activities. Provide only ONE reference list for all activities.

    This assessment is scheduled early in the semester so that you can receive feedback on your work.


    Assessment 2: Learning portfolio 2
    Complete the following reflective activities from the modules 5-11 and develop a portfolio of your responses to the activities/discussion:

    Reflective activity 5.2 (500 words)
    Reflective activity 6.1 (250 words)
    Reflective activity 7.1 (250 words)
    Reflective activity 7.2 (250 words)
    Reflective activity 8.1 (250 words)
    Reflective activity 10.1 (250 words)
    Reflective activity 11.1 (500 words)
    Submission
    Assessments, unless otherwise stated in your Study guide, are to be submitted electronically via Assignments in MyUni on the due date identified in this Study guide. Instructions for assignment submission are available for all students under Tutorials at www.adelaide.edu.au/myuni/.

    An assessment submitted via MyUni must be submitted as a .doc, .docx or .rtf file. If submitting a PowerPoint presentation for marking, the .ppt or .pptx must be submitted as .pdf file. It is also important to submit your file under your name, such as surname.firstname. MyUni stamps all the other details against your filename once you submit your assessment.

    Turnitin is used to submit all assignments in this course. Turnitin is a plagiarism software tool that enables the student to identify any matching text before final submission

    An Assignment Coversheet must be submitted with each assessment. The coversheet should be the first page of your assessment. A word version of the Assignment Coversheet is available to download at www.health.adelaide.edu.au/nursing/students/resources. The Plagiarism Statement must be signed and dated for your assessment to be marked (please note the details stated on the Assignment Coversheet). More information on avoiding Plagiarism is available at www.adelaide.edu.au/clpd/plagiarism/.
    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Plagiarism
    Students are reminded that plagiarism and other forms of academic dishonesty constitute a serious offence and can result in disciplinary procedures. Students are advised to read the policy Academic Honesty and Assessment Obligations for Coursework Students Policy & Coursework Students: Academic Dishonesty Procedures policy, available at www.adelaide.edu.au/policies/230/. The following definitions should be noted.

    Referencing: providing a full bibliographic reference to the source of the citation (in a style as determined by the School).
    Quotation: placing an excerpt from an original source into a paper using either quotation marks or indentation, with the source cited, using an approved referencing system in order to give credit to the original author.
    Paraphrasing: repeating a section of text using different words which retain the original meaning.
    Please note: changing just a few words does not constitute paraphrasing.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide (https://access.adelaide.edu.au/sa/login.asp)



    Marking Guide - Portfolio

    Structure and Presentation 20%
    Structure (15%)
    • Each section of the portfolio is structured in a logical sequence so that the content flows (headings may be used to develop the structure of the portfolio).
    • Where appropriate introduces/outlines/situates the activity/discussion.
    • Where appropriate each section of the portfolio ends with a cogent, defendable conclusion that summarises the discussion within the body of the paper.

    Writing Style (5%)
    • The portfolio is written with clear sentence structure and the spelling and grammar are correct.
    Content 70%
    • Demonstrates an understanding of the activities/discussions chosen by identifying the main components/issues/focus of the topic area.
    • Provides evidence of support from contemporary literature to support argument/points of view.
    • Where appropriate for the activity demonstrates critical thought.
    • Has completed all activities/discussion points.
    Referencing 10%
    • The referencing style used throughout the summary paper is congruent with the School’s Student Handbook and Style Guide.
    • The reference list is accurate (i.e. no missing page numbers, volumes, correct title etc), complete (i.e. no references in the body of the paper are missing from the reference list) and consistent with the School’s Student Handbook and Style Guide.
    • The references cited are contemporary (i.e. less than 10 years old unless seminal papers).
    • Primary references are used predominantly (i.e. the original reference has been cited rather than a secondary source).
    • There is evidence in the summary paper that the student has searched widely for information related to the topic/issue.
    • The student has acknowledged all sources of information.
    • Direct quotations are only used to make crucial points or to support the discussion/argument.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

  • Student Feedback

    The University places a high priority on approaches to learning and teaching that enhance the student experience. Feedback is sought from students in a variety of ways including on-going engagement with staff, the use of online discussion boards and the use of Student Experience of Learning and Teaching (SELT) surveys as well as GOS surveys and Program reviews.

    SELTs are an important source of information to inform individual teaching practice, decisions about teaching duties, and course and program curriculum design. They enable the University to assess how effectively its learning environments and teaching practices facilitate student engagement and learning outcomes. Under the current SELT Policy (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies/101/) course SELTs are mandated and must be conducted at the conclusion of each term/semester/trimester for every course offering. Feedback on issues raised through course SELT surveys is made available to enrolled students through various resources (e.g. MyUni). In addition aggregated course SELT data is available.

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