NURSING 1101NA - Foundations of Nursing Practice I

Ngee Ann-Adelaide Education Centre - Semester 1 - 2015

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 Semester 1
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s Ngee Ann-Adelaide Education Centre
    Units 3
    Contact Intensive daily lectures and tutorials in weeks 1-2, 6-7, 11-12
    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 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)
    Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 1, 3, 4, 6, 7
    The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 2-5, 8
    An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 3-5, 7-8
    Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 5, 7
    A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 3-4, 6-7
    A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. 1-8
    An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. 1-3, 7-8
  • 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

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    Workload

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    Learning Activities Summary

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  • 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

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    Assessment Detail

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    Submission

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    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.

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

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