NURSING 1101NA - Foundations of Nursing Practice I

Ngee Ann Academy - Semester 1 - 2016

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 Academy
    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.  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 1Due 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.
    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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