NURSING 1103NA - Foundations of Nursing Practice II

Ngee Ann-Adelaide Education Centre - Semester 1 - 2018

This course will build on Foundations of Nursing Practice I and will focus on the evolution of nursing knowledge, management and leadership, and the principles and practice of teaching and learning. The curriculum includes the following content specified by the Singapore Nursing Board curriculum requirements: Nursing Theories & Clinical Application, Teaching & Learning, and Nursing Management.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code NURSING 1103NA
    Course Foundations of Nursing Practice II
    Coordinating Unit School of Nursing
    Term Semester 1
    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
    Assumed Knowledge NURSING 1101NA
    Restrictions Available to B Nurs (Post Registration) students in Singapore only
    Course Description This course will build on Foundations of Nursing Practice I and will focus on the evolution of nursing knowledge, management and leadership, and the principles and practice of teaching and learning.
    The curriculum includes the following content specified by the Singapore Nursing Board curriculum requirements: Nursing Theories & Clinical Application, Teaching & Learning, and Nursing Management.
    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 Explain personal leadership and professional development
    2 Describe the historical development of nursing knowledge, in particular nursing philosophies, models and theories.
    3 Critique the relationship between nursing theories and their application to practice
    4 Evaluate the role of other disciplines in the development of nursing as a profession and describe and promote the contribution of nursing in a multidisciplinary team.
    5 Discuss the components of successful management and apply these to the practice setting.
    6 Discuss differing leadership theories and styles and how these relate to nursing as a profession.
    7 Differentiate between leadership and management and identify the potential for and the attributes required for leadership in all levels of nursing
    8 Describe the part nurses may play as potential leaders who will guide the profession in the 21st Century.
    9 Formulate rationales for the introduction of extended nursing roles in various areas of practice in Singapore
    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)
    1,2
    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
    3
    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
    4,8
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    6,7,8
    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
    5,6
    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
    8
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes

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    Workload

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    Learning Activities Summary

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  • Assessment

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    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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