NURSING 1103NA - Foundations of Nursing Practice II

Ngee Ann Academy - Semester 2 - 2014

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 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s Ngee Ann Academy
    Units 3
    Contact Intensive daily lectures in weeks 1 and 12, tutorials weeks 2,4,6,8,10
    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 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)
    Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 1, 3, 8-9
    The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 1-3, 7
    An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 4
    Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 5-8
    A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 2, 9
    A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. 1, 6, 8-9
    An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. 4, 7-8
  • 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.
    Workload

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

    There are 20 hours of face to face lectures and 20 hours of tutorial for this course. It is expected that you will need to spend about 12 hours of study a week to successfully complete this course. This includes reading, completing activities, attendance at the lectures and tutorials. 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.
    Learning Activities Summary
    Introduction to Foundations of Nursing Practice II
    Overview of the course and assessment activities

    The historical development of nursing

    Myths, legends and stereotypes surrounding nursing
    Pre-modern nursing
    Historical influences on nursing

    Theories of nursing and their application to clinical practice

    Introduction to nursing theory
    Reflective practice

    Nursing as part of a multidisciplinary team

    The advantage of multidisciplinary teams when providing healthcare
    Triggers contributing to conflict in multidisciplinary teams
    Managing conflict in multidisciplinary teams

    Nursing informatics

    Health informatics, roles and responsibilities
    Informatics as a tool for nursing
    Clinical decision support

    Concepts of leadership and management in nursing practice

    Leadership and management theories
    Factors for leading change in nursing practice
    Leadership styles
    Power and authority
    Requirements for effective leaders
    Essential aspects for nurse leaders

    The role and function of Leadership and Management in Clinical Nursing

    Leading and managing change in nursing
    Leading quality improvement in nursing care

    Leadership and Management roles in Organisations

    Developing the health care management team
    Governance of practice and leadership, implications for nursing practice
    Leadership, management and reflective practice

    Nursing management

    The role of the nurse manager

    Expanding the scope of practice for nurses in Singapore

    Where do we need nurses now?
    Where will we need nurses in 20 years?
  • 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
    Formative assessment includes a reflective activity relating to a topic in the first 2 weeks of the course. On completion of this activity students will receive formal feedback on their performance in order to develop and improve.

    Summative assessment:
    Successful completion of a learning portfolio (1500 word equivalent), and an annotated bibliography (2000 words)
    • Learning portfolio 40% - The student will complete this early in the semester to allow for comprehensive feedback on academic progress to assist students meet their individual learning requirements.
    • Annotated bibliography 60% - An annotated bibliography is a collection of article reviews about a particular subject area. Students are required to do a literature search and chose a specified number of articles on a given topic. They must then summarise and critique each article.

    Assessment Task Assessment Type Weighting Learning Outcome(s) being addressed
    Portfolio activity
    Due week 2
    Formative 0% 1
    Learning portfolio
    Due week 5
    Summative 40% 2-3
    Annotated bibliography
    Due week 12
    Summative 60% 4-9
    Assessment Detail
    Formative assessment includes a reflective activity relating to a topic in the first 2 weeks of the course. On completion of this activity students will receive formal feedback on their performance in order to develop and improve.

    Summative assessment:
    Successful completion of a learning portfolio (1500 word equivalent), and an annotated bibliography (2000 words)
    • Learning portfolio 40% - The student will complete this early in the semester to allow for comprehensive feedback on academic progress to assist students meet their individual learning requirements.
    Annotated bibliography 60% - An annotated bibliography is a collection of article reviews about a particular subject area. Students are required to do a literature search and chose a specified number of articles on a given topic. They must then summarise and critique each article
    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.

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

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