NURSING 7207 - Clinical Nursing Practice IV

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2022

This course will provide opportunity to consolidate nursing practice in caring for patients in all health care settings. Students will have the opportunity to begin to learn how to practice in accordance with the NMBA National Nursing Competency Standards for the Registered Nurse.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code NURSING 7207
    Course Clinical Nursing Practice IV
    Coordinating Unit School of Nursing
    Term Semester 2
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Intensive
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Prerequisites NURSING 7206
    Restrictions Available to M.Clin Nurs students only
    Course Description This course will provide opportunity to consolidate nursing practice in caring for patients in all health care settings. Students will have the opportunity to begin to learn how to practice in accordance with the NMBA National Nursing Competency Standards for the Registered Nurse.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Ms Janet Smith

    Course Coordinator: Krystle Halls
    Phone: +61 8 8313 0930
    Email: krystle.halls@adelaide.edu.au
    Location: Level 4 AHMS, Adelaide Nursing School, University of Adelaide

    School Office
    Phone: +61 8 8313 3639
    Email: nursing.studentliason@adelaide.edu.au



    Successful completion of NURSING 7206 Clinical Nursing Practice 3 is a pre requisite for enrolment into this this course



    Course Timetable

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

    Timetable information can be located at Course Planner https://access.adelaide.edu.au/courses/search.asp

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    1 Perform simple and complex interventions necessary in all health care settings
    2 Critically think and analyse using evidence based practice to inform decision making
    3 Identify and describe pharmacokinetics for selected health problems
    4 Perform according to NMBA competency standards of the RN – all statements
    5 Further develop critical thinking using exemplars from clinical practice
    6 Perform drug calculations accurately and administer medications competently
    7 Provide nursing care competently to an allocated group of patients
    8 Consider strategies for effective transition to the role of a Registered Nurse
    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)

    Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth

    Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.

    1-8

    Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving

    Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.

    2, 4-5, 8

    Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills

    Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.

    1, 4, 7

    Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness

    Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.

    4-5, 8

    Attribute 5: Intercultural and ethical competency

    Graduates are responsible and effective global citizens whose personal values and practices are consistent with their roles as responsible members of society.

    1, 4, 7-8

    Attribute 6: Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural competency

    Graduates have an understanding of, and respect for, Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander values, culture and knowledge.

    7

    Attribute 7: Digital capabilities

    Graduates are well prepared for living, learning and working in a digital society.

    2, 6

    Attribute 8: Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Graduates are self-aware and reflective; they are flexible and resilient and have the capacity to accept and give constructive feedback; they act with integrity and take responsibility for their actions.

    4-5, 7-8
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources

    Lewis, P & Foley, D, 2014 Health assessment in Nursing, 2nd Ed.Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Pty Ltd, North Ryde, NSW.

    Tollefson, Joanne 2016 Clinical psychomotor skills: assessment tools for nursing 6th ed. Cengage Learning Australia

    Intelli+Learn, 2013. Medication Management for Health Professionals. CD, An interactive course to develop and assess skills in medication management. Australia.

    Recommended Resources

    Harris, P, Nagy, S & Vardaxis, N (eds) 2014, Mosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions, 3rd edn, Mosby, Sydney.

    Crisp, J Taylor, C, Douglas, C & Rebeiro, G, 2013, Potter and Perry’s Fundamentals of Nursing 4th edn, Mosby Elsevier, Australia.

    Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council (ANMC) 2006, National Competency Standards for the Registered Nurse, Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council, Canberra.

    Online Learning
    Online resources to support this course are located within Canvas.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    This course uses a blend of lectures, tutorials and workshops to identify situations that impact the daily environment of nursing practice. Students are encouraged to consider their ‘arrival’ at the career of nursing and to actively reflect on what they consider to be the professional skills and attributes. Role plays and self -directed learning opportunities help to facilitate the reflective nature of this course.
    Workload

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

    The workload for this course requires attendance at
    1x 2 hour lecture/week
    1 x 3 hour practical / week

    It is expected that you will need to invest about 12 hours per week of study to successfully complete this course. This includes all study activities, practicals, 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.
    Learning Activities Summary
    The tables below indicate the teaching sessions for Clinical Nursing Practice IV. Please refer to the timetable above for details on class and time. A summary of the clinical skills topics are as listed below. Other clinical skills sessions may be provided as required.

    Clinical Skills Laboratory Sessions
    Peri-operative Care
    Restraint/Code Black
    Alcohol Withdrawal
    Renal
    Last Offices
    Cytotoxic
    Specific Course Requirements
    Clinical Placement attendance in accordance with the Clinical Placement Handbook. Students must satisfactorily complete the required number of placement hours prior to submission of their details to AHPRA for initial registration.  
  • 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
    Clinical practice/performance/assessment (Hurdle Requirement) Formative NGP 1-8
    Oral Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) Hurdle Requirement Summative NGP 1-8
    Reverse Sim Summative 60% 1-8
    Examination Summative 40% 1-8

    Compulsory NCAS Placement Documents
    For each clinical placement a written Summative Assessment must be obtained. This Summative Assessment must be completed and signed by the supervising Registered Nurse and the facilitating Clinical Lecturer. Employer Competencies (EC) must also be assessed during the placement blocks. For each placement please check the NCAS Employer Competency Schedule to see which are required as well as check with your course coordinator and Clinical lecturer on placement.

    The completed set of documents must then be submitted to MyUni one week post the individual students respective Placement
    Block – Successful completion of these assessments are required. This is a HURDLE assessment for this course.
     

    Oral Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)
    A structured clinical examination will be held during Exam week. This examination will take place in the Skills Facility and each student will be assessed on a number of skills and theory relevant to the lectures held during semester. Each student will be required to attend for an examination in which they will demonstrate a range of nursing interventions especially in relation
    to skills taken from the course objectives. Along with skills demonstrations, students will need to be prepared to provide a rationale for the practical tasks within the exam.  The exam uses a structured approach to the assessment of clinical skills using the online B-line system.

    The OSCE is a HURDLE this means that all stations must be passed to enable you to progress into the next year/semester of this program.
    The timetable for this exam will be posted closer to the date.
    Assessment Related Requirements
    The OSCE is a hurdle requirement meaning the OSCE must be passed to complete this program. 
    Assessment Detail
    ASSESSMENT 1
    The Clinical Skills Assessment (NCAS) provides an opportunity for students to perform essential nursing tasks while under a degree of supportive scrutiny.  Successful completion of this assessment is required before students can undertake clinical placement.


    ASSESSMENT 2: STRUCTURED CLINICAL ASSESSMENT

    Due Date: Exam week tba  
    Weighting: Hurdle
    Length: 30 min 
    Length: 30 minutes

    The Structured Clinical Assessment is a formal conclusion to the semester to give students an opportunity to demonstrate the skills and knowledge they have acquired. 

    This assessment is a Hurdle requirement- meaning that a pass for this assessment is necessary to successfully complete and pass the course. Failure to pass this assessment may prevent or limit your ability to succesfully complete the requirements of this program of study

    ASSESSMENT 3
    : Reverse Sim
    Due Date: refer Canvas 
    Students will deconstruct an actual placement experience and rebuild it into a simulation based event. The templates and instructions for this will utilise existing simulation templates

    ASSESSMENT 4: Examination
    Date: refer to Canvas
    Exam will cover content from throughout the semester and will be a combination of multiple choice and short answer questions.
    Submission
    Unless otherwise indicated all submission of assignments is to be through the assignments portal of MyUni. Students MUST keep an electronic copy of all assignments submitted. Cover sheets are required for all assignments and can be accessed from the School of Nursing website. Extension of time for submission of assignments is subject to negotiation with the course coordinator. Requests must be made before the due date of the assignment. In principle, all assignments should be submitted by the due date. However, an extension may be granted if the request is made before the due date and the usual administration procedures are followed. Late submission without an approved extension will be penalised at the rate of 5% of available marks for each working day after the due date. Work submitted more than ten days after the due date may be returned unmarked. This action will be taken to prevent students who do get their work in on time being disadvantaged.

    Whenever possible staff will turn around marked assignments within 4 weeks or earlier.
    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.

    Refer to the Course MyUni Pages for assessment instructions and guides.

     

    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.

    Consistency. All lecturers are now receive the content beforehand to ensure consistent feedback is being provided. All lecture content is now provided prior to lectures 

    Placement. Placement is provided when there is availability and lectures are provided around this. Placement timing is not within the control of the Adelaide Nursing School - all reasonable adjustments will be made to accomodate. 

    Cancellations. Occasionally this is unavoidable due to illness.
  • Student Support
  • Policies & Guidelines
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