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Integrating Nursing Concepts 6 (Capstone 3) (10208.1)

Level: Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 9
HECS Bands: 1, 4
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Nursing


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Integrating Nursing Concepts 6 is the capstone unit of the Bachelor of Nursing and endeavours to consolidate students' prior learning within the program and develop the skills and attributes to transition from student to registered health professional. This unit solidifies the conceptual, theoretical and practical knowledge and skills in order to provide high quality clinical care underpinned by evidence and is reflective of the professional standards for practice for registered nurses (Nurses' and Midwives Board of Australia). The unit draws upon an array of assessments that prepares students for professional registration as well as enhancing their understanding of the clinical role of the registered nurse.

A major component of the unit (equivalent of 3 cp) incorporates the role of narratives in the formation of healthcare professionals. Building upon the Level One unit, Narratives of Illness and Wellbeing, students will have the opportunity to extend their knowledge, understanding and skill of engaging with narrative, aesthetic and interpretation of narrative in the context of the capstone experience of INC 6.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Critically and comprehensively assess complex nursing care needs of individuals, families and communities;

2. Consolidate understanding gained from study across the course to support effective planning, delivery and evaluation of nursing care;

3. Effectively and efficiently engage contemporary evidence to inform nursing practice;

4. Critically evaluate the outcomes of nursing practice with the view to improving and advancing practice;

5. Critically evaluate the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan's impact on Indigenous peoples' health;

6. Practice in ways that ensure care is respectful and supportive of people with diverse background;

7. Critically evaluate the health outcomes of policy development, communication within the healthcare team, implementation and evaluation; and

8. Demonstrate capacity to engage with narratives of healthcare consumers as an essential component of person-centred quality and safe nursing practice.

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