Integrating Nursing Concepts 1 (10203.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Health|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Discipline Of Nursing||Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit|| Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesAfter successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Articulate the role assessment has in determining nursing care for individuals, families and communities;
2. Discuss the role of effective planning, delivery and evaluation of nursing care;
3. Engage at a foundational level with contemporary evidence to inform nursing practice;
4. Practice in ways that ensure care is respectful and supportive of people with diverse backgrounds;
5. Articulate the need and identify strategies for nurses to use effective communication within the healthcare team; and
6. Explain how reflection supports safe and quality nursing practice.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
CorequisitesMust be enrolled in a Nursing degree AND 10194 Therapeutic Use of Self 1 OR 9043 Contexts of Health and Wellbeing.
Equivalent unitsLearning for Professional Practice 1, 9045.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||08 February 2021||On-Campus||Mrs Courtney Hayes|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||07 February 2022||On-Campus||Mrs Elizabeth Cleary|
Holland, K. & Jenkins, J. (Eds.). (2019). Applying the Roper, Logan, Tierney Model in Practice (3rd ed.). Sydney, NSW: Elsevier. - This is hard copy only. An eBook version is not yet available.
Unit Required reading:
You will need to be familiar with the following sources which may be used throughout the semester as you work through the modules, as well as in preparation for you assessments and clinical placement.
- Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care. (2020). Australian Charter of Health Care Rights (2nd ed.). https://www.safetyandquality.gov.au/sites/default/files/2019-06/Charter%20of%20Healthcare%20Rights%20A4%20poster%20ACCESSIBLE%20pdf.pdf
- Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care. (2017). National safety and quality health service standards (2nd ed.). https://www.safetyandquality.gov.au/sites/default/files/migrated/National-Safety-and-Quality-Health-Service-Standards-second-edition.pdf
- International Council of Nurses. (2012). The ICN code of ethics for nurses. http://www.icn.ch/sites/default/files/inline-files/2012_ICN_Codeofethicsfornurses_%20eng.pdf
- Gillespie, M & Paterson, B. (2009). Helping novice nurses make effective clinical decision: The situated clinical decision-making framework. Nursing Education Perspectives. 30(3): 164-170.
- Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. (2016). Registered nurse standards for practice. http://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/Codes-Guidelines-Statements/Professional-standards/registered-nurse-standards-for-practice.aspx
- Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australian (2018). Code of Conduct for Nurses. https://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/codes-guidelines-statements/professional-standards.aspx
- Smith, S., James, A., Brogan, A., Adamson, E. & Gentleman, M. (2016). Reflections about experiences of compassionate care from award winning undergraduate nurses - What, so what...now what? Journal of Compassionate Health Care. 3(1.): http://doi.org/10.1186/s40639-016-0023-x
Weekly required reading:
Weekly required reading will be posted in each Canvas module and will be available in the 'Reading List' on the unit Canvas site.
Clinical placement guidelines:
Students must read the 'Clinical Placement Guideline' available on both the unit canvas site and on the BN Clinical Placement Canvas site at the start of the semester. You will also need to refer to it throughout the semester in preparation for your clinical placement.
This unit, along with most others in the Bachelor of Nursing will use American Psychological Association referencing style. Please access and use the referencing guide to help you prepare your reference lists and in-text citations in the correct format. Ask Advisors in the Library can also provide support with referencing. This is a very important skill to develop during your studies and in preparation for your future practice.
- American Psychological Association (2017). Publication Manual of the American Psychology Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: Author. - This is the complete manual.
- UC APA referencing quick guide can be found here; https://canberra.libguides.com/c.php?g=599301&p=4148716
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Assessment items must be submitted to the assignment area in the unit's UCLearn site, relating to that piece of assessment. It is the student's responsibility to upload the correct and corresponding draft or assessment item, to the right submission section. Please allow sufficient time for your work to load. Should you encounter and IT difficulties uploading your work, please take screen shots of the what you see (must include date and time) and any error messages and email unit convener immediately. This provides a time stamp of events.
To pass this unit, students must:
- Attempt all assessment items; and
- Attend all the clinical skills practical workshops; and
- Satisfactorily demonstrate any formative (ungraded) skills hurdle* in practical workshops; and
- Achieve a Pass (50% or more) in the OSCA; and
- Achieve a satisfactory assessment for Clinical Placement (INC 1 excluded); and
- Student must attend all clinical placement days; and
- Achieve 50% overall.
*The clinical skills hurdle for INC 1 is 'Hand Hygiene'. This will be assessed during the Intensive B (Practical B) and Intensive C (Practical C).
Clinical placement within the Bachelor of Nursing program is privileged as a critical nursing development opportunity for students. All Integrating Nursing Concepts (INC) units have discrete theory components and a clinical practice component where student capability is assessed. For INC units where the clinical placement is scheduled after the unit teaching and unit results are known (INC1 and INC2 for 2021), students must be on a passing grade to continue onto their scheduled placement. Students who have achieved <50/100 for the unit or who have failed their OSCA will have any upcoming placement cancelled by the CareersUC Placement Team on the advice of the Unit Convenor.
Special assessment requirements
Moderation will be undertaken for all assessment items to ensure that marking is fair and consistent. Moderation will take place in line with the Faculty of Health guidelines and the University 'Assessment Procedures' document http://www.canberra.edu.au/Policies/PolicyProcedure/Index/369
Students can apply for an extension to the submission due date for an assessment item through extenuating, evidenced circumstances (specific details are found in the Assessment Procedures). Extensions must be applied for before the due date. Documentary evidence (e.g. medical certificate) will be expected for an extension to be granted, however this will not guarantee that the application will be successful. The Unit Convener or relevant Program Director will decide whether to grant an extension and the length of the extension.
An Assignment Extension form is available via MyUC under ‘Study' and is also on the unit canvas site under 'Student Resources'.
Late submissions will only be accepted for a limited period. If more than one late submission is made within that period, only the first late submission will be accepted for marking and may be subject to penalties as detailed in the Assessment Procedures.
Late submission of assignments without an approved extension will result in a penalty of 5% reduced marks from the total available, per calendar day late. An assignment submitted over 7 days late will not be accepted.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
You will note the student workload guideline above (6a).
The scheduling for all units in the Bachelor of Nursing as per Allocate+ indicates that students are expected to undertake up to 5 hours per week per unit of directed/self-directed learning (SDL) related to assessment preparation, clinical learning or module content revision.
Each unit has virtual tutorials/seminars of which one per module/week will typically be recorded for those who cannot make their scheduled times, this approach supports flexible delivery, recognising the many priorities that students are managing.
Inclusion and engagement
Any student with a reasonable adjustment plan (RAP) is asked to contact email@example.com to discuss any reasonable adjustments that may be required for clinical placement.
Students within 364JA Bachelor of Nursing must ensure that they meet the Inherent Requirements relevant to the profession of nursing – it is each students responsibility to read and understand these UC Nursing Inherent Requirements statements. For support in meeting the inherent requirements, please make a time with firstname.lastname@example.org and your course convenor BNConvenor@canberra.edu.au
It is expected that students participate in all learning opportunities in this unit. This is inclusive of all scheduled face to face and on-line activities. Assessment items are linked to the unit learning outcomes, the NMBA Registered Nurse Standards for Practice and professional codes. Therefore, all students are required to attend and actively participate in all learning activities scheduled for this unit. Student can self-select their preferred classes via the Allocate+ system.
All INC Units are linked to Clinical Practice and as such, completion of all learning modules, including directed and self directed study, and active participation in scheduled online sessions and any face to face workshops is expected. Participating in seminar (on campus or online) discussions to clarify concepts and to develop confidence with professional communication and verbally expressing ideas can be helpful for students and also supports the learning of student peers (see NMBA RN Standards for Practice 2016 Standard 2 and related criterion https://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/Codes-Guidelines-Statements/Professional-standards/registered-nurse-standards-for-practice.aspx
Practical workshops attendance is required to enable students to practice the ‘skilful doing' aspects of nursing practice. Practical workshops enable students to translate concepts and theoretical understanding into ‘real world' applications safely while practicing professional communication skills. Absence from practical workshops must be notified to the Unit Convener via email with documentary evidence provided for a make up workshop to be considered. Failure to attend practical workshops (as per above 5b) is grounds for an NC ('fail incomplete' grade) in this unit.
Required IT skills
Please note Section 4 B: materials required. You will require computer skills to access the internet upload to the Canvas university site submissions in various formats. This unit may involve online meetings in real time using a virtual room. To participate verbally, rather than just typing, you will need a microphone. For best audio quality we recommend a microphone and speaker headset. For more information and to test your computer, please visit the UCLearn Student Help link.
In-unit costs include vaccinations, costs of pre-placement requirements, cost of uniform and appropriate shoes and texts. Should you have financial difficulties relating to these purchases, please contact the unit convenor.
Work placement, internships or practicums
The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) has accredited the UC Bachelor of Nursing program. For UC graduates to be eligible for registration as a nurse in Australia, attendance on clinical placement for the required number of hours over the course is mandatory. Therefore, attendance is compulsory for clinical placements.
To meet the requirements of the Bachelor of Nursing degree, students must successfully complete the set number of clinical hours within a variety of clinical settings. The University of Canberra has developed relationships with a range of public and private health service providers to achieve this requirement. Students are representing the University and are expected to meet the University student conduct requirements https://www.canberra.edu.au/current-students/canberra-students/conduct
Clinical Placements are organised by the CareersUC Placement Team and are scheduled throughout the calendar year including during class free periods. Once allocated to a clinical placement, students are expected to be available to attend that placement in the roster given by the placement site. There are a range of important learning opportunities available throughout the shift and students are expected to avail themselves of these opportunities. Permission to leave early will only be supported with consultation with the Clinical Liaison Nurse (CLN) and/or Unit Convener.
Students are required to be punctual for placement and should receive their rostered shifts from the CareersUC Placement Team. Shift times commonly start between:
- Morning - 6-9 am (0600-0900)
- Evening - 1-3 pm (1300-1500)
- Night shift - 8-11 pm (2000-2300)
Students are advised to review InPlace regularly to check the status of their pre-placement requirements and to ensure that all contact details are up-to-date. This information must include an emergency point of contact or next of kin.
The CareersUC Placement Team requires evidence of the following before a placement can be organised:
- TB Screening
- NSW Health Forms
- National Criminal History Check
- Working with Vulnerable People Card
- Manual Handling Training Assessment
The student needs to upload this information to InPlace and ensure it is verified (green status) a minimum of four weeks prior to commencing placement.
Further information about Pre-Placement requirements are outlined on the Clinical Placement website https://www.canberra.edu.au/future-students/apply-now/before-you-apply/placement-requirements
The university requires that students complete the UC Student placement / internship agreement form and upload it to Canvas by the first day of clinical placement. Students who do not do so will have their clinical placement cancelled.
Industry mandatory requirements:
Some industry partners will expect students to complete certain learning packages prior to commencing placement at that site. For example, ACT Health requires students to complete e-learning modules on Manual Handling, Infection Prevention, Fire and Emergency, Child protection and Aseptic Technique as well as requiring students to upload their Hand Hygiene Certificate and Acknowledgement Form to the ACT Health website.
Details of what is required and how to submit evidence of completion will be emailed to you by ACT or NSW Health when your placement is confirmed. Students must meet all mandatory pre-placement requirements and submit any requested documentation four weeks before placement is due to start.
Failure to complete mandatory industry partner or pre-placement requirements by the due dates will result in cancellation of your clinical placement and a fail (NC) grade for the unit. Please see the BN Clinical Placement Canvas site and the Clinical Placement website (www.canberra.edu.au/placement) for further detailed information.
Students should check InPlace to ensure their Manual Handling training is current. Annual manual handling training is a pre-placement requirement for all nursing students in any health care facility. This may be in addition to any other e-learning required by a Health Service. Training information can be found on the Faculty of Health Canvas site. Students must complete all of the online Manual Handling training modules and the quiz. Evidence of successful completion of the quiz is then uploaded to InPlace to show proof of completion of manual handling training. Sometimes a practical training session will be needed - you will be advised of this via unit convenor.
Students should ensure that enough time is allowed to complete the online modules (1-2 hours), leaving this until the last moment will result in the student not being able to complete Manual Handling training and subsequent cancellation of their placement.
Canvas Clinical Placement Module Requirements
The Clinical Placement Module within each INC unit contains the activities required to successfully complete clinical placement. Documentation associated with each of the module activities is provided within each activity.
Activities are due prior to, during and after clinical placement. Students should review this module fully, and all associated due dates for activities prior to commencing clinical placement.
All activities must be completed within seven (7) days of completion of clinical placement.
Make up time
Students who need to complete make-up days as a result of missed days on clinical placement will have this arranged by the CareersUC Placement Team. Students are strongly encouraged to self audit their clinical days regularly comparing their clinical attendance records to their InPlace profile. Graduates of the Bachelor of Nursing 364JA must complete 880 hours of supervised practice (110 days) for course completion.
Availability of results:
Assessment marks will be posted on Canvas in the student's grade book, official results are available on grade release day (see MyUC for details). Announcements will be made on the unit canvas site when this occurs.
Student that have extenuating circumstances relating to completion of placement may have final grades withheld until placement is complete.