Integrating Nursing Concepts 2 (Capstone 1) (10204.1)
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Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Articulate the role comprehensive health assessment plays in providing safe and quality nursing care for individuals, families and communities;
2. Demonstrate foundational skills in effective planning, delivery and evaluation of safe and quality nursing care;
3. Engage, beyond the foundation level, with contemporary evidence to inform nursing practice;
4. Demonstrate foundational skills in effective communication within the interdisciplinary healthcare team;
5. Demonstrate the ability to reflect in and on practice so as to inform further development of safe and quality nursing care;
6. Demonstrate an effective use of knowledge of the healthcare care system;
7. Engage consumers as partners in their own care through effective listening and meaningful communication; and
8. Practice in ways that ensure care is respectful and supportive of people with diverse backgrounds.
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 - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
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 - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
Prerequisites10203 Integrating Nursing Concepts 1 OR 9045 Learning for Professional Practice 1
CorequisitesMust be enrolled in 364JA/885AA Bachelor of Nursing or 365JA Bachelor of Nursing Advanced.
Students must also be enrolled in 10191 Foundations for Professional Practice 2 OR 9067 Alterations in Health 1.
Equivalent units9060 Learning for Professional Practice 2
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Required texts, readings and online resources:
Crisp, J., Douglas, C., Rebeiro, G. & Waters, D. (2021). Potter and Perry's fundamentals of nursing (6th Ed.). Elsevier.
Med+Safe (please see purchase details in 4b Materials and Equipment below)
Gillespie, M. & Paterson, B. (2009). Helping novice nurses make effective clinical decisions: The Situated Clinical Decision-Making Framework. Nursing Education Perspectives, 30(3), 164-170. (Link to this online resource in unit reading list)
Students must be familiar with the Nursing Student Professional Experience Placement (PEP) Guidelines and the Faculty of Health Placement Guidelines.
All UC nursing courses use APA 7th Edition for referencing - American Psychological Association (2019). Publication manual of the American Psychology Association (7th ed.). APA.
Estes, M.E.Z., Calleja, P., Theobald, K. & Harvey, Theresa. (2020). Australian and New Zealand Health Assessment and Physical Examination (3rd Ed). Cengage Learning Australia.
Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. (2016) Registered Nurse standards for practice. NMBA. Available from: https://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/Codes-Guidelines-Statements.aspx
International Council of Nurses. (2021). ICN code of ethics for nurses. ICN. Available from: https://www.icn.ch/system/files/2021-10/ICN_Code-of-Ethics_EN_Web_0.pdf
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
All assessment items will be submited online via the Canvas teaching site, unless specifically instructed by the unit convenor.
The first page of each assessment item should include the following information:
- Student ID number
- Assessment Name
- Word Count (if applicable)
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.
Students are strongly encouraged to submit their assessments during business hours to ensure access to Student Support Services including IT Service Desk and the Library. It is important to note that personal network/computer/technical problems are generally not considered acceptable grounds or reasons for an extension to the due date. Students who are experiencing difficulty uploading a submission are strongly encouraged to take a screenshot of any error message, including the date and time, and contact Service Desk for technical support.
Students must submit their own original work that has not been previously submitted for assessment at the University of Canberra. Self plagiarism is grounds for referral for academic misconduct.
To pass this unit, students must:
- Submit all assessment items as instructed, and
- Attend all allocated workshops and seminars, and
- Achieve a Pass (50% or more) in the OSCA, and
- Achieve satisfactory completion of Pre-PEP hurdle where applicable, and
- Meet attendence requirements of the scheduled PEP, and
- Achieve a satisfactory assessment for PEP, and
- Achieve a grade of 50% overall.
PEP 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 PEP is scheduled after the unit teaching and unit results are known, students must be on a passing grade to continue onto their scheduled PEP.
Students who have achieved <50/100 for the unit or who have failed their OSCA (and/or Pre-PEP hurdle if applicable), will have any uncoming PEP cancelled by the CareersUC Placement Team on the advice of the Unit Convenor.
Failure to satisfactorily complete Pre-PEP and/or PEP requirements will result in a fail grade for the unit.
Students who receive a fail grade for this unit offering willl be required to re-enrol in the next available offering and successfully complete all assessment items including theory and practical components, as per the unit outline.
Special assessment requirements
Integrating Nursing Concepts (INC) Units
PEP assessments provide opportunities to evaluate the student's ability to assess and derive clinical understandings in practice using their learnt theoretical framework. Students will be assessed for their ability to respond to and care for those around them using professional ethical nursing practice at year level. Students are required to implement skills safely and effectively in a variety of settings and are assessed against the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia registered Nurse Standards for Practice.
As such, a satisfactory grade must be obtained in the clinical component to pass this unit.
To achieve satisfactory progress, you must:
- Attend all rostered PEP.
- If you are unable to attend for any reason, you must notify the PEP site as soon as possible (before the scheduled shift) that you are unable to attend and notify your supervising Clinical Liaison Nurse (CLN)/Clinical Facilitator (CF).
- Absences must be reported and approved by the CLN, CF or unit convenor.
- Complete all Clinical assessment tasks as stipulated within the INC Canvas site.
Assessment will be moderated by the CLN team and Unit Convenor to ensure that judgments of students' performance are fair and valid. If you require further information on how the assessment tasks of this unit are assessed and moderated, please see the unit convenor.
Moderation will be undertaken for 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 https://www.canberra.edu.au/Policies/PolicyProcedure/Index/369
Late submissions will only be accepted for a limited period. If more than one late submission is made within that period, only the first last submission will be accepted for marking and may be subject to penalties as detailed in the Assessment Procdures.
Supplementary assessment is NOT offered for this unit.
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.
In order to get the most out of your studies, it is strongly recommended that you plan your time commitments, actively engage in class discussions (online or face-to face) and work with your peers as part of your study. The amount of time you will need to spend on study in this unit will depend on a number of factors including your prior knowledge, learning skill level and learning style.
Please note that as per UC guidelines, for each 3 Credit Point unit of study students shoudl expect to spend approximately 150 hours per teaching period on both directed and self directed activities in order to engage meaninfully in the unit content and to develop assessments for learning.
In nursing where PEP is requirement for professional registration, hours expected for engagement and to meet the unit requirements are necessarily adjusted and may fluctuate during the teaching period.
All Bachelor of Nursing students are expected to undertake up to 5 hours per week per unit of directed/self-directed (SDL) related to content engagement, assessment preparation, clinical learning or revision in addition to their timetabled unit contact (i.e., lectures, workshops, tutorials).
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 PEP.
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 timetabled 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.
The theoretical underpinning of caring science is fundamental to ensure safe nursing practice. Completion of all learning modules, including directed and self-directed study, and active participation in workshops is expected. Participating in workshop 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)
All INC Units are linked to PEP and as such, completion of all learning modules, including directed and self directed study, and active participation in seminars and face to face workshops is expected. Participating in seminar/workshop 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)
Practical workshops/seminar attendance and active participation 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/seminars (as per above 5b) will prevent students from progressing to a PEP, hence failure to attend practical workshops is grounds for an NC (fail grade) in this unit.
Pre-PEP requirements must be attended to and submitted via InPlace. Please consult with the Placement Team if your crimal record check or immunisation schedule will become out-of-date while on PEP for 2022.
Required IT skills
Please note the materials required for this unit in Section 4B. 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.
Students undertaking units where there are assessment items conducted online are strongly encouraged to test their setup during the semester. Where support for troubleshooting technical issued is identified by students, students are encouraged to seek support from Service Desk.
The following costs are expected with this unit:
- Access to EAQ/Med+Safe
- Self printing of any electronic material provided
- Potential costs associated with remote learning activities (e.g. reliable computer, transport, accommodation, and internet connection).
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 PEP for the required number of hours over the course is mandatory. Therefore, attendance is compulsory for PEP.
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 http://www.canberra.edu.au/current-students/canberra-students/conduct
PEP are organised by the CareersUC Placement Team and are scheduled throughout the calendar year including during class free periods. Once allocated to a PEP, students are expected to be available to attend that PEP in the roster given by the PEP site. There are a range of important learning opportunities available throughout the shift and students are expected to avail themselves of these opportunities.
Students are required to be punctual for PEP and should receive their rostered shifts from the PEP site. Shift times commonly start between:
- Morning - 6-9 am (0600-0900)
- Evening - 1-3 pm (1300-1500)
- Night shift - 8-11 pm (2000-2300)
Required PEP Documents and Assessments
Each Integrating Nursing Concepts (INC) canvas unit contains activities whin the online Professional Experience Placement (PEP) Module that students are required to successfully complete prior to and during PEP. Documentation associated with each of the activities is provided within the module.
In units where the platform SmartaBase is used students will be provided information and education on using the system and associated PEP requirements.
Prior to commencing PEP all students are required to:
- Review the PEP Module and SmartaBase instructions (where applicable)
- This includes all associated due dates for each of the required activities.
- Accept the conditions and upload a signed copy of the UC Student Agreement.
During PEP all students are required to:
- Complete and submit their mid-placement assessment.
After PEP all students are required to:
- Complete and upload a copy of their timesheets
- This must be completed within seven (7) days of completion of PEP.
Students who do not complete the above activities, within the required timeframes, will not be able to commence/continue or finalise their PEP resulting in a fail (NC) grade.
Additional mandated pre-PEP requirements:
Students are advised to review InPlace regularly to check the status of their pre-PEP 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 PEP 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 PEP.
Industry mandatory requirements:
Students will be advised of any mandatory eLearning which must be completed for specific PEP sites via email or InPlace notification. Students are required to complete all eLearning as directed in this correspondence in order to participate in their PEP as scheduled.
Failure to complete mandatory eLearning, or pre-PEP requirements, within the advised timeframes will result in cancellation of PEP and a fail (NC) grade for the unit.
Please see the BN Clinical Placement Canvas site and the Clinial 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-PEP 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 PEP.
Failure to complete the required Manual Handling training, within the advised timeframes, will result in the cancellation of PEP and a fail (NC) grade for the unit.
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 hours regularly and compare these to the hours recorded on their InPlace profile to ensure accuracy.
Unless they have evidence of extenuating circumstances, students are expected to complete all rostered PEP days to satisfactorily meet the requirements of the Integrating Nursing Concepts unit. The Bachelor of Nursing 364JA requires 880 hours of supervised practice for course completion.
Students who are approved to complete make-up days as a result of absence due to extenuating circumstances, will have this arranged by the CareersUC Placement Team and will be notified via InPlace.
Removal from PEP
Students who demonstrate unsatisfactory progress towards the expected standard of practice for their enrolled Integrating Nursing Concepts unit at any point throughout their PEP will be commenced on an Individual Support Plan (ISP) with specific learning strategies and goals.
If the strategies and goals are not met, students will receive an unsatisfactory Clinical Assessment, which will result in removal from PEP and a fail grade (NC) for the unit.
If the students conduct or practice constitutes a significant risk to public safety, as assessed by the clinical site, CLN, or CF, a student's PEP may be suspended or terminated immediately without an ISP in place. The student will meet with the unit convenor and discuss their progress in the unit, and alternate arrangements may be made depending on the outcome of the meeting and any investigations or inquiries.