Integrating Nursing Concepts 3 (10205.2)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| Bruce, Canberra
UC Sydney Hills, Castle Hill, NSW
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Health|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Discipline Of Nursing||Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit|| Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
This unit includes the development of technical and non-technical nursing skills and collaborative approaches to safe nursing care across the lifespan. The focus of this unit is physical, social and emotional wellbeing and care of a person undergoing surgery including medication management. Informed by assessment and integration of multiple knowledges, students will begin to identify actual and potential health needs and nursing interventions and engage safely in the provision of person-centred care in simulated and supervised clinical settings. In applying evidence informed theoretical knowledge and clinical skills, students will identify their personal learning and development needs through reflective practice.
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Communicate effectively with interprofessional colleagues and healthcare teams, and advocate, with support, for people and families to ensure safe care;
2. Integrate culturally appropriate psychosocial and emotional wellbeing assessments into the holistic care of people and their families;
3. Describe the interconnectedness of mental and physical health and integrate evidence informed strategies, policies and guidelines to promote wellbeing;
4. Participate in person centred nursing care activities safely under supervision for people across the lifespan, using evidence to identify health needs and develop rationales for care;
5. Model safety in the simulated environment including documentation, clinical handover, risk assessment and prevention, parenteral medication administration and nursing care for a person undergoing surgery;
6. Assess deterioration in health status and initiate care escalation, accurately communicate nursing assessment and actions verbally and in writing; and
7. Demonstrate expected level of understanding and performance in simulated and professional environments commensurate with the scope of practice for Integrating Nursing Concepts 3.
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
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
Prerequisites10204 Integrating Nursing Concepts 2 (Capstone 1) OR 11962 Integrating Nursing Concepts 2 AND
11835 Person-Centred Practice in Nursing OR 10194 Therapeutic Use of Self 1 AND
10202 Concepts in Pharmacology OR 11964 Concepts in Pharmacology
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||06 February 2023||On-Campus||Mr Brad Leeson|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||05 February 2024||On-Campus||Mr Brad Leeson|
|2024||UC Sydney Hills, Castle Hill, NSW||Semester 1||05 February 2024||On-Campus||Mr Brad Leeson|
Bauldoff, G., Gubrud, P. & Carno, M. (2020). Lemone and Burke's medical surgical nursing: Critical thinking for person-centred care. (7th ed.). Pearson.
Crisp, J., Douglas, C., Rebeiro, G. & Waters, D. (2021). Potter and Perry's fundamentals of nursing (6th Aust. ed.). Elsevier.
Levett-Jones, T. (2017). Clinical reasoning: Learning to think like a nurse. (2nd ed.). Pearson.
McCormack, B. & McCance, T. (2016). Person-centred practice in nursing and health care: Theory and practice. (2nd ed.). Wiley-Blackwell.
Med+Safe (IntelliLearn). Med+Safe is an online dose calculation programme that is used throughout the curriculum in multiple units. (See Materials and Equipment for required equipment for purchase details).
All students must be familiar with the Nursing Student Clinical Placement Guidelines and the Faculty of Health Placement Guidelines.
American Psychological Association.(2019). Publication manual of the American Psychology Association (7th ed.). APA.
Australian College of Perioperative Nurses (ACORN). Standards for perioperative nursing in Australia (16th ed.). Australian College of Perioperative Nurses Ltd.
Clendon, J. & Munns, A. (2019). Community Health and Wellness: Principles of primary health care (6th ed.). Elsevier.
Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. (2016). Registered Nurse standards for practice. NMBA. Available from: http://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/Codes-Guidelines-Statements/Professional-standards/registered-nurse-standards-forpractice.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
Assessment items must be submitted to the assignment area in the Unit's Canvas site, relating to that piece of assessment. It is the student's responsibility to upload the correct and corresponding assessment item to the right submission section.
To pass this unit students must:
- Attempt all assessment items, and
- Attend all allocated workshops, and
- Attend all allocated seminars, and
- Achieve a satisfactory completion of the Med+Safe quiz, and
- Achieve satisfactory completion of clinical hurdles where applicable, and
- Achieve a satisfactory assessment for Professional Experience Placement (PEP), and
- Achieve 50% overall.
PEP within the Bachelor of Nursing programme 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, students must be on a passing grade to continue on to 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.
Moderation will be undertaken for assessment items to ensure that marking is fair and consistent. Moderation processes are in line with the Faculty of Health guidelines and the University Assessment Procedures
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.
Special assessment requirements
Integrating Nursing Concepts (INC) Units
PEP assessments provide opportunities to evaluate the student's ability to apply theoretical knowledge and frameworks, technical and non-technical skills in clinical practice settings. Students will be assessed for their ability to respond to and care for patients and families, 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 (2016) 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 placement 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.
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.
You will note the student workload guidelines above.
Please note that as per UC guidelines, for each 3 Credit Point unit of study students should expect to spend approximately 150 hours per teaching period on both directed and self directed activities in order to engage meaningfully 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 learning (SDL) related to content engagement, assessment preparation, clinical learning or revision in addition to their timetabled unit contact (ie. lectures, workshops, tutorials).
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 should expect to spend approximately 150 hours per teaching period on both directed and self-directed activities in order to engage meaningfully in the unit content and to develop assessments for learning.
All Bachelor of Nursing students are expected to undertake a minimum of five (5) hours per week per unit of directed/self-directed learning (SDL), related to content engagement, assessment preparation, clinical learning, or revision, in addition to their timetabled unit contact (i.e., lectures, workshops, tutorials).
In nursing where PEP is a requirement for professional registration, hours expected for engagement and to meet the unit requirements are necessarily adjusted and may fluctuate during the teaching period.
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 Inclusion and your Course Convenor
Inclusion and engagement
Any student with a reasonable adjustment plan (RAP) is asked to contact Inclusion@canberra.edu.au 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 Inherenet Requirements statements. For support in meeting the inherent requirements, please make a time with Inclusion@canberra.edu.au and your course convenor BNConvenor@canberra.edu.au.
It is expected that students participate in all unit 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 opportunities scheduled for this Unit. Students can self-select their preferred classes via the Allocate+ system.
All INC Units are linked to Clinical Placement and as such, completion of all learning modules, including directed and self-directed study, and active participation in workshop sessions is expected. Participating in seminar 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 workshop 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 Convenors via email with documentary evidence provided for a make-up workshop to be considered. Failure to attend practical workshops is grounds for an NC (fail grade) in this unit.
It is expected that students will 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.
Students are expected to attend their allocated workshop/tutorial (and seminar in INC units). Failure to meet the attendance requirements of this unit will result in a NC grade. In the event that a student experiences extenuating circumstances impacting on their ability to attend their allocated workshop the student must notify the unit convenor via the unit email and provide documentary evidence to support their absence.
Approved absences, supported by documentary evidence, will be determined at the discretion of the unit convenor. Where an approved absence is granted, the student will be advised of the required make up work and timeframe.
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 https://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/Codes-Guidelines-Statements/Professional-standards/registered-nurse-standards-for-practice.aspx)
The following costs are expected with this unit:
- Self printing of any electronic material provided.
- Potential costs associated with remote learning activities and/or assessments (e.g. reliable computer and internet connection).
Required IT skills
Please note the materials required for this unit section. 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 issues is identified by students, students are encouraged to seek support from Service Desk.
Clinical uniform is required for both clinical practical intensives and clinical placement and can be purchased from the UC shop on campus. For requirements please see the Clinical Placement Guidelines booklet available on the BN Clinical Placement Canvas site. Pre-clinical requirements sometimes incur a cost such as National Police check/Crime check, and vaccination completion. See 6g for list of requirements for placement.
The following costs are expected with this unit:
- Self printing of any electronic material provided
- Potential costs associated with remote learning activities and/or assessments (e.g. reliable computer 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 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 Convenor.
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) (please note that night shifts are not rostered to students in INC3
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:
Immunisations (multiple- see Placement office staff for specific details)
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 the 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 Careers UC 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 for course completion.