Integrating Nursing Concepts 6 (Capstone 3) (10208.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.375||9||Faculty Of Health|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Discipline Of Nursing||Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|| Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
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 outcomesOn 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.
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
PrerequisitesMust have passed 63 credit points AND
(Must have passed 10207 Integrating Nursing Concepts 5 (Capstone 2) OR 9047 Learning for Professional Practice 5)
CorequisitesMust be enrolled in 364JA Bachelor of Nursing or 365JA Bachelor of Nursing Advanced.
Equivalent units9062 Learning for Professional Practice 6.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Nursing 2||18 April 2022||On-Campus||Dr Jane Frost|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Nursing 3||18 July 2022||On-Campus||Ms Rebecca Caulfield|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||06 February 2023||On-Campus||Dr Jane Frost|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||31 July 2023||On-Campus||Ms Rebecca Caulfield|
A list of required reading will be provided in the Canvas site for the unit
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.
To pass this unit, students must:
- Submit pre-PEP evidence (100% achievement on MedSafe quizzes) and
- Submit all assessment items, and
- Attend all allocated workshops and
- Achieve a Pass (50% or more) in the final interview, and
- Achieve a satisfactory assessment for PEP, and
- Achieve 50% overall
Students MUST attend a face to face manual handling workshop AND a full day intensive PRIOR to commencement of PEP. If students are unable to meet this requirement, withdrawal from the unit is required. No allowances for medical or extenuating circumstances is available due to the requirements of industry partners and the clinical calendar requirements. Students who are unable to meet this requirement are advised to enrol in INC6 in the semester 1, 2023 period.
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 thePEP is scheduled after the unit teaching and unit results are known, students must be on a passing grade to continue onto their scheduled PEP.
Failure to satisfactorily complete pre-PEP and/or PEP requirements will result in a fail (NX) grade for the unit. Students who receive a fail grade for this unit offering will 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
Professional experience placement (PEP) 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 of 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 clinical placement. 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). Absences must be reported and approved by the CLN 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 convener.
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 https://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'.
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).
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).
Inclusion and engagement
Any student with a reasonable adjustment plan (RAP) is asked to contact firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 https://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/Codes-Guidelines-Statements/Professional-standards/registered-nurse-standards-for-practice.aspx
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 face to face 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
Practical workshops 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. Make up workshops must be attended in the same week and is subject to availability of teaching and equipment resources. Failure to attend practical workshops prior to PEP (as per above 5b) will prevent students from progressing to 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 criminal 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 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.
The following costs are expected with this unit:
Access to Med+Safe®
Self printing of any electronic material provided
Potential costs associated with remote learning activities (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 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 https://www.canberra.edu.au/current-students/canberra-students/conduct
PEP is 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 CareersUC Placement Team. Shift times commonly start between:
- Mornings: 6-9 am (0600-0900hrs)
- Evenings: 1-3 pm (1300-1500hrs)
- Night shift: 8-11 pm (2000-2300hrs)
Required PEP Documents and Assessments
Each Integrating Nursing Concepts (INC) canvas unit contains activities within 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 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 required eLearning, or pre-PEP requirements, within the advised timeframes will result in the cancellation of PEP 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-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 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 clinical practice days, to satisfactorily meet the requirements of the Integrating Nursing Concepts unit. The Bachelor of Nursing 364JA is accredited to include 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.
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