Nursing Caring and Inquiry: Foundational (9049.2)
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|Discipline Of Nursing||Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit|| Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Nursing caring is informed by multiple knowledges including individual experience, contemporary policies, guidelines and research to promote positive person, people, family and community outcomes.
Students will be expected to develop a program of self directed learning with guidance, related to new and assumed previous knowledge using self directed learning strategies.
Learning outcomesUpon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Analyse nursing inquiry to inform foundational nursing caring for people, person, family and community across the lifespan who are experiencing varying alterations in health requiring medical and surgical interventions;
2. Describe and justify foundational pharmacological approaches to support wellness; and
3. Examine multiple evidences to inform nursing inquiry and practice discussions.
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
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 - think globally about issues in their profession
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 - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
Prerequisites9051 Nursing Inquiry AND 9066 Nursing Caring.
CorequisitesEnrolment in Bachelor of Nursing AND 9046 Learning for Professional Practice 3.
Incompatible unitsRestrictions: This unit is not open to students who have passed 7432 Acute Care Adult.
Assumed knowledge9067 Alterations in Health 1; 9045 Learning for Professional Practice 1; 9060 Learning for Professional Practice 2
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Lemone, P., Burke, K., Dwyer, T., Levett-Jones, T., Moxham, L., Reid-Searl, K., Berry, K., Carville, K., Hales, M., K, N., Luxford, Y., Raymond, D. (2014). Medical-Surgical Nursing: Critical Thinking for Patient-Centred Care (2nd ed.). Frenchs Forrest, NSW: Pearson Australia.
Crisp. J., Taylor, C., Douglas, C., & Rebeiro, G. (2016). Potter and Perry's Fundamentals of Nursing (5th ed). Chatswood, NSW: Elsevier Australia.
American Psychological Association (2010). Publication manual for the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Craft, J. & Gordon, C.. (2015). Understanding Pathophysiology. (2nd ed) Chatswood NSW: Elsevier.
Levett-Jones, T. (Ed). (2018). Clinical Reasoning: Learning to Think Like a Nurse. (2nd ed). Frenchs Forrest, NSW: Pearson Australia.
McKenna, L. & Lim, A. (2012). Pharmacology for nursing and midwifery (1st ANZ ed.). Sydney, Australia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Assessment 1: Online quizzes will be completed on Moodle by the specified closing date. There is no option for completing a hard copy quiz.
Assessment 2: Patient Experience Case Analysis Written Report: will be submitted online via the unit Moodle site (see 5f). Assignment cover sheets are no longer required. Instead, students will confirm the following online declaration (from the old cover sheet) at the point of submission:
I certify that:
• the attached assignment is my own work and no part of this work has been written for me by any other person except where such collaboration has been authorised by the lecturer/s concerned;
• material drawn from other sources has been fully acknowledged as to author/creator, source and other bibliographic details according to unit-specific requirements for referencing; and
• no part of this work has been submitted for assessment in any other unit in this or another Faculty except where authorised by the lecturer/s concerned.
Electronically submitted assessment pieces will be returned electronically via Moodle within three weeks of submission date unless otherwise advised.
Grounds for applying for an extension
The onus rests on students to comply with timelines for completing and submitting assessments, and this is part of the good management and performance skills we are seeking to develop in students through the educational process. Lecturers also have a responsibility to ensure equity and fairness to the majority of students who submit their assessments on time.
For these reasons, you need to establish genuine circumstances for an extension to be granted. You will need to supply documentary evidence to establish the genuine nature of your circumstances.
Please note: Extensions of more than 7 days will not generally be granted unless there are extenuating circumstances.
Process for applying for an extension:
Students are advised to liaise directly with their Unit Convenor for requests for extension. Requests for extension should be emailed to the Unit Convenor or approved delegate, although there may be circumstances where Inclusion & Welfare will liaise on behalf of the student.
Requests for extensions should be on the attached Assignment Extension Application form and submitted at least 5 days prior to the submission date.
The Unit Convenor, or approved delegate, will inform the student of the outcome of their request as per Faculty procedures. Where the Unit Convenor, or approved delegate, does not approve the assignment extension request, the student may seek consultation with Inclusion & Welfare. If considered appropriate, Inclusion & Welfare will liaise with the relevant Academic staff member, following consultation with the student.
University of Canberra Assignment Extension Application Policy Form.
Special assessment requirements
To obtain an overall pass grade in this unit, the student must:
- Attempt all assessment items according to the Assessment instructions; and
- Obtain an overall aggregate mark of 50%.
The opportunity to resubmit written work and supplementary exams are not offered in this unit. Please seek clarification and guidance about assessment requirements prior to the submission of work from the teaching team. Refer to the UC Supplementary Assessment Policy
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.
Text Matching Software
The University of Canberra has available, through LearnOnline (Moodle), text-matching software that helps students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understandings of academic integrity. Known as URKUND, the software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts. Click here for further information on the URKUND text-matching software.
Prescribed weekly reading
It is essential that each student has read the weekly reading prior to tutorial attendance. Set readings will be posted on the Canvas website each week. Students are expected to read widely: this includes professional journal articles and other materials sourced by you through electronic databases of the UC and other libraries.
The UC Library provides free information sessions and on-line tutorials regarding accessing appropriate reading sources for academic pursuits. See the Library notice board or website for details.
Students are expected to attend or listen to all lectures and actively participate in all tutorials. Tutorials are interactive and contribution in class fosters deeper personal learning and the learning of the group. Pre-reading and involvement in tutorials is essential to meeting the learning outcomes of this unit.
Required IT skills
Information will be available to students via the unit Learn Online (Canvas) site. It is expected that students will have basic skills in word processing, email and internet, as well as an ability to use databases and search engines to locate information. Students who require assistance with IT skills should contact the Academic Skills Program.
Assistance using Moodle can be obtained via University of Canberra Website by following the http://learnonline.canberra.edu.au/ links.
Work placement, internships or practicums
General guidelines for a written paper:
1. Presentation: The paper should be in a Word document format, with double line spacing on a single side of A4 paper. Each A4 page should have a 2.5 cm margin on all sides. Pages should be numbered.
2. Structure: Academic writing style must be maintained throughout the paper. The paper must have an introduction, a body (which presents the issues and discusses/analyses them), a conclusion and a reference list. There are many texts available about organising and presenting papers in the library and bookshop.
3. Clarity and Expression: Concepts should be analysed and written clearly and concisely. The paper must demonstrate correct grammatical expression and spelling. It is very useful to ask someone else to proof read your paper to help eliminate errors and to use the APA manual for grammatical assistance.
4. Use of references: Your work must be supported by current published professional literature (no more than 10 years old) and properly referenced in APA format. Resources must not be limited to texts only. It is an expectation that you use database searches to obtain recent professional journal articles (CINAHL, Medline, OVID, etc.). The library at the University of Canberra is a useful source of information and assistance with conducting a review of literature, researching and database use.
5. Referencing requirements: Students should use APA referencing style correctly and consistently. The following link provides information on acceptable writing and citation requirements for this unit: http://www.canberra.edu.au/studyskills/writing
Health Resource Learning Centre
The Health Learning Resource Centre (HLRC) is located in 12C24. It is designed to enhance the learning and university experience for health students with particular emphasis on students in their first year. A drop-in service staffed by peer mentors from the different health disciplines is available to help health students with research and study skills. Visit the HLRC for more details and timetables for peer mentors. Students can contribute to the Centre by being peer mentors. See the Faculty of Health's Student Liaison Officer – Suzanne Clarke (1C143A) for more information.