Learning for Professional Practice 4 (9061.3)
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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)
Focusing on professional nursing caring, students use nursing inquiry and multiple theoretical perspectives to demonstrate safe and effective professional practice within a predefined scope of practice.
Learning for Professional Practice 4 requires students to participate in a formally organised health care clinical placement.
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Critically reflect on and evaluate personal learning practice when nursing caring for person, people, family and community;
2. Demonstrate nursing caring and inquiry associated with a predefined scope of practice consistent with contemporary evidence and national standards and guidelines; and
3. Demonstrate safe and effective professional nursing practice.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
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 - 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 - 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
PrerequisitesMust have passed 9067 Alterations in Health 1 or 9053 Alterations in Health 2
AND 9054 Pharmacology for Nurses, 9045 Learning For Professional Practice 3 AND 9051 Nursing Inquiry
CorequisitesEnrolment in Bachelor of Nursing
Incompatible unitsRestrictions: This unit is not open to students who have passed 7436 Experience of Chronic Illness
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Essential prescribed electronic resource:
Med+Safe. Retrieved from http://www.medsafe.com.au/
Med+Safe is an essential resource and MUST be purchased in order to satisfy the assessment item 'Medication Calculation Test (Med+Safe)'. Med+Safe must be purchased online at www.medsafe.com.au.
If you have not already purchased a 3 year licence for a pre-requisite unit of study please ensure you choose the students only option at a cost of $80 for a 3 year licence to access this resource.
Crisp, J., Douglas, C., Rebeiro, G., & Waters, D. (Eds). (2017). Potter and Perry's Fundamentals of Nursing (5th ed). Chatswood, NSW: Elsevier Australia. Library call number: RT41.P682017 available on short loan.
Crisp, J., Taylor, C., Douglas, C., & Rebeiro, G. (2013). (Eds.). Potter and Perry's fundamentals of nursing (4th ed.). Chatswood, Australia: Elsevier Australia. Library call number: RT41.P682013 available on short loan.
If you have the 4th edition of this textbook page numbers may vary, the content is similar, you are not required to purchase the 5th edition.
Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (2018). Code of conduct for Nurses. Melbourne, Vic. Available from: http://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/Codes-Guidelines-Statements/Professional-standards.aspx
Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (2016). Registered Nurse standards for practice. Melbourne, Vic: ANMC. Available from: http://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/Codes-Guidelines-Statements/Professional-standards.aspx
University of Canberra, (2018). Bachelor of Nursing clinical placement resource manual for students, Jan 2018. Unpublished. Available on the Bachelor of Nursing Clinical Placement Information Canvas site: https://uclearn.canberra.edu.au/courses/4439/pages/bachelor-of-nursing-clinical-placement-resource-manual-for-students-jan-2018?module_item_id=305792
University of Canberra, (2018). Bachelor of Nursing Clinical Placement Assessment Booklet Learning for Professional Practice 4, January 2018. Available on the Bachelor of Nursing Clinical Placement Information Canvas site: https://uclearn.canberra.edu.au/courses/4439/pages/clinical-placement-assessment-booklets?module_item_id=305793
University of Canberra, (2015). Faculty of Health work intergrated learning guidelines. Unpublished. Available on the Bachelor of Nursing Clinical Placement Information Canvas site: https://uclearn.canberra.edu.au/courses/4439/files/409451?module_item_id=305796
Highly recommended text:
Jarvis, C. (2016). Jarvis's physical examination and health assessment: Australian and New Zealand edition (2nd ed.). Chatswood, Australia: Elsevier Australia.Library call number: RT76.J371 2016 available on short loan.
Brown, D., Edwards, H., Seaton, L. & Buckley, T. (Eds). (2015) Lewis's medical-surgical nursing: Assessment and management of clinical problems (4th ed). Chatswood, Elsevier Australia. Library call number: RT41.L48 2015 available on short loan.
VandenBos, G.R.(Ed.). (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. Library call number BF76.7.P83 2010 available on short loan.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Extension and moderation procedure Nursing 2018
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 from the Student Forms page.
Students must submit the request for extenuating circumstances to the Unit Convener at the earliest possible opportunity, no later than 5 working days before the scheduled due date of the assessment.
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 assessment submitted over 7 days late without an extension will not be accepted.
For deferred examinations and deferred OSCE/OSCA, applications (together with any supporting evidence and a declaration by the student affirming that they have no knowledge of the content of the initial examination) must be lodged within 3 days of the scheduled examinations.
Intra-semester deferred examination and OSCE/OSCA deferral applications must be sent directly to the Unit Convener. Final exam deferral applications must be sent directly to the Timetabling and Examinations Office.
All units undergo internal moderation procedures to review assessments, content, learning outcomes and structure. Marking standardisation techniques are used to ensure that different markers within the unit can achieve maximum agreement across grade bands using samples of randomly selected student work.
1. All assessment activities which result in grades of High Distinction (85% or more) will be marked by two different assessors.
2. All assessment activities which result in a Fail (NX) grade of (45-49%) will be blind marked by two different assessors.
3. All assessment activities which result in grades less than 45% will be marked by one assessor.
4. Any failed piece of assessment that leads to an overall fail grade for the unit will be marked by a second assessor.
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.
This unit provides the clinical experiences required for graduates to meet the Registered Nurse Standards for Practice (2016) and the requirements for registration as a nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. Attendance at scheduled clinical placements and on-campus workshops is required to pass the Unit.
The workload during the clinical placement period is significant. Students must not schedule paid work on scheduled clinical days and when on block placements of one or more weeks, consider not undertaking paid work for that period to allow adequate rest and relaxation.
The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) has accredited the Bachelor of Nursing course, to enable registration as a Registered Nurse in Australia. The accreditation requirements include compulsory attendance on clinical placement. Therefore, attendance is mandatory at all scheduled workshops and compulsory for clinical placements.
Clinical Placement Requirements
Students are required to attend the placement for the duration of the rostered shift. There is 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 on medical grounds.
Once allocated to a clinical placement, students are expected to be available to attend that placement, in the allocated roster pattern. Clinical placement attendance on the rostered shifts is a requirement in the Learning for Professional Practice Units.
Students should not attend placement or workshops when they are unwell. The process for notification of clinical absence is found on the Bachelor of Nursing Clinical Placement Canvas site.
All notified absences will require make-up time. Make up time may not be provided in the original placement site. An additional orientation day may be required when make-up time is provided in a new setting.
Required IT skills
The Placement Office team coordinates placements, and information about placements using the InPlace information management system. All students will have access to InPlace once enrolled in the semester. Please note that correspondence about clinical placements, generated by the InPlace system, will be directed to students' university email address. Students are expected to check their university email accounts at least weekly.
Information on how to use the InPlace system is available on the UC Professional placements website: https://www.canberra.edu.au/current-students/canberra-students/work-integrated-learning/prepare-current-students/Health
Costs will be incurred for the following unit requirements: textbook, student nurse uniform (available from the UC Student Union shop), shoes deemed safe for clinical placement and workshops.
You will also be required to undertake pre-clinical placement preparation (if you have not already done so) in order to be eligible to participate in clinical placement. These include but are not limited to: National Police record check, all required immunisations, Working with Vulnerable people check, Tuberculosis (TB) screening check, and NSW health forms (3) as well as an up to date CPR / First aid certificate.
For questions related to the above please contact Placement Office directly or go to the Placement office website for information.
Transportation to and from clinical placement is a student responsibility. Students are expected to arrive at least 10 minutes before the scheduled shift start time. Consistently arriving late or leaving early will be considered unprofessional conduct.
Students are required to meet the costs associated with clinical placements, including accommodation costs placements outside Canberra. Scholarships to support students on placement are available from the Australian College of Nursing: http://rcna.org.au/wcm/.
Work placement, internships or practicums
In order 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.
Clinical placements are organised through the Placement Office and scheduled throughout the calendar year, including during class free periods.
The 2018 Clinical Placement Calendar on the Bachelor of Nursing Clinical Placement Canvas site outlines the dates for clinical blocks.
Once allocated to a clinical placement, students are expected to be available to attend that placement, in the allocated roster pattern. 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 on medical grounds. Refer to section 5A, Assessment item 5: Clinical Placement for further clinical placement requirement information.
For more information on Clinical Placement, please refer to the Bachelor of Nursing Clinical Placement Resource Manual for Students January 2018, located on the Bachelor of Nursing Clinical Placement Canvas site.
Students are required to comply at all times with the University of Canberra (Student Conduct) Rules (2017) in addition to the conduct requirements of the Health Facility.
The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) regulates the practice of nursing students who are enrolled in the course and undertaken practice-based learning. As with Registered Nurses, nursing students are required to adhere to the NMBA Code of Conduct for Nurses and Code of Ethics for Nurses:
All students must be aware of and adhere to the guidelines around the use of social media.
The NMBA have Codes, Guidelines and Statements, of which you need to access, understand, and practice by. Failure to comply with these standards may result in a fail grade.