Advanced Nursing Practice: Practice-Based Learning PG (9662.2)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Online
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Health|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Discipline Of Nursing||Post Graduate Level|| Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Critically assess their knowledge, skills, attitudes and individual practice, in light of the professional competencies, standards, and evidence-based interventions relevant to their practice settings;
2. Discuss the competing priorities placed on nurses and nursing in practice-based settings; and devised creative, innovative or practical solutions to the challenges involved; and
3. Develop, implement and assess strategies to develop their individual practice and demonstrated proficiency and achievement of identified outcomes in their practice setting.
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 - 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 - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
Incompatible units7490 Mental Health Nursing Practicum 1 PG; 7491 Mental Health Nursing Practicum 2 PG; AND 8927 Practicum: Chronic and Complex Care.
Equivalent units7490 Mental Health Nursing Practicum 1 PG; 7491 Mental Health Nursing Practicum 2 PG; AND 8927 Practicum: Chronic and Complex Care.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||07 February 2022||Online||Dr Holly Northam|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||06 February 2023||Online||Dr Holly Northam|
4a List of Required Texts/Readings:
Required books: None
Required readings and recommended texts
There will be a range of required readings for this Unit, depending on the student's specialty area. These will be posted on the Advanced Nursing Practice: Practice Based Learning PG (9662) Canvas site.
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.
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
Moderation will be undertaken for all 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 document 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 from the Student Forms page.
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.
To obtain an overall pass grade in this Unit, the student must:
- Complete and submit ALL assessment tasks;
- Obtain an overall aggregate mark of 50%.
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.
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. Nevertheless, in planning your time commitments you should note that for a 3 credit point unit the total notional workload over the semester or term is assumed to be 150 hours.
Students will be expected to use the unit Canvas site on a regular basis. Students are encouraged to check the Canvas site at least twice weekly. The Canvas site is the primary point of contact and communication with the teaching team. Announcements relating to any aspect of the unit, including assessment, will be posted onto the Canvas Announcements. Students are encouraged to post questions related to the unit or content onto the Discussion Board in the first instance. Questions of a private or sensitive nature can be emailed directly to the unit convener.
Workbooks, online podcasts, resources and any formative assessments such as quizzes will be posted onto Canvas and will be found in weekly Modules. Assessment information can be found in the unit outline and on the Canvas site. Student will be required to upload assessments directly to Canvas.
If you have found a useful resource, you are welcome to post a useful link on the Canvas discussion board.
Please familiarise yourself with Canvas and use the Canvas help options as required.
Inclusion and engagement
Any student with a reasonable adjustment plan (RAP) is asked to contact the unit convenor if they wish to enact this plan for support with assessments or classroom engagement or Online engagement
It is required that students participate in all unit learning opportunities in this unit. This is inclusive of all scheduled face to face seminars, workshops, and on-line 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 activites scheduled for this unit.
Required IT skills
Please note Section 4 B: materials required. You will require computer skills to access the internet and by able to upload to the ‘Canvas' university site written submissions using ‘word' and PowerPoint 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.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Advanced Nursing Practice: Practice Based Learning PG (9662) is a work-based Unit. All students are required to be in paid employment that involves practice as a Registered Nurse, with this practice related to the specialty stream in which the students are involved. As employees, students must adhere to the relevant regulatory, legislative and policy requirements of their position.
Returning Graded Assignments: Every effort will be made by the Unit Convenor to return graded Assessment Activities within 2 weeks of the due date. As already noted, students who are given an extension CANNOT expect that their work will be assessed within the conventional 2 weeks' timeframe. It is most likely that the paper will not be assessed and returned until the end of the semester.
Feedback: Receiving feedback is an important aspect of learning. Students should ensure that they read all feedback provided by the Unit Convenor, prior to submitting subsequent Assessment Activities. If students do not understand the feedback they have received, please contact the Unit Convenor for clarification.
Also note that the Unit Convenor welcomes constructive feedback as a means of improving the way in which the Unit is taught.