Advanced Nursing Practice: Theoretical Foundations PG (9663.2)
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|Discipline Of Nursing||Post Graduate Level|| Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Critically appraise the philosophical foundations of nursing, including the way in which these foundations have shaped nursing knowledge, the nursing profession, and nursing research, policy and practice;
2. Examine how nursing knowledge and the nursing profession, including nursing identity, can influence the competing social, political, legal and ethical demands that influence the delivery of contemporary healthcare; and
3. Apply the nursing theory and knowledge to their own nursing identity and practice, thereby strengthening their capacity to uphold national and international standards of nursing.
Graduate attributes1. 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
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
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
The University of Canberra provides a high-quality, innovative educational experience. Our courses are designed to equip our graduates to be leaders of their profession, to be outward-looking global citizens and to value lifelong learning.
An explanation of how the graduate attributes are algined to the Learning Outcomes is provided in later sections.
Incompatible units7488 Mental Health Nursing: Professional Parameters PG.
Equivalent units7488 Mental Health Nursing: Professional Parameters PG.
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George, J. (2011). Nursing Theories: The base for professional nursing practice (6th edition). Boston: Sage. Library Call Number: RT84.5.N88 2011
Any recent (5-7 yrs old) nursing theory text. The UC Library has several available as e-texts.
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition. (2010). Washington DC: American Psychological Association. Library Call Number: BF76.7.P83 2010
Perrin, R. (2015). Pocket guide to APA Style, (Perrin's 5th Edition). Boston, MA: Wadsworth Cengage Learning. Library Call Number: BF76.7.P47 2015
I will discuss and point to additional sources as we travel this learning journey.
Alligood, M. (2014). Nursing Theorists and Their Work, 8th Edition. New York: Mosby. [Electronic Resource].
Chinn, P. & Kramer, M. (2011). Integrated Theory & Knowledge Development in Nursing, 8th Edition. New York: Elsevier. [Electronic Resource].
Greenwood, J. (2000). Nursing Theory in Australia: Development and Application (2nd edition). Frenchs Forest: Prentice Hall. Library Call Number: RT84.5.N895 2000
McKenna, H., Pajnkihar, M., & Murphy, F. (2014). Fundamentals of Nursing Models, Theories and Practice. London: Wiley Blackwell. [Electronic Resource].
Reed, P. & Crawford, N. (Eds.) (2008). Perspectives on nursing theory, 5th edition. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Library Call Number: RT84.5.P47.2008
Chinn, P. & Kramer, M. (2011). Integrated Theory & Knowledge Development in Nursing, 8th Edition. New York: Elsevier. Library Call Number: RT84.5.C. 50 2011
These texts are available for short loan from the University Library.
Additional readings will be provided on E-Reserve, which can be accessed via the Advanced Nursing Practice: Theoretical Foundations - PG (9663) Moodle site OR Link to search page for eReserve (electronic materials).
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.
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.
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
It is strongly recommended that students who need assistance in undertaking the unit because of disability or an ongoing health condition register with the Inclusion and Engagement Office as soon as possible so that reasonable adjustment arrangements can be made.
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 activities scheduled for this unit.
Required IT skills
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
There are no work placement requirements for this Unit.