Foundations of Professional Planning (9799.5)
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|Discipline Of Nursing||Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Prof Pathway Psychology-After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 2 2021 (Prof Pathway Psychology-Before 1 Jan 2021)
Band 2 2021 (Standard Course Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Pg Clinical Psychology)
Band 4 2021 (Standard Course Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Identify the key discipline-specific and generic skills, attitudes and abilities they will need in their academic and professional lives over the next five years;
2. Map out their academic and professional trajectories over the next five years;
3. Identify communication modes appropriate to their discipline and professional destination (written communication, presentation skills, negotiation skills, listening skills, video/audio and multimedia presentation, scientific discourse, mathematical and statistical communication, communication through social media, and other methods);
4. Employ logical reasoning, effective argument, critical and creative thinking skills, and appropriate academic integrity to communicate effectively in specific academic assessment tasks (essays, presentations, scientific reports, and others);
5. Examine how cultural, social and professional boundaries, identities and expectations shape and influence communication, and how to work with these factors in communicating effectively in a globalised world;
6. Work effectively in teams to achieve academic and real-world/professional goals; and
7. Reflect upon the relationship between diversity, divergence and innovation in effective teamwork.
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 - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional 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 - evaluate and adopt new technology
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
CorequisitesMust be enrolled in 364JA Bachelor of Nursing or 365JA Bachelor of Nursing Advanced.
Equivalent units9572 Becoming a Professional.
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The following textbooks will be used throughout this unit: copies are available via the UC library
Harrison, Birks & Mills. (2021). Transition to Nursing Practice: From Student to Professional. Melbourne, VIC: Oxford University Press. Available University of Canberra Library Online.
Hofmeyer, A. & Fedoruk, M. ( 2014). Becoming a nurse: An evidence based approach (2nd Ed.). Melbourne, VIC: Oxford University Press. Available University of Canberra Library Online.
Chang, E. & Daly, J. (2019). Transitions in nursing: Preparing for professional practice (5th Ed.). Chatswood, NSW: Elsevier Australia. Available University of Canberra Library (not available online).
American Psychological Association (2020). Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th Ed.). USA: Authors. Library call number: BF76.7.P83 2020 available on short loan.
Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (2018). Code of conduct for Nurses. Melbourne, Vic. Available from: https://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: https://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/codes-guidelines-statements/professional-standards/registered-nurse-standards-for-practice.aspx
Readings, videos and lecture podcasts will be provided on the unit Canvas site.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
All assessment items will be submitted online via the Canvas teaching site, unless specifically instructed by the unit convenor.
The first page of each assessment item should include the following information:
- Student ID number
- Assessment Name
- Word Count (if applicable)
Student's names are not to be included on any assessment tasks/submissions. Only Student ID numbers should be included (as per the Assessment Policy and Assessment Procedures).
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.
Students are strongly encouraged to submit their assessment during business hours to ensure access to Student Support Services including IT Service Desk and the Library. It is important to note that personal network/computer/technical problems are generally not considered acceptable grounds or reasons for an extension to the due date. Students who are experiencing difficulty uploading a submission are strongly encouraged to take a screenshot of any error messages, including the date and time, and contact Service Desk for technical support.
Students must submit their own original work that has not been previously submitted for assessment at the University of Canberra. Self plagiarism is grounds for referral for academic misconduct.
To pass this unit, students must:
- Submit all assessment items as instructed, and
- Achieve 50% overall.
Special assessment requirements
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
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 the Assessment Procedures.
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. The total workload for units of different credit point value should vary proportionally. For example, for a 6 credit point unit the total notional workload over a semester or term is assumed to be 300 hours.
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
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 PEP.
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 will 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
The following costs are expected with this unit:·
- Self printing of electronic material
- Potential costs associated with remote learning activities (e.g. reliable computer and internet connection).
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.
Work placement, internships or practicums