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Clinical Practice 3 (NUR239)

School School of Health Professions
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: AW6-placement
MANDURAH: AW6-placement
Description This unit is the third of eight clinical practice units that provides the opportunity for students to develop clinical skills, knowledge and competence within clinical contexts. This unit will focus on the nursing skills and knowledge that can be applied to the complex care of the individual, family and community. This unit will contribute 120 clinical hours towards integrated workplace learning completed within either a medical, surgical, mental health, community health or paediatrics context .
Timetabled Learning Activities Clinical practice simulation: 20 hours pre placement, clinical practice debrief: 4 hours post placement
Unit Learning Experiences This unit incorporates 150 hours of supported placement. This involves 20 hours of pre placement clinical simulation, 120 hours of clinical placement (plus 6 hours of clinical portfolio completion) and 4 hours of post placement brief. The 120 hours of clinical placement will provide an opportunity for students to demonstrate a level of competence commensurate with the knowledge and experience of a semester 3 nursing student in each domain of the NMBA Standards for the Registered Nurse (2016). Each component of the placement must be completed. Non-completion of any component may impact on progression through the course.
Other Learning Experiences Clinical placement: 120 hours over a 3 week period.
Clinical portfolio/reflection completion: 2 hours per week
Assessment Students must complete a Clinical Portfolio which will provide an opportunity for students to apply knowledge, demonstrate understanding, develop critical reflection and other academic skills that are required for success within a clinical placement. The Clinical Portfolio will provide opportunities for students to apply theoretical concepts and research evidence to practice, and develop written communication skills. Additionally, the assessment will introduce students to university and professional requirements and expectations, and allow them to develop academic, professional and lifelong learning skills. Informal feedback is provided to the student by the Clinical Nurse Facilitator on a regular basis during the week long placement, in addition formal feedback is provide to the student through the summative assessment at the completion of the placement.
Prerequisites Enrolment in Bachelor of Nursing. Completion of all Year 1 nursing units, NUR232 Case Based Inquiry Acute Care Perspectives 1 or NUR203 Acute Care 1, and NUR233 Case Based Inquiry Community Perspectives 1 or NUR256 Medication Management for Nursing. Completion of Clinical Practice 3 pre practicum requirements (including documentation, serology, CPR, hand hygiene certificate, manual handing, police clearance, WA Department of Health clearance, certificate and maths).
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed NUR257 may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Assessment A result of Ungraded Pass or Fail is awarded for this unit.
Previously 2015: 'Clinical Nursing Practice 3'
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Nursing (BNurs) [New in 2016]
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

Contacts

Unit Coordinator
NUR239
Mrs Helen Dugmore
Lecturer in Nursing (Clinical Practice Coordinator)

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6779
e: H.Dugmore@murdoch.edu.au
o: 461.3.001A - BITL, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts
NUR239

MANDURAH: AW6-Placement
MURDOCH: AW6-Placement
Mrs Helen Dugmore
Lecturer in Nursing (Clinical Practice Coordinator)

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6779
e: H.Dugmore@murdoch.edu.au
o: 461.3.001A - BITL, Murdoch Campus
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