Transitional Nursing Practice

Year 4, Semester 1 Core Nursing Practice

Code NURS4002
Credits 50
Graduate Attributes
In collaboration with industry and the School of Nursing and Midwifery, develop and evaluate learning objectives relevant to a clinical setting including theory, nursing care and research relevant to placement. Students assess, plan and coordinate care requirements for a case load. Students undertake autonomous practice, apply therapeutic communication and meet nursing competency standards in clinical contexts. The unit explores contemporary issues in nursing. Medication dosage calculations and pharmacology knowledge are further developed. Students engage in Inter-professional health care practice and provide clinical care within scope of practice, recognising role limitations as a beginning practitioner. National registration requirements are covered and a professional portfolio culminating in the capstone experience. Simulation experiences include comprehensive care of the unconscious patient and management of a deteriorating patient. Students incorporate knowledge of the 10 National standards into patient care.
Lecture 2.0 hours, 2.0 times semester 
Tutorial 2.0 hours, 4.0 times semester 
Clinical Practice 200 hours, once only 
Science Laboratory 2.0 hours per semester AND 4.0 hours, 2.0 times semester 

Learning Outcomes

  • 1 Formulate a learning contract relevant to a clinical placement
  • 2 Demonstrate an independent level of practice (within Scope of Practice) whilst meeting the NMBA Registered Nurse Competencies in a relevant clinical placement
  • 3 Apply evidence-based practice in the delivery of nursing care in a safe, simulated environment and clinical practice
  • 4 Complete a professional portfolio and plan for use as a beginning registered nurse including evidence of reflective practice

Assessment Breakdown

All assessments below must be completed.

  • Pass/Fail Medications eTest
  • Pass/Fail NCAS (NMBA Clinical Competencies)
  • Pass/Fail Case Study
  • Pass/Fail Simulated Assessment