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NURS6032: Transition to Practice (MN)

This unit of study extends students’ knowledge and skills in a clinical environment of their choice. It provides students the opportunity to consolidate prior learning and expands their knowledge and clinical reasoning skills across a variety of health care settings. Students will select one of five streams: Paediatrics, Clinical Practice, Mental Health, Aged Care and High Acuity Nursing. Nursing practice will be critically explored from an interprofessional perspective and the importance of documentation and communication including digital health technologies will be highlighted.

Code NURS6032
Academic unit Nursing and Midwifery
Credit points 6
NURS5085 and NURS6018 and NURS6019

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. while on clinical placement, demonstrate, at beginning practitioner level within scope of practice safe, efficient, and effective health assessment and nursing practices associated with patients and families relevant to the chosen stream
  • LO2. integrate and apply pathophysiological and psychosocial underpinnings of a clinical specialty,; planning of appropriate strategies/interventions for patient/client care
  • LO3. critically discuss the impact of selected health problems on individuals and their families, including nursing practice concepts and environmental factors
  • LO4. explore, in-depth, current issues and trends arising in contemporary nursing practice in a selected clinical specialty environment, and critically analyse the concepts that underpin your practice
  • LO5. demonstrate ethical and professional practice within a variety of patient care settings in accordance with the Framework for Practice Thinking
  • LO6. discuss professional practice and competence in the chosen specialty area and link it to the registered nurses’ standards for practice.