NRS111 Professional Nursing: Foundations of Learning (8)

As a registered nurse you will be required to form clinical opinions based on sound evidence that will be utilised in planning, delivering and evaluating nursing care. You will be required to communicate your opinion and the evidence that supports your opinion in a professional concise and timely manner to collaborating health professionals. This subject will introduce you to key knowledge and skills that will enable you to discern what sound evidence in healthcare is and how to communicate information in a tertiary environment. Specifically, you will develop academic writing and digital literacy skills, while developing your ability to analyse and evaluate information to complete a range of activities and solve a range of real life situations. This subject will assist you to develop self reflection and self assessment skills in order to develop a strategy for professional lifelong learning. This will be achieved through the development of an e-portfolio, online quizzes and a formal academic written essay. This subject will be delivered via face to face tutorials (for distance students this will involve a 2 day residential school) and online modules. Teaching activities include exploring the online environment through participating in chat rooms, blogs, wikis and forums, exploring different social media as learning platforms, discovering your learning styles, developing time management strategies, decoding academic language and expectations through small group work and role playing real life scenarios.

Availability

* Offering has a residential school. Please view following information for further details.

Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Albury-Wodonga Campus
Bathurst Campus
Dubbo Campus
Port Macquarie Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus
Online *
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: NRS111. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System

HD/FL

Duration

One session

School

School of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health

Enrolment Restrictions

Only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Nursing course and Bachelor of Nursing - Graduate Diploma of Clinical Practice (Paramedic).

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to utilise various technologies (e.g. blogs, portfolios) to express and communicate ideas (aligns with Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia National Competency Standards for the Registered Nurse: 1.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.6, 3.2, 4.2, 4.3, 5.1, 6.3, 7.2, 8.2, 9.2, 10.2)
  • be able to explain the legal and ethical issues of privacy and confidentiality of social media use as it relates to the Nursing Code of Conduct (NMBA 1.1, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.6, 9.2, 9.5).
  • be able to explain the concepts of academic integrity, ownership, intellectual property, and copyright and apply these concepts through correct use of attribution and referencing (NMBA 1.1, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 10.4)
  • be able to compose a piece of academic writing supported by the literature using academic conventions (NMBA 3.3, 4.1, 9.2).
  • be able to locate information that is relevant to the field of nursing, evaluate the sources of that information and select high quality information to formulate and support an academic argument (NMBA 2.1, 2.2, 2.5, 3.3).
  • be able to reflect on self as a learner and identify learning opportunities which facilitate the development of lifelong learning skills (NMBA 1.3, 2.5, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 6.2, 7.3, 8.1, 8.2).
  • be able to perform basic mathematical calculations including basic operations, fractions, percentages, rates and ratios (NMBA 1.2,1.3, 2.6, 7.2, 9.2).

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Module 1: Getting Started. Use the digital learning tools provided by the University to support their learning in this subject. Use a reflective framework to identify their learning needs and strategies for learning at university level. Create a learning/study plan. The students will complete an online library tutorial.
  • Module 2: Nursing in the digital world. Use the digital learning tools provided by the University to support their learning in this subject. Explain the concepts of the code of conduct and code of ethics. Identify ethical and legal issues facing professionals in the use of social and digital media, including privacy and confidentiality.
  • Module 3: Becoming an informed professional. Explain the concepts of intellectual property and copyright in the academic and digital worlds. Use appropriate technologies to search for high-quality information for academic use. Apply the concepts of intellectual property and copyright by demonstrating competence in referencing. Apply concepts of professional identity and community expectations.
  • Module 4: Communicating as a nursing professional. Apply the concepts of intellectual property and copyright by demonstrating competence in referencing. Explain the concepts of intellectual property and copyright in the academic and digital worlds. Explore the ways multidiscipline teams communicate. Apply legal and ethical frameworks to communication strategies.
  • Module 5: Using information to learn. Choose strategies to support their learning of different types of knowledge, such as, scientific, conceptual information. Apply the concepts of intellectual property and copyright by demonstrating competence in referencing. Write a short text that presents a position and supports that with evidence, and uses the conventions of academic writing. Apply the basic principles of numeracy to complete basic calculations.

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of NRS111 in Session 1 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Title
Value %
1
Academic integrity quiz
2
Personal guidelines for social media use
40
3
Professional codes discussion
60
4
Maths test

Residential School

This subject contains a 2 day Compulsory Residential School.

The residential school will introduce students to the subject web site through the use of computer laboratory sessions and will introduce students to academic writing and learning. This will be essential for students to become familiar with the online environment which will support their learning for the entirety of their degree.

Special Resources

Travel to residential school will be required for distance education students only.

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: July 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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