NRS173 Nursing Workplace Learning 2 (8)

This subject builds on the learning achieved in the introductory subjects and enables students to continue on their workplace learning journey.  Students are supported to establish caring environments in contexts where nurses care of the person, family(ies) and/or community. Within these environments, students focus on what it means to be mindful, work to scope of practice, maintain safety and privacy, and collaborate with other professions. Students will also explore the provision of end of life care.

Availability

Session 2 (60)
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: NRS173. 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

Bachelor of Nursing

Prerequisites

( NRS162 and NRS163 ) or ( NRS113 and NRS123 )

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to apply concepts of mindfulness with colleagues, the patient and family or significant others including self-care;
  • be able to apply concepts related to the scope of practice of a registered nurse, including inter-professional an intra-professional collaboration;
  • be able to apply evidence in practice;
  • be able to apply legal and ethical principles to nursing practice;
  • be able to demonstrate patient safety, quality and privacy considerations in a caring environment; and
  • be able to satisfactorily complete the workplace learning assessments for this subject.

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:
  • MODULE 1: CARING IN THE PRACTICE SETTING - WORKPLACE LEARNING
  • Time management;
  • Self-care;
  • Evidence - clinical evidence for assessment;
  • Gathering and acquiring relevant evidence to practice;
  • Caring in the practice setting and workplace learning; and
  • Workplace learning and clinical reasoning.
  • MODULE 2: PATIENT SAFETY AND QUALITY IN THE PRACTICE ENVIRONMENT
  • Industry standards in relation to safety and quality in the practice environment;
  • The how, when, where and why of keeping a patient safe;
  • Vulnerable people and safety;
  • Medication safety and the Poisons Act across the lifespan;
  • Responding to clinical incidents;
  • Quality improvement; and
  • Safety and caring.
  • MODULE 3: PATIENT PRIVACY
  • Legal and ethical requirements for patient privacy, including the Privacy Act;
  • The how, when, where and why of ensuring patient privacy, including documentation; and
  • Vulnerable spaces and privacy.
  • MODULE 4: SCOPE OF PRACTICE, INTER-PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE, INTRA-PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
  • Scope of practice, including duty of care and negligence;
  • Inter-professional practice and Intra-professional practice;
  • Mindful communication for patient safety; and
  • Creating a caring environment through mindful communication.
  • MODULE 5: END OF LIFE CARE
  • Definition of end-of-life care?;
  • The good death: what does this mean?;
  • Goals of end-of-life care;
  • End-of-life care, and self-care;
  • Legal considerations - advanced care directives; and
  • Ethical considerations in end of life care.

Workplace Learning

This subject contains a 11.43 days Compulsory Workplace Learning component.

This workplace learning builds on the learning achieved in the introductory subjects and enables students to continue on their workplace learning journey.  Students are supported to establish caring environments in contexts where nurses care of the person, family(ies) and/or community. Within these environments, students focus on what it means to be mindful, work to scope of practice, maintain safety and privacy, and collaborate with other professions. Students will also explore the provision of end of life care.

Special Resources

This subject contains workplace learning which will require students to expend money, time and travel, possibly away from their term time residence in order to undertake the workplace learning. Workplace learning is a compulsory aspect of this course.

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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