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92444 Professional Accountability

6cp; 2hpw (online and face-to-face lecture), 2hpw (online and face-to-face tutorial)
Requisite(s): 92434 Professional Identity AND 92441 Contemporary Indigenous Health and Wellbeing
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses.
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.



This subject challenges students to prepare for their transition into the role of a beginning graduate nurse. It builds on the first year discussion of professional identity by focusing on how students prepare for a professional role by using the ethico-legal framework and Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) competency standards as a guide to complex health care issues. The faculty attributes necessary for sustained professional status in a global health care context are also addressed. Students are prepared to take ownership of their ongoing professional identity through the use of a portfolio, which involves writing competent resumes and appearing confident in job interviews. Opportunities are provided to enable students to reflectively incorporate an informed understanding of accountability in nursing practice into their modes of perception, thought, feeling and response. They are encouraged to appreciate that clinical capability and judgement cannot be accomplished without an understanding of the full range of personal accountability in practice. The subject further develops students' critical and analytical abilities, their competence with the variety of literacies required of professional practitioners, and their skill in the appropriate expression and communication of ideas.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus

Detailed subject description.

Access conditions

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