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92447 Navigating Transition

6cp; 1hpw (online lecture), 3hpw (laboratory), 160hrs (clinical)
Requisite(s): ((90 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10122 Bachelor of Nursing OR 90 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10123 Bachelor of Nursing Bachelor of Arts International Studies OR 90 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10351 Bachelor of Nursing Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation) AND 92442 Complex Nursing Care: Medical Surgical)



In this subject, students learn to address personal and professional opportunities and challenges in their transition from undergraduate to registered nurse. Laboratory workshops and clinical experiences are aimed at consolidating learning from previous clinical subjects and addressing self-determined learning needs. This enables students to demonstrate the skills, abilities and attitudes required to satisfy the NMBA Competency Standards for the Registered Nurse and the Faculty of Health graduate attributes. Through innovative teaching and learning strategies, students are prepared to assume a new graduate nurse's scope of practice, and deeply understand the responsibility, accountability and duty of care related to this. An emphasis on the imperative to adhere to quality and safety standards ensures all graduates deliver optimal evidence-based care across a variety of health settings.

In addition to satisfying Board and Faculty requirements, there is also an emphasis on developing resilience and self-care strategies, and a plan for ongoing professional development.

Where it is possible, clinical placements are destination specific in a preferred area of practice. While on this final placement, students further develop their decision-making capacity and problem-solving skills by independently caring for a minimum of four patients overseen by a registered nurse. To facilitate understanding of the reality of shift-work, students follow a staff member's roster.

Typical availability

Spring session, City campus

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