University of Technology Sydney

92444 Professional Accountability

6cp; 8 x 1hr (lecture, online); 8 x 2hrs (tutorial, face-to-face)
Requisite(s): (92441 Contemporary Indigenous Health and Wellbeing OR 92317 Contemporary Indigenous Health and Wellbeing OR 92465 Contemporary Indigenous Health and Wellbeing OR 92456 Contemporary Indigenous Health and Wellbeing OR 93212 Indigenous Health and Well-Being OR 93226 Indigenous Health and Well-Being)) AND (((92434 Professional Identity OR 92324 Professional Identity)) OR ((90 credit points of completed study in spk(s): STM90553 144cp Enrolled Nurse BN OR 90 credit points of completed study in spk(s): STM90551 144cp Graduate Entry BN))
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses. 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 Registered Nurse Standards of Practice 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. 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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