University of Technology Sydney

93200 Foundations of Nursing Practice 2A

6cp; Standard/intensive; 2hpw (online lecture) X 5 weeks, 1 x 4 hour tutorials for 5 weeks
Requisite(s): 93222c Clinical Practice 2A
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This subject builds on the first year foundations subjects. Content is delivered across three domains related to professional issues and acute and chronic care for people across the lifespan.

The National Health Priority area of cancer control as well as the gastrointestinal and renal systems form the basis of patient stories and clinical scenarios that align with 93208 Clinical 2A. These scenarios provide a platform for the development of critical thinking related to assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care; as well as safe and effective medication practices. The development of critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills related to assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care, safe medication practices, relevant legal and ethical principles, cultural competence, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health; qualitative research are integral to this subject.

Topics related to patient safety are discussed in the context of the Patient Safety Competency Framework.

A nursing researcher in the school is showcased in the subject to demonstrate the relevance and currency of nursing research.

For Accelerated Nursing Program (Enroleld Nurses) Only: All commencing students (Accelerated Nursing Program Entry) in identified subjects are required to undertake the OPELA at the beginning of each session to assess their English language proficiency. In order to communicate this to students, the Academic Language and Learning team have been in consultation with faculties, Legal and GSU / Policy to develop wording which outlines the purpose of the English language assessment. We have also consulted about the placement of this information in subject outlines.

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