University of Technology Sydney

93202 Preparation for Clinical Practice

6cp; 1hpw x 5wks (lecture, online), 4hpw x 5 wks (laboratories)
Requisite(s): 93201c Foundations of Nursing Practice 1 A
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This subject prepares students for the clinical placement environment and introduces them to the fundamentals of nursing practice, including technical and non-technical skills necessary to provide safe patient care. Students develop an understanding of the nurse’s role within an interprofessional team, undertaking patient health assessments, promoting and maintaining health by encouraging and reinforcing positive health practices and preventing health breakdown through early detection and intervention. Students learn how the nurse supports patients to be active participants in managing their health, facilitating health literacy through the provision of health information and education. The nurse provides person-centred care that empowers patients to achieve their optimum health outcomes by facilitating improvement and adaptation within the context of their individual sociocultural environment, needs, abilities and resources. The content in this subject is aligned to the 93201 Foundations of Nursing Practice 1A through common clinical scenarios and patient stories and to 93203 Healthcare Communication. Students practice within the framework of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) Registered Nurse Standards for Practice and the Patient Safety Competency Framework (PSCF).

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