University of Technology Sydney

93204 Foundations of Nursing Practice 1B

6cp; Standard/intensive: 1hpw x 5wks (lecture, online); 1 x 4hrs x 5wks (tutorials).
Requisite(s): 93201 Foundations of Nursing Practice 1 A
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses.
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.



This subject provides the theoretical foundations to the nursing care of people across the lifespan across a range of clinical contexts. Content is delivered across three domains related to professional issues and acute and chronic care for people across the lifespan. There is an introduction to the National Health Priority areas of mental health, diabetes and obesity. Diabetes and obesity are discussed in terms of risk factors with students introduced to the concept of “life-style diseases”. Clinical scenarios and patient stories based on these health breakdowns 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. Students build on their understandings of the normal ranges for vital signs and be able to interpret the causes of deviations from normal. Research, relevant legal and ethical principles are integral to this subject. Patient safety is integrated into this subject using the Patient Safety Competency Framework (PSCF). The concept of person centred care is expanded to focus on family centred care and the responsibilities of Registered Nurses with regards to children. Topics related to clinical practice align with those covered in 93206 Introduction to Clinical Practice facilitated through the use of patient stories and clinical scenarios case studies including patients from across the lifespan. A nursing researcher in the school is showcased in the subject to demonstrate the relevance and currency of nursing research.

Detailed subject description.

Access conditions

Note: The requisite information presented in this subject description covers only academic requisites. Full details of all enforced rules, covering both academic and admission requisites, are available at access conditions and My Student Admin.