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Unit of Study NRS10731 - The Discipline of Nursing (2014)

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  • Co-requisites

      NRS10452 Contexts of Nursing Practice

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 discuss the evolution of the discipline of Nursing from a historical and contemporary context
2 discuss the statutory and professional governance requirements that regulate Nursing practice
3 describe Nursing's scope of practice in relation to multidisciplinary health teams
4 discuss the impact of common law on nursing practice
5 locate and discuss literature on issues related to nursing and health care.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. discuss the evolution of the discipline of Nursing from a historical and contemporary context
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
  2. discuss the statutory and professional governance requirements that regulate Nursing practice
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
  3. describe Nursing's scope of practice in relation to multidisciplinary health teams
    • GA1:
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
  4. discuss the impact of common law on nursing practice
    • GA1:
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
  5. locate and discuss literature on issues related to nursing and health care.
    • GA1:
    • GA3:
    • GA4:

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