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Coffs Harbour
Gold Coast
Lismore

Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Advanced

Unit aim

Offers students, as emerging practitioners, the opportunity to build on their capabilities to enter the workforce as they learn how to support others in the workplace and to adapt to continuous change and the rise of new roles and responsibilities in nursing and the healthcare environments. Students develop a portfolio demonstrating their acquisition of knowledge and clinical experience as relevant to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) Registered Nurse standards for practice and their commitment to lifelong learning.

Unit content

Professional portfolio

  • Preparing the professional portfolio
  • Regulatory requirements for continuing education for the Registered Nurse
  • The NMBA standards — evidence of integrated knowledge and clinical experience

Preparation for practice

  • Employment opportunities
  • Requirements of employment applications
  • The professional interview

Career planning

  • Roles of the Registered Nurse in health care
  • Achieving career goals

Mentoring, preceptoring and clinical supervision

  • Adult learning theories used in clinical teaching
  • Teaching strategies
  • Roles and characteristics of effective mentors and preceptors
  • Purpose of mentoring, preceptoring and clinical supervision
  • The clinical supervision relationship

Transitions to practice

  • Establishing your professional identity
  • Coping with confrontation in the workplace
  • Resilience

Learning outcomes

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.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 develop a professional portfolio to demonstrate personal reflection of clinical experiences and a critical evaluation of how the Registered Nurse Standards for practice have been achieved
2 critique and construct professional employment strategies
3 reflect on and refine personal strategies and identified support networks for the transition to graduate
4 integrate and apply knowledge, skills and understanding integral to mentorship, preceptorship and clinical supervision
5 critically explore career pathways and associated professional development strategies for life-long learning.

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

  1. develop a professional portfolio to demonstrate personal reflection of clinical experiences and a critical evaluation of how the Registered Nurse Standards for practice have been achieved
    • GA4:
  2. critique and construct professional employment strategies
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  3. reflect on and refine personal strategies and identified support networks for the transition to graduate
    • GA5:
  4. integrate and apply knowledge, skills and understanding integral to mentorship, preceptorship and clinical supervision
    • GA1:
  5. critically explore career pathways and associated professional development strategies for life-long learning.
    • GA1:
    • GA5:

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.