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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

24

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Advanced

Unit aim

Students apply the constructs of science, art and compassion to their chosen specialist field of nursing practice. Students to undertake transformational reflection upon their transition from student through to specialist practice as a qualified nurse. This unit enables students to examine, in more depth, their contribution to; quality, evidence based nursing interventions and person centred care.  This unit will use a Problem Based Learning (PBL) approach to enable students to reflect on learning across the entire course and apply their learning to in-depth clinical scenarios from a variety of specialities. As part of this unit students will complete 160 hours of professional placement.

Unit content

  • Emotional labour and the personal-professional self
  • Generalist and specialist nursing - deconstructing and reconstructing a specialist identity
  • Transformational learning/life-long learning
  • The expert patient
  • Enhancing co-production of learning and the voice of the patient
  • Registered nurse practice based on patient experiences of care
  • Evidence based practice and the science of being a registered nurse
  • Six Cs (Compassion, confidence, commitment, competence, communication and care) within the art of being a registered nurse
  • In depth clinical scenarios
  • Care and interventions within specialty clinical practice
  • Preparation for PEP8

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 critically explore the nexus of scientific and humanistic knowledge required to provide safe and positive patient experiences of care within a specialist field of nursing
2 assimilate professional standards and scope of practice to a chosen field of specialist nursing for the provision of evidenced based cultural care that is responsive to holistic patient need
3 critically reflect upon assumptions, beliefs and competencies for transition to graduate and future identity, roles and responsibilities of a chosen field of specialist nursing practice
4 extend the application of compassionate science and the art of nursing for transformational learning in a chosen field of specialist nursing

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

  1. critically explore the nexus of scientific and humanistic knowledge required to provide safe and positive patient experiences of care within a specialist field of nursing
    • GA1:
  2. assimilate professional standards and scope of practice to a chosen field of specialist nursing for the provision of evidenced based cultural care that is responsive to holistic patient need
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
    • GA7:
  3. critically reflect upon assumptions, beliefs and competencies for transition to graduate and future identity, roles and responsibilities of a chosen field of specialist nursing practice
    • GA2:
  4. extend the application of compassionate science and the art of nursing for transformational learning in a chosen field of specialist nursing
    • GA3:
    • GA5:

Prescribed texts

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