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Unit of Study NURS2010 - Acute Care Nursing (2022)

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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.

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

critically analyse patient assessment data to determine an effective care plan for patient-centred acute care nursing

practice safe and competent nursing care in a range of acute consumer clinical presentations

demonstrate sound problem-solving abilities applied to professional and collaborative practice in the simulated acute care setting.

relate knowledge of pharmacotherapeutics to safe medication management in acute contexts

Prescribed learning resources

Prescribed Texts
  • Farrell, M., & Dempsey, J. (Eds.). (2017), Smeltzer & Bare's textbook of medical-surgical nursing, 4th edn, Wolter Kluwer, North Ryde, NSW. ISBN: 9781496349125.
  • Lewis, P., and Foley, D. (2020), Health Assessment in Nursing, 3rd edn, Wolters Kluwer, North Ryde, NSW. ISBN: 9781925058024.

Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods.