8 x 2-hour tutorials per semester
8 x 3-hour laboratories per semester
1 x 1-hour computer lab per semester
1 x 160-hour clinical placement per semester
1 x 2-hour clinical orientation per semester
8 x 11-hour independent studies per semester
^ = may be enrolled concurrently
1 Admission into BNGU-Bachelor of Nursing (Preregistration)
2 ^ 2 of NURS1005A, NURS2003
3 Admission into BNGUC-Bachelor of Nursing (Preregistration)
4 ^ NURS2003 - Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 1
Must Satisfy: ((1 and 2) or (3 and 4))
Enrolment not permitted
NURS2022 has been successfully completed
Assignment(s), Clinical placement, Competencies
Topic description

This topic builds upon first year learning to extend the understanding of the role of the Registered Nurse in person-centred care and develop professional attributes for practice in an interprofessional context. It includes professional placement. This topic includes 160 hours of professional placement.

Educational aims

This topic aims to explore and apply evidence-based practice and decision-making processes in relation to person centred care to advance nursing skill development for a range of interprofessional contexts.

Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Demonstrate critical thinking and the application of clinical reasoning in the performance of clinical skills to provide patient centred fundamental care across a variety of settings
  2. Determine and compare the roles of the interprofessional health care team for provision of person-centred fundamental care
  3. Examine therapeutic and professional communication techniques in line with professional standards and codes
  4. Evaluate the principles of ‘quality use of medicines’ and the interprofessional/consumer partnerships associated with the concept
  5. Apply numeracy skills to medication calculation formula

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

Each class is numbered in brackets.
Where more than one class is offered, students normally attend only one.

Classes are held weekly unless otherwise indicated.


If you are enrolled for this topic, but all classes for one of the activities (eg tutorials) are full,
contact your College Office for assistance. Full classes frequently occur near the start of semester.

Students may still enrol in topics with full classes as more places will be made available as needed.

If this padlock appears next to an activity name (eg Lecture), then class registration is closed for this activity.

Class registration normally closes at the end of week 2 of each semester.

Classes in a stream are grouped so that the same students attend all classes in that stream.
Registration in the stream will result in registration in all classes.
  Unless otherwise advised, classes are not held during semester breaks or on public holidays.