This topic contextualises the role of the nurse in the professional practice setting. It encompasses the introduction and application of knowledge of anatomy and physiology, microbiology and pharmacology as related to nursing care. Promotion of clinical reasoning and critical thinking towards the development of the knowledge and skills to support professional experience placement form the cornerstone of this topic. This topic includes a professional experience placement where students transfer and enact their knowledge and skills in the clinical setting.
This topic aims to introduce students to the role of the registered nurse within the multidisciplinary healthcare system. Students are introduced to elements of anatomy & physiology, microbiology, pharmacology, clinical nursing and professional skills. These knowledge domains will facilitate development of the clinical reasoning and critical thinking skills essential to being a nurse and are applied during professional experience placement for continued learning and development.
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