7 x 2-hour tutorials per semester
7 x 4-hour laboratories per semester
7 x 10-hour independent studies per semester
1 Admission into BNGU-Bachelor of Nursing (Preregistration)
2 4 of NURS2004, NURS2005, NURS2006, NURS2007
3 Admission into BNGUC-Bachelor of Nursing (Preregistration)
4 3 of NURS2005, NURS2006, NURS2007
5 Admission into BNGG-Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry)
6 2 of NURS2015, NURS2007
Must Satisfy: ((1 and 2) or (3 and 4) or (5 and 6))
NURS3002 - Advanced Decision-Making and Practice (PEP)
Assumed knowledge
First and second year topics.
Assignment, Clinical simulation activity, Quizzes
Topic description

In this topic students will reflect on and integrate pathophysiology, pharmacology and psychosocial knowledge to provide evidence based, person-centred care for people with increasingly complex health needs.

Educational aims

This topic aims to develop students' clinical reasoning and decision-making skills to communicate and provide evidence-based comprehensive nursing care for people with complex health care needs.

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

  1. Articulate the rationale for nursing care using the clinical reasoning cycle for individuals with complex health care needs
  2. Demonstrate and implement evidenced based person-centred nursing care from a holistic perspective
  3. Analyse the effectiveness of nursing care provision and revise care requirements for the management of complex health situations
  4. Critically reflect on clinical decision making in the provision of evidence-based comprehensive nursing care for people with complex health needs
  5. Use professional terminology to communicate a clear, coherent and individualised nursing care plan

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.