6 x 3-hour tutorials per semester
8 x 13-hour independent studies per semester
1 Admission into BNGU-Bachelor of Nursing (Preregistration)
1a Admission into BNGUC-Bachelor of Nursing (Preregistration)
1b Admission into BNGG-Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry)
2 NURS3006 - The Professional Nurse
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b) and 2)
Assumed knowledge
All first year Nursing topics
Assignment(s); Project; Tutorial presentation
Topic description
This topic uses a variety of case studies across the lifespan in a variety of cultural settings to stimulate students’ exploration of issues and concepts associated with patients with multiple physiological, psychological and social co-morbidities who are discharged after an acute episode to a community or extended care setting. The topic considers the assessment, planning, implementation, evaluation and documentation of integrated care required for these patients/clients.
Educational aims
The aims of this topic are to:

  • consolidate understanding of the needs of people with complex health care needs who are discharged from acute care into the community or transferred to an extended care facility

  • develop the use of information technology to access and use evidence-based information to facilitate clinical problem-solving.

Expected learning outcomes
On successful completion of this topic students will be able to:

  1. Use knowledge of pathophysiological, psychological, cultural, spiritual and social processes to describe the needs of people with long-term health care needs in a community or extended care setting

  2. Describe pharmacological issues associated with the deteriorating body

  3. Demonstrate a knowledge of how genetic variation in the population can impact on medication management

  4. Conduct an advanced and comprehensive health assessment of a person with complex needs

  5. Access evidence-based information through various IT mechanisms and incorporate it into advanced clinical problem-solving.