Professional Experience Placement (PEP): Students will be allocated PEP within individual health care agencies. Students must be available 5 days a week (mornings, evenings, weekends and night shifts as per roster), may be required to relocate and are expected to travel to where the PEP is available. To be eligible to undertake PEP, all SNM students must meet the requirements of the Health Science Safety in Practice Kit by completing and submitting all Safety in Practice Agreement compliance documentation to the School. Students who cannot or do not comply with these requirements will not be allocated PEP and therefore will not be able to complete this unit.
Key Semester Dates
Final WW Date*
* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2014 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2014 will be available from the 1st October 2013.
This unit introduces and facilitates the development of the fundamental knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviour required for undertaking safe practice in health care environments. The unit highlights the importance of the NMBA National Competency Standards (2006) for the Registered Nurse in the practice context. It introduces a diverse range of registered nurse responsibilities and activities that occur in a variety of health care settings. Simulated, experiential learning and reflective practice are introduced in this unit.
In-class multiple choice quiz 30%, Case study 1200 words 30%, Observed Structured Clinical Assessment (OSCA) 40%
Students will be assessed in practice against the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (2006) National Competency Standards for the Registered Nurse. Health care agency staff report formally and informally on progress in practice; however it is the SNM which has responsibility for determining the final assessment arising out of a professional experience placement (PEP).
Please note that students will also require a satisfactory performance in practice in order to pass the unit.
One 50 minute lecture; Two 50 minute clinical laboratory session weekly. Lectures and laboratory sessions in conjunction with 80 hours Professional Experience Placement.
FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS Note: Class attendance may still be required
Web dependent - L,V,H,R Some parts of this unit will be taught online
Resource supported teaching & learning - L,V,H,R Additional resources are provided for your optional use; e.g. audio taped lectures
About Flexible Study Options
Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.
Campus - H Hobart, L Launceston, W Burnie. Study Centre - V Sydney, R Rozelle, P Beauty Point. Distance units may also have a campus identifier of I Isolated, N Interstate, O Overseas. Units delivered in Transnational Education (TNE) Programs have a campus identifier of A Hangzhou, F Fuzhou, G Shanghai, K KDU Malaysia, Q Kuwait or Y Hong Kong.