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NURS445 Introduction to Clinical Nursing Practice

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Introduction to nursing skills for assessment, planning and ongoing health care across the lifespan. Foundational technological and skill acquisition for safe practice and application of clinical judgement and clinical reasoning.

This paper will enable students to translate key knowledge, skills and professional attitudes to clinical practice. Through the integration of clinical skills and knowledge gained from preceding and concurrent papers, students will develop clinical reasoning, decision-making and problem-solving skills to safely undertake health assessment, determine nursing priorities and provide nursing care in practice.

Paper title Introduction to Clinical Nursing Practice
Paper code NURS445
Subject Nursing
EFTS 0.125
Points 15 points
Teaching period 1st Non standard period (15 February 2021 - 16 July 2021) (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,389.00
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $5,285.13

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Limited to
MNSc
Eligibility

An undergraduate degree in any discipline with at least three years' full-time study and a B average in the final two years of the degree.

Contact
nursing.science@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff

Dr Chris Moir

Teaching Arrangements
Taught face-to-face on the Christchurch campus 3 - 3.5 hours per week with a combination of lectures and simulation labs, preparing students their first two clinical placements in the first semester.
Textbooks

Required:

Crisp, J., Douglas, C., Rebeiro, G., Waters, D., (2017). Potter and Perry's Fundamentals of nursing (5e.). Australia and New Zealand edition: Elsevier.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Communication, Cultural understanding, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this paper will be able to

  1. Conduct and accurately record a comprehensive history, demonstrate skill in health assessment of a person and determine key nursing priorities
  2. Demonstrate skill in clinical reasoning and the capacity to justify nursing actions based on client history, social and physical assessment
  3. Demonstrate sound knowledge and the application of principles and practice of safety in clinical areas
  4. Demonstrate thorough knowledge of medication calculation, administration and monitoring and, under the supervision of an appropriately registered health professional, assist with the preparation and administration of medications
  5. Using research-based evidence, demonstrate the critical application of the principles of infection control
  6. Develop a therapeutic relationship with patients, demonstrating the ability to integrate an individual's health beliefs to promote optimum health outcomes
  7. Demonstrate application of the principles of cultural safety in line with policies of the Nursing Council of New Zealand and the University's commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi
  8. Communicate effectively with patients, families/whānau and members of the health team, both verbally and in writing, to reach the most appropriate outcomes
  9. Practise within legal and ethical requirements of clinical agencies and in accordance with the Nursing Council of New Zealand competencies and professional standards
  10. Demonstrate critically reflective practice

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Timetable

1st Non standard period (15 February 2021 - 16 July 2021)

Location
Christchurch
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Moodle

Introduction to nursing skills for assessment, planning and ongoing health care across the lifespan. Foundational technological and skill acquisition for safe practice and application of clinical judgement and clinical reasoning.

This paper will enable students to translate key knowledge, skills and professional attitudes to clinical practice. Through the integration of clinical skills and knowledge gained from preceding and concurrent papers, students will develop clinical reasoning, decision-making and problem-solving skills to safely undertake health assessment, determine nursing priorities and provide nursing care in practice.

Paper title Introduction to Clinical Nursing Practice
Paper code NURS445
Subject Nursing
EFTS 0.125
Points 15 points
Teaching period 1st Non standard period (14 February 2022 - 15 July 2022) (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2022 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Limited to
MNSc
Eligibility

An undergraduate degree in any discipline with at least three years' full-time study and a B average in the final two years of the degree.

Contact
nursing.science@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff

Dr Patrice Rosengrave

Teaching Arrangements
Taught face-to-face on the Christchurch campus 3 - 3.5 hours per week with a combination of lectures and simulation labs, preparing students their first two clinical placements in the first semester.
Textbooks

Required:
Crisp, J., Douglas, C., Rebeiro, G., Waters, D., (2021). Potter and Perry's Fundamentals of nursing (6e.). Australia and New Zealand edition: Elsevier.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Communication, Cultural understanding, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this paper will be able to

  • Conduct and accurately record a comprehensive history, demonstrate skill in health assessment of a person and determine key nursing priorities
  • Demonstrate skill in clinical reasoning and the capacity to justify nursing actions based on client history, social and physical assessment
  • Demonstrate sound knowledge and the application of principles and practice of safety in clinical areas
  • Demonstrate thorough knowledge of medication calculation, administration and monitoring and, under the supervision of an appropriately registered health professional, assist with the preparation and administration of medications
  • Using research-based evidence, demonstrate the critical application of the principles of infection control
  • Develop a therapeutic relationship with patients, demonstrating the ability to integrate an individual's health beliefs to promote optimum health outcomes
  • Demonstrate application of the principles of cultural safety in line with policies of the Nursing Council of New Zealand and the University's commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi
  • Communicate effectively with patients, families/whānau and members of the health team, both verbally and in writing, to reach the most appropriate outcomes
  • Practice within legal and ethical requirements of clinical agencies and in accordance with the Nursing Council of New Zealand competencies and professional standards
  • Demonstrate critically reflective practice

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Timetable

1st Non standard period (14 February 2022 - 15 July 2022)

Location
Christchurch
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Moodle