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NUR3009

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedGippsland Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Ms Merylin Cross

Synopsis

This unit addresses issues associated with transition to rural nursing practice and prepares students for the expanded generalist role that characterises rural nursing practice. Concerned with preparing students for a satisfying and sustainable rural nursing career, the unit requires students to explore opportunities for continuing education, professional affiliation and engagement and career advancement.

Objectives

On completion of this unit students are expected to be able to:

  1. develop a rural career path plan;
  2. evaluate the contribution of leadership management and teamwork in facilitating case management and optimal health outcomes;
  3. evaluate a range of effective stress management options that promote the nurses' ability to cope with challenging and critical incidents;
  4. evaluate the importance of professional affiliation and life-long learning in advancing rural health. Clinical Objectives:
  5. apply problem solving and time management strategies to effectively organize clinical workloads;
  6. manage/case manage clinical problems appropriately;
  7. practise with increasing independence;
  8. demonstrate safe clinical evidence-based practice.

Assessment

Assignment: 30%
Case study: 25%
Poster: 15%
Clinical report: 30%

Clinical assessment: Pass/Fail. Students must pass clinical to pass the unit.

Chief examiner(s)

Ms Merylin Cross

Prerequisites

NUR3106 or NUR3002

Co-requisites

Available only to students enrolled in Bachelor of Nursing and Rural Health Practice