Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Undergraduate - Unit

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedBairnsdale Second semester 2012 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2012 (Day)


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.


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

  1. develop a career path plan;
  2. evaluate the contribution of leadership, management, teamwork and
interdisciplinary collaboration in facilitating case management and optimal health
  1. evaluate a range of strategies to effectively manage challenging and critical
incidents commonly associated with the Division 1RN role;
  1. critically analyse the importance of professional affiliation and life-long learning in
advancing health outcomes;
  1. apply the principles of adult learning to identify your specific learning needs
  2. reflect critically on your own actions, professional role development and on the
nature of nursing practice

Clinical Objectives:
  1. apply problem solving and time management strategies to effectively organize
clinical workloads;
  1. manage clinical problems appropriately;
  2. practise with increasing independence demonstrating AN&MC competencies;
  3. demonstrate safe evidence-based practice in the clinical setting


Assignment: (3000 words) 50%
Clinical Learning Contract: 20%
Clinical Report (reflective): 30%

Chief examiner(s)


Contact hours

3 hour lecture per week, 2 hour tutorial per week, 2 hours on-line activities per week for 4 weeks. A total of 124 hours of Student directed learning.


Must have passed 1 NUR3002 OR NUR3106


Available only to students enrolled in Bachelor of Nursing Practice