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NUR3499 Clinical E: The Beginning Practitioner

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Health, Nursing and Midwifery


Pre-requisite: NUR1140 & NUR1200 & NUR2000 & NUR2100 & NUR2199 & NUR2200 & NUR2400 & NSC2500 & NUR2499 & NUR2800 & NUR3200 & Students must be enrolled in BNUR & in final Semester

Other requisites

This course is not available for cross institutional study from other universities.


This final clinical course will allow consolidation of the knowledge, skills and attributes required for safe and competent practice expected of Registered Nurses. Students will participate in a 160 hour clinical placement and be assessed at the interim and completion of the practicum using an assessment tool consistent with the National Competency Standards for the Registered Nurse. The course will provide facilitated or preceptored clinical placement opportunities for students to fulfil the requirements of the National Competency Standards for the Registered Nurse.
As a result of satisfactory completion of the course, students will be able to demonstrate competent, holistic, coordinated and prioritised client/patient care through the processes of clinical reasoning, clinical decision-making and critical reflective practice. Students will be expected to apply professional ethics, legal requirements and safety/environmental responsibilities to their practice. Students will be required to demonstrate the application of theory and principles learned in past and concurrent theoretical courses to demonstrate analytical and reasoning skills using evidence-based practice. They will also be expected to demonstrate: a) a high level of professional oral and written communication skills, b) the ability to work as a team member and c) the ability to manage their time and workload to the level expected of a beginning practitioner.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2014 On-campus Fraser Coast
Semester 1, 2014 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2014 On-campus Fraser Coast
Semester 2, 2014 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 3, 2014 On-campus Fraser Coast
Semester 3, 2014 On-campus Toowoomba