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NUR2113 - Nursing practice 3B: Acute nursing B

6 points, SCA Band 0, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Leader: TBA (Gippsland & Mildura) & Ms Jill French (Peninsula)


Gippsland Second semester 2007 (Day)
Mildura Second semester 2007 (Day)
Peninsula Second semester 2007 (Day)


This unit is intended to prepare the nursing student to utilise a problem solving approach in provision of care to acutely ill persons across the lifespan. Concepts to be utilised in this unit include mobility, perfusion, regulation and reproduction. These concepts will be used in the exploration of a variety of illness states, each of which result from an alteration in the functioning of the body as it relates to the pathophysiological concept being studied. Understanding of the pathophysiological concepts addressed in this unit will be utilised in decision making regarding appropriate nursing care of patients within these categories.


On completion of this unit students are expected to:

  1. demonstrate a knowledge of the concepts of mobility, perfusion, regulation and reproduction;
  2. demonstrate the knowledge of these concepts in the care of patients in acute nursing settings;
  3. identify and apply appropriate nursing therapeutics for patients with illness processes due to alterations in mobility, perfusion, regulation and reproduction;
  4. develop an ability to plan appropriate, culturally relevant and age specific nursing interventions for acutely ill patients;
  5. identify ethical and legal issues relevant to the nursing care of persons with an alteration in health status;
  6. develop an ability to integrate science knowledge with nursing practice;
Clinical Objectives
  1. demonstrate safe clinical practice in an acute care setting based on sound theoretical understanding of the concepts of mobility, perfusion, regulation and reproduction;
  2. provide total, holistic and individualised care, according to relevant nursing care principles, to patients under the supervision of registered nursing staff and the clinical teacher;
  3. conduct and document comprehensive assessments of the needs of patients utilising a patient profile tool; and
  4. begin to evaluate self-performance in terms of the delivery of quality nursing care.


Written clinical workbook: 10%
Written assignment (2000 words): 30%
Examination (3 hours): 60%
Clinical skills and experience: Pass/fail
Students must attend 90% of all scheduled laboratories - refer to school guidelines for details

Contact hours

5 hours per week (lectures, tutorials, labs) plus 75 hours clinical


NUR1101, NUR1102, NUR1301, NUR1302, NUR2103, NUR2201


Available to students enrolled in Bachelor of Nursing or Bachelor of Nursing and Rural Health Practice or Cross Institutional Course UG Nursing