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NUR3009 - Transition to rural nursing practice

12 points, SCA Band 0, 0.250 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Leader: Ms Ailsa Rickards/Merylin Cross


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


Assignment: 30%
Case study: 25%
Poster: 15%
Clinical report: 30%
Clinical assessment: Pass/Fail. Students must pass clinical to pass the unit.




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