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NUR3108 - Nursing practice 8: Advanced clinical practicum

12 points, SCA Band 0, 0.250 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Leader: Ms Joanne Porter (Gippsland) & Dr Jenny Newton (Peninsula)


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


Final preparation for transition to practice as a first level registered nurse. Students explore an area of specific nursing interest, such as acute care, community health, mental health, paediatrics, maternal and child health under the auspices of suitably skilled academic and clinical practitioners.


Having successfully completed this Clinical Practicum Option unit, it is expected that the student will be able to:

  1. apply principles of adult learning to address identified learning need;
  2. explain factors affecting communication and negotiation in the nursing context;
  3. share nursing knowledge accurately in a logical and coherent manner;
  4. synthesize a broad range of knowledge from previous subjects to demonstrate an integrated biopsychosocial insight into a selected area of nursing practice;
  5. selectively apply current research findings relevant to the nominated field of study;
Clinical Objectives
  1. demonstrate safe clinical practice based on sound theoretical knowledge and reasoning;
  2. perform detailed nursing clinical assessment of clients;
  3. resolve clinical problems appropriately;
  4. proficiently implement nursing care as planned;
  5. demonstrate sensitivity to the cultural dimensions of care;
  6. practice with increasing independence; and
  7. incorporate current research findings into clinical placement.


Learning contract-learning theory: 10%
Assignments: 80%
Clinical care plan: 10%
Clinical skills assessment: Pass/fail
Students must attend 90% of all scheduled laboratories - refer to school clinical guidelines for details.

Contact hours

4 hours per week (lectures, tutorials, labs) plus 150 hours clinical


NUR2103, NUR2113, NUR2104, NUR2105, NUR3106, NUR2303, NUR2304, NUR3305, NUR2201


Available to students enrolled in Bachelor of Nursing only.