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NUR3202 - Transition to professional roles

6 points, SCA Band 0, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Leader: Ms Merylin Cross (Gippsland) & Ms Susan Lee (Peninsula)


Gippsland First semester 2007 (Day)
Peninsula First semester 2007 (Day)


Prepares students to enter the workforce with a practical insight into the socio-political/economic/administrative realities of health care system. Students develop a clear understanding of the role and employer expectations of a division 1 registered nurse, and prepare for obtaining employment and developing a career plan. Management of self and others, organisational structures, political and economic processes/constraints, evaluation of leadership, teamwork, risk management and decision making. Bridges the gap between educational preparation and transition to practice by refining clinical problem solving, time management and communication skills utilising nursing scenarios.


On completion of this unit, it is expected that the student will be able to:

  1. apply sociological insight to discuss the contemporary realities of nursing work;
  2. appreciate that health care organisations function within socio-political and economic constraints;
  3. discuss the role of organisational structures in the workplace and their relationship to the nursing career structure and career planning;
  4. evaluate the contribution of leadership, management and teamwork to providing quality nursing care;
  5. analyse a range of problem solving and time management strategies that enhance organisation of clinical workload;
  6. demonstrate a variety of effective communication techniques relevant to nursing and working effectively with other health professionals; and
  7. describe effective coping strategies that promote the nurse's ability to manage challenging and critical incidents.


Examination: 50%
Essay: 50%

Contact hours

4 hours per week


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