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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedGippsland Second semester 2011 (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.

Chief examiner(s)

Ms Sonia Allen


Must have passed 1 NUR3002 OR NUR3106


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