Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Organisational UnitSchool of Nursing and Midwifery
OfferedBerwick Second semester 2013 (Day)
Peninsula Second semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Ms Julia Morphet (PENINSULA)


This clinical unit focuses on the preparation of the student for the transition to practice as a professional nurse. The emphasis of the unit will be grounded in the philosophy of adult learning encouraging the student to be self-directed in the identification of their learning needs. In preparing for practice the unit will examine the management of self and others, organizational structures within healthcare practice, evaluation of leadership, teamwork, risk management and multidisciplinary decision making.


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

  1. apply the principles of adult learning to identify their specific learning needs;
  2. evaluate the contribution of leadership, management, teamwork and interdisciplinary collaboration in the provision of quality nursing care;
  3. analyse a range of problem solving and time management strategies that enhance the organization of clinical workload;
  4. incorporate, and evaluate culturally and ethically relevant and age specific nursing interventions for clients across the lifespan;
  5. reflect critically, on their own actions, professional role development and on the nature of nursing practice in relation to the management of clients' health situations;
  6. demonstrate the ability to apply time management and problem solving skills in the delivery of client care, and
  7. practice with increasing independence at a beginning registered nurse level in accordance with the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council (ANMC) competencies.


Clinical Placement three (3) weeks (120 hours)


Written assignment: 50%
Reflective activity: 50%
Clinical Assessment (100% attendance): Pass/Fail

Students must achieve a pass the clinical placement to pass the unit
Students must attend 90% of all scheduled tutorials - refer to school clinical guidelines for details.

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

Two(2) hours of lecture per week
Two (2) hours of tutorial fortnightly
Two (2) - four (4) hours private study per week
Three (3) weeks of clinical placement at five (5) days/week (based on an 8 hour day/40 hour week, 120 hours in total)



Only available to students enrolled in: 0727 Bachelor of Nursing or 3953 Bachelor of Nursing Practice and Bachelor of Midwifery or 4506 Bachelor of Nursing (Community Health) or 4514 Bachelor of Nursing and Bachelor of Midwifery