Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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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 2015 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2015 (Day)
Peninsula Second semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Ms Kelli Innesand Ms Arlene Parry (Berwick)


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.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students should 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 (ANMAC) competencies.


Clinical placement: Four (4) weeks (160 hours).


Learning project (2,500 words) (45%)
Written assignment (2,500 words) (45%)
Reflective assessment (1,000 words) (10%)
Clinical placement (160 hours) (Pass / Fail) (Hurdle)

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

Workload requirements

Two (2) hours of lecture per week, Two (2) hours of tutorial fortnightly, Two (2) - four (4) hours private study per week, Four (4) weeks of clinical placement at five (5) days/week (based on an 8 hour day/40 hour week, 160 hours in total).

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Chief examiner(s)

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study



Must be enrolled in courses 0727 or 4514.