NUR2206 - Integrated nursing practice 2 - 2017

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Organisational Unit

School of Nursing and Midwifery


Ms Angela Bradley (Clayton)

Dr Robyn Fairhall (Peninsula)

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2017 (Day)


  • Second semester 2017 (Day)


Please note, this unit has had the following change/s during 2017: change to unit coordinator.

For previous handbook information please contact the Faculty office.


Using a lifespan approach this unit builds on semester one learning in NUR2106 and further explores the integration and application of pharmacological principles and associated drug groups underpinned by human pathophysiology related to the body system under review.

There will be an emphasis on the general paediatric population and commonly presenting conditions that relate specifically to this group.

Other systems that will be studied include musculoskeletal, gastroenterological, haematological, neurological and vascular conditions.

Clinical simulation exercises will be utilised in laboratory sessions to develop and enhance the acquisition of clinical skills.

The clinical practicum component provides opportunities to develop competency to a second year level in a range of skills learnt in the simulated laboratory environment.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of pathophysiological changes associated with gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, vascular, neurological and haematological dysfunction and their application to the nursing care of patients in medical/surgical contexts;
  2. Recognise paediatric health issues relating to the respiratory and gastrointestinal systems, incorporating specific health assessment techniques;
  3. Describe underpinning principles of pharmacology, therapeutic drug administration and monitoring as they relate to the patient;
  4. Discuss possible implications associated with drug administration, including calculations for administering drugs to paediatric patients;
  5. Describe the legal and professional nursing requirements associated with safe use of medications including administration, storage and handling;
  6. Analyse problems associated with drug administration, including drug interactions and the use of drugs across the life-span;
  7. Plan culturally relevant and age specific nursing interventions for acutely ill patients across the lifespan;
  8. Critically discuss ethical issues relevant to the nursing care of patients requiring medical/surgical care;
  9. Demonstrate safe, evidenced based clinical practice in an acute care setting based on integration of theoretical principles and practical skills;
  10. Provide person-centred care according to relevant nursing care principles for patients, under the supervision of registered nursing staff and the clinical teacher;
  11. Conduct and document comprehensive assessments of patient needs utilising an appropriate assessment tool; and
  12. Reflect and evaluate self-performance in terms of the delivery of quality nursing care.


Three (3) weeks of clinical placement at five (5) days/week (based on an 8 hour day/40 hour week, 120 hours in total).


  • Five online Quizzes (20 minutes per quiz) (10%)
  • Written assignment - paired clinical case study assignment (3,000 words) (30%)
  • Examination (2 hours) (40% - Hurdle)
  • Clinical Placement - 3 weeks duration (120 hours)
    1. Attendance & Performance Evaluation (20 % - Hurdle)
    2. Clinical Skills competencies (Pass/Fail - Hurdle)
  • Medication Calculation Test (1 hour) (100% Mastery - Hurdle)
  • Laboratory attendance (Hurdle) (100% attendance)

Workload requirements

On campus learning (master classes, clinical learning environment and workshops): 40 hours

Online and self-directed activities: 80 hours

Three (3) weeks of clinical placement at five (5) days/week (based on an 8 hour day/40 hour week, 120 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.