NUR2228 - Nursing practice contexts 2 - 2019

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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


Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Organisational Unit

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Chief examiner(s)

Ms Katie Piper


Ms Josie Tighe (Clayton)
Ms Katie Piper (Peninsula)

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)


  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)




M2006 or M3007 or 0727 or 4514


This unit builds on the content covered in NUR2226, Nursing practice contexts 1.

Students will be introduced to the pathophysiology, pharmacology and evidence based nursing management for health consumers presenting with: neurological, gastrointestinal, hepatic, vascular and haematological conditions. In addition, the assessment and management of paediatrics, family centred care and care of gender specific health issues will be explored.


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

  1. Use a systematic and person centred approach for patient assessment and management, integrating anatomical, physiological, and psychosocial factors.
  2. Apply knowledge of pathophysiology associated with disease states across the life span.
  3. Apply knowledge of pharmacotherapeutics to the nursing management of medications for patients across the lifespan.
  4. Apply clinical judgement to the administration of medications for patients across the lifespan.
  5. Demonstrate skill development in clinical reasoning by identifying patient problems, implementing interventions, evaluating outcomes and reflecting on learning
  6. Plan, implement and evaluate culturally relevant and age specific nursing interventions, for patients.
  7. Identify organisational factors which impact on patient care and participate in quality improvement processes.
  8. Explain how the advances in evidence and technology guide appropriate patient management.
  9. Demonstrate integration of nursing theory in the provision of safe and professional practice in a range of clinical nursing settings.


120 hours of clinical placement


NOTE: From 1 July 2019, the duration of all exams is changing to combine reading and writing time. The new exam duration for this unit is 2 hours and 10 minutes.

  • Written Exam (2 hours) (30%) (Hurdle)
  • Online quizzes (10%)
  • ISAP (2,500 words) (25%)
  • Clinical Skills Assessment (10%) (Hurdle)
  • Completion of pre-learning activities (10%)
  • Clinical Placement (120 hours) (15%) (Hurdle)

Workload requirements

On Campus

Lecture space; 1.5 hours per week

Workshops; 2 hours per week

Clinical learning environment activities/simulation; 2 hours per week

Off Campus

Clinical placement; 120 hours

Guided learning activities; preparation 11 hours per week.

Students must attend 80% of all scheduled workshops and clinical learning environment activities, and 100% of all scheduled clinical placement, unless a medical certificate is provided.

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