NUR3312 - Translation of nursing knowledge in preparation for professional practice - 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)

Kelli Innes


Kelli Innes (Clayton)
Rosie Wothersponn (Peninsula)

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)


  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)




Must be enrolled in M2006 or M3007


This unit builds on NUR3310, supporting students to develop nursing management skills related to the deteriorating patient in acute settings, and NUR2225 related to the client with an escalating mental health condition.

The unit focuses on teamwork, resilience, clinical risk and professional identity to prepare students for transition to professional practice.

This approach will complement the extensive clinical experience that students will undertake during this unit.

In simulated and clinical settings, students will apply evidence-based diagnostic, therapeutic and preventative techniques associated with caring for patients with complex healthcare needs in a range of healthcare settings.


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

  1. Demonstrate a person-centred approach to assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care and outcomes through the life-span across all healthcare settings.
  2. Recognise and respond to the deteriorating patient.
  3. Apply evidence-based diagnostic, therapeutic and preventative techniques associated with caring for patients with complex health-care needs.
  4. Apply the principles of clinical risk and patient safety in a variety of healthcare settings.
  5. Critically reflect on the professional role development of nurses and midwives.
  6. Identify and discuss strategies to manage the challenges of contemporary nursing and midwifery practice.
  7. Reflect on, identify and develop strategies for personal and professional resilience.
  8. Critically reflect on leadership, management, teamwork and inter-professional collaboration in the provision of quality patient care.
  9. Apply time management and problem solving skills in the delivery of patient care.
  10. Demonstrate effective communication within an inter-professional team to deliver quality patient care.


Clinical placement (200 hours) (Hurdle)


  • iSAP Case Study (2,500 words) (30%)
  • iSAP Case Study (2,500 words) (30%)
  • Moodle lessons (10%)
  • Attendance at workplace violence workshop (Hurdle)
  • Attendance at deteriorating patient, teamwork and communication simulation (hurdle)
  • Clinical Placement including clinical assessments (200 hours) (30%) Hurdle

Workload requirements


6 x 3 hours workshops/simulation (total 18 hours)

6 x 2 hour tutorials (total 12 hours)

Off campus: 200 hours of clinical placement

Private study: 82 hours per semester

Total 312 hours

See also Unit timetable information

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