ISSUES FOR CONTEMPORARY NURSING PRACTICE
2014/2015, Semester 2
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (Nursing/Alice Lee Ctr for Nursing Stud)
Modular Credits: 3
This module will draw on the knowledge and skills acquired over the previous semesters and introduce professional development concepts to promote students’ transition into the practice environment as a registered nurse.
Self-directed learning for clinical skills practices
A schedule can be found in workbin schedule
The transition from student to graduate registered nurse can be challenging and students require sound preparation to meet these challenges. This module is designed to assist students to make successfu transtion. It will draw on concepts introduced in the previous semester and analysed through a reflective framework which will be applied to practice and professional development situations.
1. Demonstrate the ability to assess, plan, implement and evauate care for a patient caseload;
2. Recognise the importance of their role as a responsible, accountable and professsional nurse;
3. Develop and apply strategies for time management and management of workload;
4. Demonstrate an understanding of the role of a preceptor and the role of the registered nurse supporting learning in the clinical setting;
5. Demonstrate an understanding of stratigies to function effectively as a member of the health care team;
6. Develop a professional and personal portfolio;
7. Demonstrate the role of criticla reflection in professional development as a nurse and apply in practice
8. Demonstrate competency in core clinical skills required of a registered nurses at a beginning practiioner level.
9. Discuss the role of the professional organizations in the ongoing development of nurses; and
10. Identify the role of nurses in the generation an utilisation of research to inform practice.
To refer student guide for SIMPLE (SIMulated Profesional Learning Environment) program
Nursing Professional Portfolio (50%)
Objective Clinical Skills Examination - OSCE (50%)
Workload Components : A-B-C-D-E
A: no. of lecture hours per week
B: no. of tutorial hours per week
C: no. of lab hours per week
D: no. of hours for projects, assignments, fieldwork etc per week
E: no. of hours for preparatory work by a student per week