School Of Nursing And Midwifery

Being a Professional Nurse or MidwifeWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 401021.4


Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Paula Sanchez

Assumed Knowledge
Primary health care principles, professional communication, roles and responsibilities of the Registered Nurse or Midwife, ethical and legal frameworks for practice.

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in 4691 Bachelor of Nursing, 4692 Bachelor of Nursing Graduate Entry or 4684 Bachelor of Midwifery or 4780 Bachelor of Nursing - WSU Online. Students must be enrolled in 4780 to enrol in WSU Online Campus units.

Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2021 Spring  Yes  Campbelltown Campus - DAY  See Coordinator above   Timetable not available  
2021 Spring  Yes  Hawkesbury Campus - DAY  See Coordinator above   Timetable not available  
2021 Spring  Yes  Liverpool Campus - DAY  See Coordinator above   Timetable not available  
2021 Spring  Yes  Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road - DAY  See Coordinator above   Timetable not available  
2021 WSU Online Trimester 2  Yes  WSU Online - ONLINE  Cathy Dickson  Timetable not available  
2021 WSU Online Trimester 3  Yes  WSU Online - ONLINE  Nikki Meller  Timetable not available  

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About this Unit
This unit explores the process of transition from student to professional practitioner. Students will gain an understanding of the congruence between the provision of health care and professional regulatory frameworks. The role of the graduate nurse or midwife will be explored through a detailed examination of case studies that apply relevant nursing theory to professional practice. This unit will build capacity in students to meet their professional responsibilities as capable practitioners in nursing or midwifery. Students will also have the opportunity to discuss career planning and set priorities for ongoing professional development.

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
Access to an internet enabled device is essential in order to be able to: access course materials; to participate in discussion groups; and to access additional resources provided by the lecturer during the session. See http://www.westernsydney.edu.au/currentstudents/current_students/services_and_facilities/uwsonline_student_support for further information.

4684.1Bachelor of MidwiferyCONTINUING
4684.3Bachelor of MidwiferyCURRENT
4691.1Bachelor of NursingCONTINUING
4691.2Bachelor of NursingCONTINUING
4691.3Bachelor of NursingCONTINUING
4691.4Bachelor of NursingCURRENT
4692.1Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry)CONTINUING
4692.2Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry)CONTINUING
4692.3Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry)CONTINUING
4692.4Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry)CONTINUING
4692.5Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry)CURRENT
4780.1Bachelor of Nursing - WSU OnlineCURRENT

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