School Of Nursing And Midwifery

Medical-Surgical Nursing 1Western Sydney University Unit Code: 400753.4


Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
Content and achievement of learning outcomes derived from Year One nursing units.

Incompatible Units
400058 - Nursing Therapeutics 6, 400059 - Nursing Therapeutics 7, 400642 - Medical-Surgical Nursing Therapeutics

400749 Nursing and Health Breakdown OR 400776 Introduction to Nursing Practice

400814 Alterations in Nutrition, Elimination and Sexuality

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Restrictions on clinical practicum placements because of safety and professional issues dealing with the public. Students must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry) or Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced) and must have met Special Requirements for these courses.

About this Unit
This unit will elaborate on professional nursing concepts and practices that promote, maintain and support people who are experiencing health breakdown affecting eating, drinking, nutrition, elimination and sexuality.

Special Requirements - Legislative Pre-requisites

First Aid Certificate. Students will need to have completed the NSW Health Special Requirements for clinical practicum attendance. At present these include; 1). Criminal Record Check form prior to 1 June 2010 or a Student Undertaking Form after 1 June 2010 and have applied for a National Police Certificate; 2). A completed vaccination card with serology results attached; 3). Four forms completed and taken to every placement (with a copy): a). Students are required to complete a Working with Children Check leading to the issuance of a clearance number under the category of volunteer for some placements within The Justice Health & Forensic Mental Health Network. Students will need to i. Access the Commission for Children and Young People website and complete an online application form to generate an application number, ii. Present an application number and identification to a NSW Motor Registry or Government Access Centre prior to issuance by mail of a Working with Children Check number, iii. Submit the letter with a valid Working with Children Check number to the School of Nursing and Midwifery to facilitate processing of a school placement if requested; b). Code of Conduct; c). TB Assessment Form; d). Student Undertaking/Declaration form; 4). International students need to take an additional form: A statutory declaration signed by a Justice of the Peace.

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
Students are required to wear closed shoes (covering heels and instep). Students who do not wear the correct clothing will be excluded from clinical practicum sessions.

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