HLTSC579-23I (HAM)

Transition to Registered Nurse Practice

45 Points

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The University of Waikato
Academic Divisions
Division of Health Engineering Computing & Science
Te Huataki Waiora School of Health

Staff

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Convenor(s)

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: annis.huang@waikato.ac.nz
: donna.foxall@waikato.ac.nz

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: anne.ferrier-watson@waikato.ac.nz

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What this paper is about

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Tēnā koutou katoa, nau mai haere mai, a very warm welcome to your Transition to Registered Nurse Practice paper.

We continue to build on the knowledge and skills developed to support you towards becoming a comprehensively trained Registered Nurse who places tūroro/ tangata whai ora/ whānau and health consumers at the centre of their care and is responsive to the needs of the population.

Poipoia te kākano, kia puāwai. Nurture the seed and it will blossom

Brief overview can be found in the next section.

When we explore particular topics, methods of content delivery may be subject to change in light of COVID-19 and the dynamic context. Notwithstanding, by the end of the year you will have developed knowledge and skills with a range of focused therapeutic and evidence-based approaches that can be applied across the lifespan in preparation for your State Registration Examination.

No reira, piki mai, kake mai ra. Welcome again

Tangata ako ana i te kaenga, te tūranga ki te marae, tau ana......

A persons nurtured in the community contributes strongly to society.

Kia kaha, kia maia, kia manawanui. Reach out to us for help when you need.

The aim of this paper is to progress the development of students' clinical competencies to the level of a Registered Nurse and to meet the expected competencies of the Nursing Council of New Zealand. Students will develop skills of structured inquiry into clinical problems during their extended period of clinical experience (Transition Placement) by using data routinely generated in clinical practice/service delivery. Students will demonstrate the entirety of their learning to date by practising with a high level of autonomy in preparation for the transition to Registered Nurse practice.

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How this paper will be taught

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This is a 45-point paper, which spans across Trimester B and extends as an I paper until the week of November 20th 2023.

HLTSC579 is made up of three blocks:

  • Block A: 1 week of teaching (starting 10th July). Within this block, teaching is conducted on campus.

  • Block B: Clinical Practice for 10 weeks (starting 18th July). Teaching during this time will include fortnightly online tutorials and as needed lectures.

  • Two-week teaching recess (starting 25th September).

  • Block C: 3 weeks of teaching (starting 9th October). Within this block, teaching is conducted on campus.

  • Three-week study recess (starting 30th October). Some State Exam preparation will occur during this time also.

  • State Registration Examination: Tuesday 21st November 2023

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Required Readings

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Required:

Lewis, P., & Foley, D. (2020). Health assessment in nursing Australia and New Zealand (3rd ed.). Wolters Kluwer.

Foster, Marks, P., O’Brien, A., & Raeburn, T. (2020). Mental health in nursing?: theory and practice for clinical settings (Fifth edition.). Elsevier.

Moldskred, P. S., Snibsøer, A. K., & Espehaug, B. (2021). Improving the quality of nursing documentation at a residential care home: a clinical audit.?BMC nursing,?20(1), 1-7.

Recommended:

Bickley, Szilagyi, P. G., Hoffman, R. M., & Soriano, R. P. (2020). Bates’ Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking. (13th ed.). Wolters Kluwer Health.

Harding, M. (2023). Lewis’s medical-surgical nursing?: assessment and management of clinical problems (12th ed.). Elsevier.

Wepa,D. (2015). Cultural Safety In Aotearoa New Zealand (2nd Ed.). Cambridge University Press.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Synthesise knowledge and experience from research and practice to prepare for transition to the Registered Nurse role in acute care, primary and community and mental health and addiction and disability settings
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  • Critically review styles of communication and therapeutic relationships with clients / tāngata whaiora and whānau across the lifespan and care continuum and demonstrate effective communication
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  • Apply Māori and Pacific models of health care and cultural responsiveness and consider their critical role within nursing practice
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  • Ensuring that the principles of patient and cultural safety are met, evaluate and review the impact of medicines and other therapeutic interventions with clients / tāngata whaiora who have mental or physical illness, addictions or disability in a range of
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  • Demonstrate the ability to conduct a research project relevant to clinical practice including appropriate cultural engagement, consultation and collaboration
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  • Demonstrate effective use of information technology and virtual health modalities in clinical care
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  • Review models of leadership in the development and delivery of health services
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Assessments

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How you will be assessed

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Paper assessment components are graded, and students must achieve an overall grade equivalent to 50 percent to pass the paper and pass compulsory assessments.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam.


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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Nursing Practice Portfolio
40
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Clinical Audit Presentation
8 Oct 2023
12:00 AM
20
  • Presentation: In Class
3. Clinical Audit Report
40
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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