NRSG258 - Principles of Nursing Surgical

10 cp
Prerequisites Nil

The Registered Nurse plays a central role in the provision of health care for people who experience health alterations. Health alterations occur across a range of settings and it is a requirement that the nurse is able to provide care for people experiencing these alterations. This unit is required by students to assist their ongoing development of theoretical knowledge, specifically in relation to nursing practice in the surgical environment.

The principles of surgical nursing that underpin best practice will be demonstrated by the use of evidence-based case studies. Roles of the surgical nurse across a variety of health settings, and within the context of multi-disciplinary care, will be explored across the patient journey. The content contained within this unit will inform nursing students’ future clinical practice across a variety of settings.
This aim of this unit is to support students in development of knowledge and skills for person-centred, evidence-based nursing care of individuals experiencing episodic health alterations or illnesses that require surgery.