NRSG265 - Principles of Nursing: Medical

10 cp
Prerequisites Nil
Teaching Organisation

The Registered Nurse plays a central role in the provision of health care and education for people who experience both short and long term 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 medical nursing practice and assisting clients who manage their longer term illness.

The principles of medical nursing that underpin best practice will be demonstrated by the use of evidence-based case studies. Roles of the medical nurse across a variety of health settings, and within the context of multi-disciplinary care, will be explored across patient journeys. 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 acute medical health alterations.