NRSG367 - Transition to Professional Nursing

10 cp
Prerequisites: For BN students: Completion of a minimum of 180 credit points;
For BN/BBA and BN/BP students: Completion of a minimum of 240 credit points;
For BN(EN) students: Completion of a minimum of 100 credit points
Teaching Organisation: 150 hours of focused learning.

To transition effectively from a student nurse to a Registered Nurse is a complex and multidimensional process. In order to function effectively in the graduate workforce, the student must have an underpinning knowledge of professional expectations and understand how to employ specific skills at a graduate level. This unit is required by students to assist them to prepare for the transition to professional practice experience.

This unit is focuses on contemporary issues that impact the transition from nursing student to graduate Registered Nurse within various health care settings. Transition is seen as a multidimensional and complex process. The key issues addressed relate to knowledge and strategies in the areas of leadership, teamwork, clinical decision making, critical thinking, advocacy and responding to change in the healthcare environment.

The aim of this unit is to extend and consolidate concepts from both theory and nursing practice units and assist students in making the transition to a new practitioner.