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Unit Code: NUR412

Unit Name: Nursing Arts

Description: The course introduces the student to the historical overview of nursing, nursing as a profession, health care delivery system, and scope of practice and competency standards of an enrolled nurse. An overview of the nursing process will be studied including a brief introduction to Orem’s nursing process with special focus on the three nursing systems. Students will also learn the basic communication skills, and dynamics of man to embrace the vitality of the concept of holistic nursing. In the process, the knowledge of man as an individual, culture and spirituality will also be discussed.

Learning Target Outcomes: On successful completion of this course, the students will be able to : 1. Identify General Health and Safety issues of Patient Care 2. Determine specific Health and care needs of patients 3. Apply patient care and general comfort measures 4. Evaluate patient response to care 5. Demonstrate the application of taking vitals 6. Demonstrate the application of basic life support

Prerequisite: Pass in Year 12 examination (or equivalent) and as per Minimum Entry Requirement (MER).

Prerequisite Sentence: N/A

Credit Point: 30

Offered In: Semester 1