Are developing appropriate critical thinking, clinical reasoning and sound clinical decision making processes and strategies essential for safe, evidence-based and competent nursing practice in medical/surgical settings.

Are developing appropriate critical thinking, clinical reasoning and sound clinical decision making processes and strategies essential for safe, evidence-based and competent nursing practice in medical/surgical settings.

Nursing Practice

Assessment 1: Case Study
Nursing management of a patient requiring hospitalisation

Length: 2500 words

The aim and purpose of Assessment 1 is to provide students the opportunity to demonstrate they:

• Are developing their ability to locate, interpret, integrate, synthesize and apply nursing knowledge from NUR243, other units they have comleted and a range of current, reliable sources to a patient or scenario they may meet in day to day nursing practice in medical/surgical settings
• Are developing appropriate critical thinking, clinical reasoning and sound clinical decision making processes and strategies essential for safe, evidence-based and competent nursing practice in medical/surgical settings
• Are able to focus their attention to the needs of the individual patient as the key concern of nursing practice in health care settings
• Have a developing understanding of the role and scope of practice of the registered nurse in the Australian health care context
• Are progressing towards the level of professional written communication required for nursing practice in Australia
• Are demonstrating ethical and professional practice by adhering to the University’s academic integrity standards and plagiarism policy

The format for Assessment 1 is objective, academic writing style in proper sentences and topic paragraphs under the headings below.
Note: An introduction and conclusion are not required in this assignment.
• Item 1: Clinical presentation
• Item 2: Nursing management – Adequate oxygenation
• Item 3: Nursing management – Medication management.
• Item 4: Nursing management – Rationale for prescribed treatments and nursing interventions.
• Item 5: Safe, effective nursing care
• Item 6: Health promotion
• Item 7: Culturally responsive nursing care

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