HLTSC573-22X (HAM)

Nursing Practicum II

30 Points

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Division of Health Engineering Computing & Science
Te Huataki Waiora - School of Health


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Paper Description

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The aim of this paper is to progress your developing role as a nurse and as a health professional. This will be complemented by knowledge to inform practice from a cultural, ethical and legal perspective. The paper will focus strongly on the integration of health assessment, clinical reasoning and decision-making within nursing practice. Students will engage with professional nursing practice situated within the health and social needs of the population. The paper will address the health needs of Māori and Pacific, through an equity lens. The lifespan and care continuum are reflected in the placement settings for acute care, primary and community and mental health
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Paper Structure

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Teaching Block: 25 July - 7 October (Recess weeks of 19 & 25 September)
A Trimester


  • Monday 9am-10am (This shows as a lecture in your timetable)

Lectures (6 hrs per week)

  • Monday 1300-1500hrs
  • Tuesday 0900-1200hrs
  • Tuesday 1300-1400hrs

The theory component of this trimester is delivered from 25 July to 7 October. There is two weeks recess 19 & 25 September. Lectures will continue to focus on the privileged role of being present in a persons health journey, the professional role of the nurse, theory of practice and the foundations of health assessment. Topics will extend the knowledge and skills you have developed in your first clinical placement and prepare you for your second clinical placement which commences in the week of 10 October.

Tutorials (2 hrs per week)

Please bring your clinical pack and wear attire appropriate to participate in clinical skills - guidance will be given in the first session as to what attire is required.

Tutorials may consist of group work, workshops and assessment skill practice. The aim of the tutorials is to begin to apply concepts and theory into practice.

Clinical Practice 10 October - 2 December,
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • Meet the following learning outcomes:

    1. Exemplify and reflect upon the role and scope of the nurse within clinical,
    professional, ethical and legal parameters;
    2. Critically review the role of the nurse in achieving equity in health outcomes
    amongst people from diverse backgrounds including migrants and those with
    3. Demonstrate competency in effective communication and negotiating a
    therapeutic relationship with clients / tāngata whaiora and whānau across
    the lifespan and care continuum;
    4. Demonstrate skills in holistic health assessment, clinical reasoning and
    5. Review Māori and Pacific models of health care and cultural responsiveness,
    drawing on examples of clinical practice;
    6. Demonstrate competent practice in relation to patient safety, cultural
    safety and quality of life indicators in response to assessment and
    implementation of care, that incorporates physical and psychological well-
    7. Critically review the role of e-health and digital technology in the provision of
    8. Implement, document and critically review an evidence-based plan-of-care
    and communicate to other members of the nursing team; and
    9. Critically review the contribution of the nurse to equity, population health,
    health promotion and health literacy.
    Linked to the following assessments:
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Paper assessment components are graded, and students must achieve an overall grade equivalent to 50 percent to pass the paper.

All assessment tasks must be attempted.

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Client information resource
22 Aug 2022
11:30 PM
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Quiz
16 Sep 2022
11:30 PM
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Group project
2 Oct 2022
No set time
  • Presentation: In Class
4. Case Study
7 Nov 2022
11:30 PM
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
5. Portfolio
21 Nov 2022
9:00 AM
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Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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Crisp,J., Douglas C., Rebeiro, G., Waters, D. (2021). Potter & Perry's Fundamentals of Nursing (6th Ed.). Elsevier

Foster, K., Marks, P., O'Brien, A., & Raeburn, T. (2020). Mental Health in Nursing: Theory and Practice for Clinical Settings. Elsevier Health Sciences.

Wepa,D. (2015). Cultural Safety In Aotearoa New Zealand (2nd Ed.). Cambridge University Press.

Bickley, Szilagyi, P. G., Hoffman, R. M., & Soriano, R. P. (2020). Bates’ Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking. (13th ed.). Wolters Kluwer Health.

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Recommended Readings

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Wepa,D. (2015). Cultural Safety In Aotearoa New Zealand (2nd Ed.). Cambridge University Press.
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Other Resources

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Additional readings and materials may be provided or suggested during the year and will be visible on the Moodle page.
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Online Support

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This paper has a Moodle page where you will be able to lecture notes and slides, lecture recordings, tutorial notes and assessment materials. Here, you will find the most up to date information, so please check this frequently as there may be slight deviations from this outline.

Please Note: Moodle will also be used for class notices. Please make sure you check the site regularly.
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The workload for this paper totals 300 learning hours across A Trimester. This is made up of face to face lectures, tutorials (or clinical skills sessions) and includes 173 clinical hours.
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Linkages to Other Papers

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This paper builds on the foundation of HLTSC 572 Nursing Practicum 1. It applies the scientific principles developed in HLTSC 571 and HLTSC 574, Applied science for Nursing Practice, and the elements of Te Tiriti o Waitangi from Maori 503.
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