Introduction to Professional Identity & Contemporary Nursing Practice

There are many factors that contribute to the professional disposition of a nurse including personal attributes and professional standards. The preparation activities this week are designed to have students examine their own personal and professional values and to begin to gather evidence for completing assessment 1.

This week in class, Tutorial 1 will introduce students to the subject, their tutor and assist them to become familiar with the expectations of students within the tutorial space. Group discussion on the function and application of professional practice codes, and competencies will form a large part of the tutorial in particular, the Registered Nurse Standards for Practice. Clinical case studies will be used to enable critical discussion of the subject themes and to begin to build clinical judgement regarding professional practice of students and Registered Nurses.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this week, students will have achieved the following objectives:

  1. Enhance understanding of the UTS Graduate Attributes
  2. Develop an understanding of professional development requirements for the Registered Nurse
  3. Understand the purpose and components of a developing and maintaining a professional e-portfolio

Required reading and viewing for this tutorial

  1. University of Technology Sydney, 2014,UTS Inherent Requirements for Nursing(undergraduate) Courses, available on UTSOnline.
  • University of Technology Sydney n.d.Bachelor of Nursing: Course Intended Learning Outcomes and Graduate Attributes, available on UTSOnline.
  • Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, 2016, Registered Nurse Standards for Practice, viewed 14th July 2019, available

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Pre-tutorial learning activities

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Activity 1: Who are you and why did you choose to study nursing?

Understanding who you are?!

Consider the influences that have had a positive impact in your life and made you the person that you are today. These could be anything, even something that was not a positive experience but has made you a better person. These influences are personal and will be different for everyone. In class, we will review attributes in general and students are welcome to contribute to the discussion but you do not need to share these if you don’t feel comfortable.

The purpose of this exercise is to start to consider the importance of self-awareness and how it influences our decisions, actions, thoughts and words. To do this, you may consider personal, family, social, cultural, religious, professional & any other influence. Don’t forget to include things that you like, value or are good at… is it music, cooking, sport… maths…! You can be as creative as you like.

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Understanding your degree (Bachelor of Nursing)

Under National Law, students undertaking a course that leads to the registration as a health practitioner (such as a Registered Nurse), are required to be registered with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA).Students are registered by the university and to do this, they must meet inherent requirements.

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Read:Please review the UTS Inherent Requirements for Nursing (undergraduate) Courses before coming to class. These will also be covered in the lecture.

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What does the term inherent requirements mean?

What are the “essential components” that students are assessed on?

There are eight domains of inherent requirements in the undergraduate nursing course. Please review these domains before coming to class. During class, you will work with your peers to analyse these domains and determine how a student can successfully demonstrate these requirements – both as students at university and as students completing a clinical placement.

These inherent requirements interlink with other documents that you will become familiar with, including; Bachelor of Nursing: Course Intended Learning Outcomes and Graduate Attributes. These are the attributes that are expected of students when they have completed the requirements of the Bachelor of Nursing.

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Reference – Subject Preparation Activities
UTS Bachelor of Nursing: Course Intended Learning Outcomes and Graduate Attributes

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Review: Personal & Professional Philosophy of Nursing – By Brandi Dahlin https://sites.google.com/a/asu.edu/brandi-dahlin/philosophy-of-nursing

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What values/qualities are evident in this philosophy of nursing?

Considering why you have chosen to study nursing and the values, skills and attributes that you have identified in the first two activities, develop a list of qualities that you would like to include in your values statement:

Having determined what attributes, values or skills that you already possess, do any of these relate to the UTS Bachelor of Nursing: Course Intended Learning Outcomes and Graduate Attributes?

Remember, you cannot just say that your attribute is related to a graduate attribute, you should consider HOW or WHY they relate to the graduate attribute/s.This will help you write your Nursing Philosophy for assessment 1.

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In the lecture and over the coming weeks, we will review the Registered Nurse Standards for Practicein more depth which is essential to both your clinical practice and to being successful in your degree. For assessment 1, students are designing their ePortfolio which has a number of elements incorporated. One of these relates to students being able to demonstrate their ability or intention to address one of the standards in relation to either:

  • Standard 2 – Engages in therapeutic and professional relationships OR
  • Standard 6 – Provides safe, appropriate and responsive quality nursing practice

To apply the standard/s to practice, it is important to first understand what they mean. Like all job applications and/or interviews, the aim is to demonstrate application and understanding, not to reiterate the question or meaning of a term. For example, we don’t want you to tell us that you will engage in therapeutic and professional relationships. We want you to tell us HOW you will engage in therapeutic and professional relationships.

Helpful tip: Consider reviewing your responses and feedback to your ATHC 1 assessments in relation to the NMBA RN Standards of Practice questions.

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Tutorial Activities – to be completed in class

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Activity 1: Getting to know who you are!

  1. In groups, share one attribute/ skill/ influence that you identified in your pre-tutorial activities that you can apply to your role as a student nurse, and later, a Registered Nurse.
  • Within your group discussion, identify any common themes or attributes that you share with others.

  • As a group, using this theme as an example, relate it to any of theUTSBachelor of Nursing: Course Intended Learning Outcomes and Graduate Attributes?
  • Present this theme to the class as an example of how it relates to the UTSBachelor of Nursing: Course Intended Learning Outcomes and Graduate Attributes?

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Even though a theme is a collective term, please note that not every student has to share the exact same attribute. Everyone has different experiences in life but this does not mean that there cannot be a common theme. An individual’s experience is one example of a theme. Therefore, please be careful not to copy others for assessment 1 as students should not have the same experience and/or reflection.

For example:

  • Student A – Steven has been working casually at McDonalds since he was 17 years of age and was recently awarded with an award for excellence in customer service
  • Student B – Maggie volunteers with Girl Guides as a peer leader
  • Student C – Meredith volunteers at her daughter’s school, assisting students with their reading
  • Student D – Ethan is employed by UTS as a SPROUT

All students demonstrate application of having a Professional Disposition – 1.0, 1.2 and 1.3. Each student would present this in their own way as to how and why they value and/or strive for a Professional Disposition because their experience is different.

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Activity 2: Registered Nurse Standards for Practice

In groups, your tutor will provide you with a case study to review. These case studies are nursing students who may be on a clinical placement or attending a class at university. Review the case study and highlight examples of how the student nurse is demonstrating the Registered Nurse Standards for Practice through either knowledge, skill and/or behaviour. You may also like to refer to the ANSAT Behavioural Cues. Once you have had the time to discuss this as a group, you will be asked to feedback to the rest of the class.

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