Reflect on the clinical placement experience and care provision

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Assessment Task 2

Assessment name: NSB231 Integrated Nursing Practice 2 (On Campus) Case Study

Task description: For this essay, select either Essay Case Option 1 (the paediatric case) or Essay Case Option 2 (the adult case). Review your chosen case and the clinical documents. Using the clinical reasoning cycle you are required to assess, plan, implement and evaluate your care for the patient. After identifying the relevant assessment data you must identify two (2) priority problems for your patient. For each priority problem identified, list two (2) nursing interventions (collaborative/independent) linking to your research of the literature. Include a one to two line rationale for each intervention. Evaluation of your care is essential.

Learning outcomes assessed:

1. Apply and integrate knowledge of the key NMBA Registered Nurse Standards for Nursing Practice, National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards, and National Health Priorities to enable effective clinical decision making, planning and action in a range of situations that reflect the diversity of contemporary health care settings and challenge.

2. Apply knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology to support evidence-based decisions for planning and action in a range of clinical situations.


3. Demonstrate clinical reasoning and clinical decision making in line with safe and quality person-centred care across the lifespan.

4. Apply knowledge and skills to communicate and collaborate effectively with consumers and families.

5. Reflect on the clinical placement experience and care provision,

using feedback from a range of sources, to identify opportunities to enhance individual practice.


What you need to do: The 2200 word essay should cover the points below: • Introduction (150 words approx): State an overview of the

patient’s condition and identify the TWO priority nursing problems. Give a brief plan for the essay topics.

• For each of your identified priority problems (950 words approx):

Briefly explain how it relates to the patient’s assessment data. You will need to draw on your understanding of pathophysiology to explain the link between the problem and the patient’s signs and symptoms. Identify TWO priority nursing interventions to address the problem. Justify the nursing interventions you will implement (explain what is involved in implementing the intervention, why it is suitable, any relevant positive or negative aspects/considerations) and support/justify the use of these interventions with reference to current evidence-based literature. Outline the evaluation criteria/data that would indicate that each intervention is improving or resolving the identified problem.




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• Conclusion (150 words approx): Briefly restate the patient’s condition and problems and how the nursing interventions can benefit the patient’s health.

• You need to discuss at least one independent nursing intervention

in your essay.

For any collaborative nursing interventions you must discuss the nursing responsibilities and actions in relation to this collaborative intervention.

Medications cannot be both of your chosen collaborative interventions for a problem. If a medication is one of your collaborative interventions you must identify an appropriate drug that is likely to be/or has been prescribed by the doctor. You must consider and discuss the nursing responsibilities associated with the medication (action, dose, side effects, prevention and management of same, administration requirements, evaluation).

Length: 2200 words +/-10% (word length includes in-text referencing and excludes your reference list)

Estimated time to complete task:

Approximately 25 – 30 hours

Weighting: 40%

Individual/Group: Individual

Formative/Summative: Yes

How will I be assessed: Summative

Due date: Friday 4th May submitted via Turnitin in your NSB231 Blackbord site by 2359 pm. More information about Turnitin is available on the FAQs about Turnitin page.

Presentation requirements:

This assessment task must:

Use QUT APA referencing for citing academic literature Assignment cover sheet must be included as the first page of your

document. Then continue using this word document on page 2 to write the rest of your assessment.

Be submitted in electronic format as a single Abode Acrobat

PDF document via Turnitin

Format of assignment: Your assignment should be • Be a written academic essay containing an introduction, body and

conclusion, addressing the task. • Use QUT APA referencing for citing academic literature • Assignment cover sheet must be included as the first page of your




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• A minimum 20 references but be cited from valid, contemporary journal articles or books no older than 7 years.

and prepared as follows: Has a cover sheet with the assessment title, your name, student

number, tutor name and word count. Coversheet template is required. Include a ‘footer’ on each page with your name, student number, unit

code and page number. 3 cm margins on all sides, double-spaced text Times New Roman, font size 12 QUT APA style referencing (see

What you need to submit:

One word document that contains the following items: Assignment Cover Sheet & your work in the provided template with a

reference page

Resources needed to complete task:

• Case study outline and clinical documents available in your Blackboard site

• Clinical Reasoning template available in your Blackboard site

• Learning through reflection web site. QUT Cite Write APA guide.

Turnitin Tip Sheets.

Videos under the assessment link on:

Introduction to Evidence in Evidence Based Practice Academic Integrity.



Academic Integrity The School of Nursing takes academic integrity very seriously. All work submitted must be your own work. The work of others needs to be correctly acknowledged and referenced according to the APA guidelines. There are serious consequences that will be imposed should you be found to breach academic integrity. Make sure you are familiar with the MOPP C/5.3 Academic Integrity and view the Academic Integrity video and explore the Academic Case Studies available on your Blackboard site. Maintaining academic integrity is your responsibility. If in doubt, check it carefully.

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