Assessment 2: Written Assessment
Purpose of the assessment
This written assessment measures application of knowledge relating to content areas of the unit and then applied to the action of graduate applications. The finalised assignment is designed to provide of a job application portfolio to which students are encouraged to add additional questions and answers.
This 2000 word assignment will function as a blueprint of the student’s preparation for job interviews.
Learning outcomes that align to this task
4. Further examine the roles and scope of practice of healthcare professionals;
5. Demonstrate knowledge and skills in appropriate delegation;
7. Discuss conflict resolution and performance management in the healthcare setting;
8. Apply appropriate knowledge and skills in professional and interprofessional communication and teamwork within a simulated setting.
Assessment 2 is due by midnight, Session 8 Week 3.
This 2000 word assignment has four (4) separate sections you must complete:
Self Reflection (300 words - 10%);
Clinical scenario: Assessment and Actions (500 words - 25%);
Clinical scenario: Prioritisation (500 words - 25%); and
Professional scenario (700 words - 40%).
Section 1: Summary of a GNP of choice and Self-Reflection
Find Graduate Nurse Programs and review their website information.
Nominate one program and summarise the description of that program in your own words.
Describe yourself and how your attributes enhance your application with particular reference to the key features and values of the program. Use a reflective framework to complete your review.
300 words (10 %)
Section 2: Clinical question
You are caring for a male patient who has been admitted for investigation of seizures. You go into the bathroom and find him on the floor. What would your immediate actions be?
Explain your answer in detail including your assessment, hypotheses and rationales for actions.
500 words (25%)
Section 3: Prioritization
After morning handover of your four (4) patients, you have reviewed the charts and have entered the room to greet your patients. It is 0730 and breakfast is usually delivered at 0740. Before you can introduce yourself, the following demands on your time occur concurrently:
Patient 1 Mrs Peterson is asking for help to the ensuite to use her bowels. You know Mrs Peterson had a stroke 2 weeks ago and has a moderate left hemiplegia and needs assistance to move. She is classified as a high falls risk.
Patient 2 Mrs Walters is going to theatre at 0800 and is not yet ready
Patient 3 Mr Young is nil by mouth and has IV therapy running at 167mls per hour. The infusion pump alarm is sounding and the IV flask appears to be close to empty, Mr Young is also complaining of pain.
Patient 4 Mr Stavropoulous has been admitted for acute asthma. He is due for ventolin and prednisolone at 0800. His BGL at 0700 was 4.6 mmol/l.
The ANUM is searching for Mrs Walters pre-operative checklist and wants to know if you have seen it.
In what order would you address these requests? Describe your rationale for each decision.
500 words (25%)
Section 4: Professional
Your patient Mr Stanley is having an ascitic tap on the ward today. You have reviewed the requirements of the procedure and understand that you need to assist by caring for the patient, managing analgesia and monitoring vital signs during the procedure. It is lunchtime in your busy ward. Your colleagues including the ANUM in charge, are off the ward having lunch. The ANUM handed over to you that Mr Stanley is having the ascitic tap after 1.30 when sufficient staff are available and that she has negotiated this with the resident medical officer (RMO). You are monitoring another patient with hypoglycaemia when you see the RMO with the procedure trolley going into Mr Stanley’s room. The procedure requires a nurse be in attendance. You have no available staff and you need to monitor your hypoglycaemic patient. How will you manage this RMO?
Describe in detail your response to your chosen scenario drawing upon your knowledge and research of professional regulations and requirements, professional behaviour, conflict resolution techniques, education and provision of feedback.
700 words (30%)
Presentation & Style; Grammar and Spelling (5%)
Correct use of references including in text citations and reference list (5%)
Submit all four parts of the assignment as one document.
The assignment must have a title page with your name, ID, number of words (including in text references but excluding the reference page), title of the assessment, and the tutorial facilitator’s name.
Clear headings for each of the four parts are required. All references must be combined into one reference list created at the end of your assignment.
Please see the Assessment 2 Rubric for further details about the assessment criteria for this tasks..
This assessment must be submitted into the dropbox Assessment 2: Written Examination and will be checked for Originality by Turnitin.