In many graduate nurse programs new graduates are required to complete a clinical project related to
change or innovation in clinical practice. That may mean reviewing and researching an area of clinical
practice in the ward that requires improvement, or an area where practice in the ward has been
delivered at an excellent level. The new graduate may present their completed project as an in-service
education session for unit/ward/ community colleagues or perhaps as a poster during the hospital
This assessment task is broken up into three (3) integral and interrelated components:
Produce a print media submission (poster) related to your chosen NSQHS standard and clinical situation;
and present your poster over four – five minutes in a face-to-face class to your fellow students
• Reflect and write about a situation that occurred within the ward setting while on clinical
• Identify one (1) National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standard to which this
clinical situation relates.
Reflect on a clinical situation and produce print media poster. You can use the
same situation for assessment 4 or use new situation.
Reflective writing is your response to experiences, situations, events or new information and usually
these are linked to some relevant literature on the subject. There is no right or wrong answer.
Reflection is unique and you are expected to use personal pronouns (I, me, us) to express your ideas. We
do reflective writing:
• to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of what occurred
• to react to written text or situation by agreeing or disagreeing and explaining why
• to make connections between what you know and what you are learning.
• to examine how you learn and whether it is effective.
• to reflect on successes and / or mistakes for your future career.
• Reflect about a situation that occurred while on clinical practicum.
Think about a situation, interaction, experience, incident, encounter, observation that occurred within
the ward setting during a clinical practicum. It does not matter if it went well or if it went badly, it is an
event that you learnt from.
• You can use one (1) of the reflective models to guide your writing or another reflection strategy such as
journaling or critical incident analysis.
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Identify one (1) National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standard.
The primary aims of the NSQHS Standards are to protect the public from harm and to improve the quality of
health service provision. The eight NSQHS Standards provide a nationally consistent statement about the
level of care consumers can expect from health services (Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in
Healthcare [ACSQHC], 2019).
Identify one (1) NSQHS Standard to which this clinicalsituation relates:
• Discuss and provide rationale on how this standard has been maintained OR could have been maintained
in context to this ward situation.
• Provide practice improvement recommendations that could be implemented within the ward setting. The
objective of practice improvement is simply to spread innovation in order to improve a particular
outcome or process, through changing the processes within the ward setting