Over the duration of the Bachelor of Nursing program students will develop a portfolio that can be used when they graduate
to demonstrate that they have achieved the competencies required for nursing practice. The portfolio will be based around
the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council (ANMC) (2006) National Competency Standards for the Registered Nurse 4th
edition, which can be accessed via the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia website at:
Assessment 2 will enable Bachelor of Nursing students to develop their understanding of the ANMC competency domain
Critical Thinking and Analysis. An understanding of this domain is essential for skill development in all 10 competency
areas. To be competent in this domain, students must develop skills in reflection and utilising quality evidence.
Information on reflection and reflective writing can be accessed via the
University of New South Wales link at: http://www.lc.unsw.edu.au/onlib/reflect.html
In aIDition the following link provides examples of how students can approach Part B of the assessment item. In this
example, note how the reflection in the examples is supported by referring to what the student has read in the literature.
More information can be found at Southern Cross University at: www.scu.edu.au/academicskills/download.php?doc_id=3699
Part A Understanding of competency domain Critical Thinking and Analysis.
This section of the assignment will demonstrate your understanding of some aspects of one specific competency domain. In
this section of the assignment students will:
Part A1: Explain your understanding of the nursing competency domain Critical Thinking and Analysis (100 words).
Part A2: Explain your understanding of the role of reflection in developing competence in nursing practice (100 words).
Part B Reflection on learning
The second part of the assignment asks you to demonstrate your ability to critically reflect on knowledge, feelings and
beliefs related to the workshop and the first four topics.
Part B1: Using the workshop as the basis, explain how your knowledge, feelings, attitudes and/or beliefs around cultural
understanding and competence have developed. Refer to the literature to support your reflective statement (200 words).
Part B2: Using activities 1.5 and 1.7 in topic 1, activity 2.7 in topic 2, activity 3.6 in topic 3, and activity 4.6 in
topic 4 as the basis, explain how your beliefs have been challenged and/or your knowledge developed. Refer to the
literature to support your reflective statement (600 words). Ensure that you explain some aspect of EACH of the four (4)
topics. Some topics, however, you may want to explain at greater length.