PEP Assessment

Professional Experience Placement is an integral component of the BNSc (Internal and External) program and the BNSc-BMid program to meet the AHPRA requirements for registration as a registered nurse and/or midwife. The aim of PEP is to integrate theoretical knowledge into practical clinical experiences. PEP has been designed to develop a beginning registered nurse and/or midwife who:

  • is able to deliver safe, competent nursing and/or midwifery care
  • is able to apply decision making and clinical judgment
  • is a consciously interactive, reflective nurse/midwife.

Therefore, the assessment requirements of each PEP are reflective of the relevant subject’s learning outcomes.

Your clinical facilitator/preceptor or clinical partner is responsible for coordinating your PEP learning experiences and your assessments. You will need to take with you on your PEP:

  1. Subject outline.
  2. Professional Experience Placement Assessment Tool documents. Namely, the JCU-branded timesheet and ANSAT for nursing placements and the JCU-branded timesheet and AMSAT for midwifery placements. These downloadable documents are found in the PEP assessment folder within the relevant subject’s LearnJCU site.
  3. To achieve a PEP satisfactory result, students must satisfactorily complete all PEP components.
NB: Please ensure you have hard copies of all completed mandatory PEP documents within your professional experience placement document folder with you during your PEP. Facility staff will ask to review these documents. It is your responsibility to produce these when requested.

Professional experience placement is considered a privilege, and students need to be adequately prepared and behave in a responsible manner to ensure safe standards are practiced when caring for people and working with healthcare professionals in the clinical setting.

Students who are underperforming in the on campus clinical workshops will need to complete an Action Plan for Professional Experience Placement (APPEP) before a placement will be allocated.