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Current registration number

Registration number you were assigned when you first registered with a nursing/midwifery board.


Incorporates the nursing or midwifery program’s total planned learning experience including:
• educational and professional philosophies
• program structure and delivery modes
• subject outlines
• links between subject learning outcomes, their assessment and the national competencies or standards for practice
• teaching and learning strategies
• practice experience placement plan.

Curriculum or program document

Contains the program philosophy, education and professional theoretical framework, program structure and sequencing, content, delivery strategies, assessment descriptors and evaluation processes.


Date of first registration

Date you were first registered as a nurse/midwife.

Deep versus surface learning

Surface learning is when students accept information at face value and focus on merely memorising it as a set of unlinked facts. This leads to superficial, short-term retention of material, such as for examination purposes. In contrast, deep learning involves the critical analysis of new ideas, linking them to already known concepts and principles. This leads to understanding and long-term retention of concepts so they can be used to solve problems in unfamiliar contexts. Deep learning promotes understanding and application for life.


Relationship exists when one member of the health care team delegates aspects of care, which they are competent to perform and which they would normally perform themselves, to another member of the health care team from a different discipline, or to a less experienced member of the same discipline. Delegations are made to meet people’s needs and to ensure access to health care services — that is, the right person is available at the right time to provide the right service to a person. The delegator retains accountability for the decision to delegate and for monitoring outcomes.

Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (2016) Registered nurse standards for practice                     

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Delivery mode

Means by which programs are made available to students: on-campus or in blended mode, by distance or by e-learning methods.

Digital Health

Electronic connection of the points of care so that health information can be shared securely. May also be referred to as eHealth.

Direct supervision

When the supervisor is actually present and personally observes, works with, guides and directs the person who is being supervised.


Unjust treatment of one or more person/s based on factors such as race, religion, sex, disability or other grounds specified in anti-discrimination legislation.

Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (2018) Code of conduct for nurses

Retrieved from


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