Courses & Units

Contemporary Nursing Practice CNA226

Hobart, Launceston, Rozelle - Sydney, Darlinghurst - Sydney

Note:

Professional Experience Placement (PEP): Students will be allocated PEP within individual health care agencies. Students must be available 5 days a week (mornings, evenings, weekends, night shifts as per roster), may be required to relocate and are expected to travel to where the PEP is available. To be eligible to undertake PEP, all SNM students must meet the requirements of the Health Science Safety in Practice Kit by completing and submitting all Safety in Practice Agreement compliance documentation to the School. Students who cannot or do not comply with these requirements will not be allocated PEP and therefore will not be able to complete this unit.

Spring School (Extended) dates for 2015/2016:

Commences Monday 16th November 2015 – Friday 18th December 2015
Census Date Friday 14th December 2015
Recommences Monday 4th January 2016 – 5th February 2016

PEP Practice dates

Introduction

Contemporary Nursing Practice builds on studies undertaken in the foundation units, and will develop a substantive framework of nursing knowledge and skills, utilising case studies, simulated and experiential learning. It focuses on current health priorities exploring a range of acute and chronic conditions incorporating psychological health. This unit includes 80 hours of professional experience.

Summary

Unit name Contemporary Nursing Practice
Unit code CNA226
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Health
School of Health Science
Discipline School for Health Sciences
Teaching staff

Jessica Lawton

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Spring school (extended) On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Rozelle - Sydney Spring school (extended) On-Campus International Domestic
Darlinghurst - Sydney Spring school (extended) On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
Note

Units are offered as On-campus where the majority of teaching will occur at the campus identified.  Units offered Off-campus generally have no requirement for attendance at a physical university campus unless the unit has practical or fieldwork components*:  the campus indicated for an Off-Campus unit is the one at which teaching is administered from.

*Please read the Unit Introduction in the Course and Unit Handbook for attendance requirements for units offered in Off-campus mode.

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 17/7/2017 10/8/2017 4/9/2017 20/10/2017
Spring school (extended) 30/10/2017 23/11/2017 22/12/2017 13/2/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2017 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2017 will be available from the 1st October 2016.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2017: $793.00 2017: $2,360.00 060301

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

  • COREQ - (CNA203 H3H, H3R, H3V)
  • PREREQ - (CXA107, CNA111, CNA112 H3D, H3R, H3V, H3H) (CNA203 H3D, H3E)

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

1 x 50 minute lecture each week, 2 x 50 minute workshops per week, simulation activities and 80 hours professional practice experience during semester.

Assessment

Case study (40%), Medication management test (20%), Clinical inquiry presentation (40%), PEP workbook (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory).

Students will be assessed in practice against the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (2006) National Competency Standards for the Registered Nurse. Health care agency staff report formally or informally on progress in practice; however it is the SNM which has responsibility for determining the final assessment arising out of a professional experience placement (PEP).

Please note that students will also require a satisfactory performance in practice in order to pass the unit.

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Textbooks

Required

Information about any textbook requirements will be available from mid November.

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