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.

Confirmation dates for Semester 5 (Spring) will be Start Date 17th Nov 2014 and End Date 6th Feb 2015 (The exam period will be held during the following week)

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 Health Sciences B
Teaching staff

School of Health Sciences Staff

Level Intermediate

Availability

Location Semester 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

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 13/7/2015 10/8/2015 31/8/2015 16/10/2015
Spring school (extended) 31/10/2015 23/11/2015 22/12/2015 13/2/2016

* 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 2015 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2015 will be available from the 1st October 2014.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2015: $769.00 2015: $2,247.00 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%) Students must pass this assessment item in order to progress into clinical practice, 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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