Courses & Units

Professional Issues in Nursing Practice CNA309

Launceston

Introduction

This unit explores contemporary issues in professional nursing practice. Students are encouraged to identify and critically engage with the complexities of organisational and regulatory frameworks that impact on nursing as a profession. Consideration is given to the social and political contexts of health care and the position of nursing within those. Students will reflect on their own experiences in practice across a range of clinical settings to consider the implications of challenges facing the nursing profession and the transition from student to new graduate registered nurse.

Summary

Unit name Professional Issues in Nursing Practice
Unit code CNA309
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 Advanced

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Spring school (extended) Off-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.

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Fully online.

Assessment

Online tutorial work 50% (Self-Evaluation-Statement addressing selection criteria 25%, Online Discussion within MyLO and submission of postings 25%)  and Written essay 50%

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Textbooks

Required

Chang, E & Daly, J (eds) 2012, Transitions in nursing. Preparing for professional practice 3rd edn, Churchill Livingstone, Chatswood, NSW

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