Courses & Units

Immunisation Education for Registered Nurses CNA727

Launceston

Note:

May be included as an elective for GradCertN, GradDipNand BN Prof Hons students and also available as a non-award unit to registered nurses. This unit is only offered in Tasmania to registered nurses or midwives with current Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) registration, at least 12 months clinical experience as a registered nurse or midwife and is subject to quota restrictions due to limited availability of clinical places. Professional access to a preceptor and an immunisation clinical practice environment which administers vaccines to infants and adults is essential. A Preceptor Agreement Form must be completed prior to course commencement. Documented evidence of current skills in adult, paediatric and infant cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in accordance with Australian Resuscitation Guidelines must also be provided upon enrolment. Students must achieve at least 80% of the available marks in Part A of the open book examination to pass CNA727.

Introduction

This unit aims to provide registered nurses with the knowledge, skills, and practical experience required to apply for initial approval as an authorised nurse immuniser in Tasmania. The unit content has been developed in accordance with the National Guidelines for Immunisation Education for Registered Nurses and Midwives (2001) and the current edition of the Australian Immunisation Handbook. The unit content consists of modules which equip students to critically analyse the application of immunisation theory to clinical practice, understand and apply legal and contextual requirements related to the immunisation process, demonstrate competence in the delivery of age appropriate vaccinations, and promote evidence based immunisation information in the community.

Summary

Unit name Immunisation Education for Registered Nurses
Unit code CNA727
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Health
School of Health Science
Discipline Health Sciences B
Teaching staff

School of Health Sciences

Level Postgraduate

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 2 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

* 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 060307

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

Web-dependent online learning, a compulsory seminar day and supervised clinical practice.

Assessment

Online quizzes (25%); in-practice assessment of competency (pass/fail) and formal examination (75%)

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Textbooks

Required

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