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.
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.
|Unit name||Immunisation Education for Registered Nurses|
|Faculty/School||Faculty of Health
School of Health Science
|Available as student elective?||No|
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.
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* 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.
|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.
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Web-dependent online learning, a compulsory seminar day and supervised clinical practice.
Online quizzes (25%); in-practice assessment of competency (pass/fail) and formal examination (75%)
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