Courses & Units

The Politics of Acute Nursing CNA783



This unit is only available to registered nurses. This unit uses group work and late enrolment may affect your ability to participate actively.


This unit explores the context of acute care nursing within hospital and community settings. Students will examine the politics of power in nursing and the wider health arena. Specific areas include legal and ethical issues; career pathways; patient acuity; retention and education of nurses.


Unit name The Politics of Acute Nursing
Unit code CNA783
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
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2016 10/8/2016 29/8/2016 14/10/2016

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

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2016: $782.00 2016: $2,303.00 060309

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 Pattern



Two written Papers

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

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