Courses & Units

Advanced Professional Nursing Practice CNA802

Hobart, Launceston


Offered to Registered Nurses with specialist qualifications and extensive clinical experience. Completion of the Graduate Diploma in Nursing (or equivalent) is required. This unit uses group work and late enrolment may affect your ability to participate actively.


The aim of this unit is to assist nurses with advanced knowledge and skills to identify and explore opportunities for transformative nursing practice within their individual clinical settings. The unit content examines and critiques leadership theories and practices in nursing. Students explore key strategies aimed at stimulating innovation, learning and collaboration in nursing practice. The course provides students with the opportunity to gain leadership skills through experiential learning.


Unit name Advanced Professional Nursing Practice
Unit code CNA802
Credit points 25
Faculty/School Faculty of Health
School of Health Science
Discipline School for Health Sciences
Teaching staff

Dr Elaine Crisp

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International
Launceston Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Spring school (extended) Off-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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.

*Please read the Unit Introduction in the Course and Unit Handbook for attendance requirements for units offered in Off-campus mode.

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 27/2/2017 23/3/2017 17/4/2017 2/6/2017
Semester 2 17/7/2017 10/8/2017 4/9/2017 20/10/2017
Spring school (extended) 30/10/2017 23/11/2017 22/12/2017 13/2/2018

* 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.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2017: $1,587.00 2017: $4,720.00 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.


  • PREREQ - completion of year 1 and year 2 units (or equiv) of the Master of Clinical Nursing schedule


Teaching Pattern

Online learning


Online interaction and discussion paper (3200 words) 20%, Essay (2,500 words) 20%, Group Project (word limit unspecified) 30%, Reflective Paper (2,500 words) 30%

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