Courses & Units

Exploring Nursing Practice CNA410

Launceston

Introduction

Students are introduced to what it means to be a developing Registered Nurse in contemporary nursing practice. This unit focusses attention on learning about the essential components of making the transition from 'beginning level competence' toward achieving 'proficiency' as a Registered Nurse. Career planning, and the introduction of a professional practice portfolio, is introduced to facilitate this process. Students will therefore employ critical analytical and reflective abilities to develop their strengths as developing Registered Nurses as they work towards building confidence in the development of their individual professional identities.

{This unit allows the new RNs to set learning goals, establish a professional portfolio which links directly to AHPRA requirements and develop a career plan that gets them thinking about specialisation etc.}

Summary

Unit name Exploring Nursing Practice
Unit code CNA410
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Health and Medicine
School of Health Science
Discipline Health Sciences
Teaching staff

Samantha Webb

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

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
Note

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

* 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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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2017: $793.00 2017: $2,360.00 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

Online, flexible delivery

Assessment

Professional Development Career Plan 1500 words (50%,) Essay 1500 words (50%)

TimetableView the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable

Textbooks

RequiredNone

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