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Foundations for Professional Practice 1 CNA150


This unit will introduce students to the foundational communication skills required to participate as an effective therapeutic agent and collaborative member of the inter -professional person centred healthcare team. Students will develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to be a capable, safe and ethical registered nurse. Emotional intelligence, mindfulness, and reflective practice are all emphasised, informing quality and safety in practice and supporting self-care, professional identity formation and emergence of the professional self. Interviewing, interpersonal skill development, and multiple communication platforms will be introduced.


Unit name Foundations for Professional Practice 1
Unit code CNA150
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Health
School of Health Science
Discipline School for Health Sciences
Teaching staff

Juliet Sondermeyer, Nicholas Arnott

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


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Band Field of Education
1 060301

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Teaching Pattern

1x 50mins lecture weekly, 1x 50mins ltutorial weekly

  1. 1500 word (or verbal equivalent) assignment (40%)
  2. Communication skills assessment (30%)
  3. 2 hour exam (30%)
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