Courses & Units

Nursing Practice 1 CNA154


Professional Experience Placement (PEP): Students will be allocated PEP within individual health care agencies. Students must be available 5 days a week (mornings, evenings, weekends, nightshifts, as per roster), may be expected to relocate and are expected to travel to where PEP is available. To be eligible to undertake PEP, all students must meet the requirements of the Health Science Safety in Practice kit by completing and submitting all Safety in Practice Agreement compliance documentation to the School. Students who cannot or do not comply with these requirements will not be allocated PEP and therefore will not be able to complete this unit. PEP dates MAY differ from University of Tasmania calendar semester dates.


This unit introduces and facilitates the development of the fundamental knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviour required for undertaking safe practice in healthcare environments. It incorporates 80 hours of Professional Experience Placement (PEP) in a practice environment and highlights the importance of the Professional Practice Framework and National Competency Standards for the Registered Nurse.  It introduces a diverse range of registered nurse responsibilities, with a focus on safety, quality and evidence-based practice.Students will continue to develop their professional portfolio and engage in critical and reflective analysis at a beginning level as they make progress towards demonstrating emerging competence in practice.


Unit name Nursing Practice 1
Unit code CNA154
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Health
School of Health Science
Discipline School for Health Sciences

Annette Saunders

Teaching staff

Annette Saunders

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


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  • CNA 150 Foundations for Professional Practice 1


Teaching Pattern

1 x 50mins weekly lecture, 2 x 60mins weekly Practicals

80 hrs professional Experience Placement in total


In Class Quizzes  30%, 1200 word case study 30%,  Observed Structural Clinical Assessment (OSCA) 40%, Professional Experience Placement(Pass/Fail)

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