Courses & Units

Nursing Practice 1 CNA154

Hobart, Launceston, Rozelle - Sydney, Darlinghurst - Sydney

Note:

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.

Introduction

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 the Registered Nurse Standards for practice.  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.

Summary

Unit name Nursing Practice 1
Unit code CNA154
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Health and Medicine
School of Health Science
Discipline Health Sciences
Teaching staff

Annette Saunders

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Rozelle - Sydney Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Darlinghurst - Sydney Semester 2 On-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 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.

Requisites

  • CNA 150 Foundations for Professional Practice 1

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

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

80 hrs professional Experience Placement in total

Assessment

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

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Textbooks

RequiredPlease refer to the Co-op bookshop links below for details of any required or recommended textbooks
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