Courses & Units

Acute Care Nursing Practice CNA320

This unit has been discontinued.


Spring School (Extended) dates for 2015/2016:

Commences Monday 16th November 2015 – Friday 18th December 2015
Census Date Friday 14th December 2015
Recommences Monday 4th January 2016 – 5th February 2016


Acute Care Nursing Practice is a synthesis unit which builds on the knowledge and skills already developed in the BN program. This unit provides the opportunity for you to explore the care of individuals and families who experience acute, chronic, episodic or traumatic illness and require interventions in an acute care setting.

You will apply theoretical knowledge of the pathophysiology of disease, pharmacology, nursing therapeutics, assessment and management to developing your understanding of the patient's illness and how these theoretical understandings inform the approaches to care.


Unit name Acute Care Nursing Practice
Unit code CNA320
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Health
School of Health Science
Discipline School for Health Sciences
Coordinator Andrea Miller
Level Advanced
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


This unit is currently unavailable.


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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2016 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2016 will be available from the 1st October 2015.

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Band Field of Education
1 060309

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  • PREREQ - (CNA203, CNA226, CNA227, CXA204, CXA205 H3D, H3V, H3R, H3H) (CNA203, CNA226, CXA206, CXA207 H3E)
  • COREQ - (CNA322 H3D, H3E, H3R, H3V, H3H)
  • MEXCL - CNA315


Teaching Pattern

Fully online across a 13 week semester


MCQ quizzes x2 (total of 10%) Poster abstract (250-300 words)(15%) Poster presentation (25%) 2hr Exam (50%)

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