Courses & Units

Professional Nursing Practice CNA322

This unit has been discontinued.


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 night shifts as per roster), may be required to relocate and are expected to travel to where the PEP is available. To be eligible to undertake PEP, all SNM 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.

Semester 2 break MAY differ from UTAS calendar semester break.

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

PEP Practice dates


Professional Nursing Practice is a synthesis unit which builds on the knowledge and skills already developed in the Bachelor of Nursing (BN) degree. This unit provides the opportunity for you to participate in the nursing management of individuals and families who experience illness or accident, and require interventions in the acute care setting.

You will be working in a variety of acute care settings and contexts applying theoretical understandings of the pathophysiology of disease, pharmacology and nursing therapeutics as they relate to patient's illness. Using your understanding of the clinical reasoning cycle you will gather assessment data, process information, establish goals and evaluate and critically reflect on patient outcomes to demonstrate your progression towards competence as a beginning level registered nurse.


Unit name Professional Nursing Practice
Unit code CNA322
Credit points 25
Faculty/School Faculty of Health
School of Health Science
Discipline School for Health Sciences

Kym Self

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 and CXA207 H3E)
  • COREQ - (CNA320 H3D, H3E, H3R, H3V, H3H)
  • MEXCL - CNA315


Teaching Pattern

312 hours of professional experience undertaken across eight full time weeks (40 hours per week) with online resources


Portfolio of Evidence (Ungraded Pass)

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