Courses & Units

Practice Enhancement Streams CNA347

Hobart, Launceston, Rozelle - Sydney, Darlinghurst - Sydney


This unit is taken in association with the final 240 hour PEP unit in the Bachelor of Nursing. For students with altered pathways, permission for a negotiated enrolment with an alternative 240 hour PEP unit may be sought from the School of Health Sciences


This unit provides the opportunity for students to optimise and enhance their professional practice. Students will select one of the following three streams:

i) Specialisation
Students who opt for the Specialisation stream will have the opportunity to explore aspects of a chosen nursing specialisation.

ii) Research focus
Students who opt for the researched focussed stream will explore an area of nursing practice with the view to identifying a researchable question.

(iii) Field work experience
Students may be able to opt for field work experience based on availability of opportunities and successful application process.

Students will have the opportunity to develop their Professional Portfolio in this unit.


Unit name Practice Enhancement Streams
Unit code CNA347
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Health and Medicine
School of Health Science
Discipline Health Sciences
Teaching staff

Damhnat McCann

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Spring school (November) On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Rozelle - Sydney Spring school (November) On-Campus Domestic
Darlinghurst - Sydney Spring school (November) On-Campus Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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
Spring school (November) 13/11/2017 11/12/2017 19/12/2017 10/2/2018

* 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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Band CSP Student Contribution Field of Education
1 2017: $793.00 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.



Students must complete all previous semesters units


Teaching Pattern

8 hours of workshops per semester


Contextual Paper (1000 words) (30%); Evidence Based Project (negotiated equivalent to 2500 words) (70%)

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