Courses & Units
Exploring Nursing Practice CNA410
Students are introduced to what it means to be a developing Registered Nurse in contemporary nursing practice. This unit focuses attention on learning about the essential components of making the transition from beginning level towards achieving proficiency as a Registered Nurse. The introduction of a professional practice portfolio is used to facilitate this process. Students will therefore employ critical analytical and reflective abilities to develop their strengths as developing Registered Nurses as they work towards building confidence in the development of their individual professional identities.
|Unit name||Exploring Nursing Practice|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Nursing
|Coordinator||Ms Melanie Eslick|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- demonstrate autonomy, clinical and professional judgement, adaptability and responsibility consistent with the professional practice framework of the registered nurse in australia.
- critically analyse, apply evidence to, and evaluate clinical practice in the context of professional practice development.
- communicate evidence based knowledge and skills related to professional development to others.
- plan and execute project work with a degree of independence.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
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Individual Study – This unit is offered fully online via MyLO (My Learning Online). You are expected to devote around 10 hours per week to the study materials, assessment tasks and self-directed learning.
|Assessment||Personal Reflection on Feedback OR Personal Reflection on Transition to Nursing (50%)|Professional Development Career Plan (50%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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