This unit prepares the Registered Nurse to provide comprehensive and therapeutic nursing care to critically ill newborns, the growing premature infant, and their families. The student will critically reflect on contemporary neonatal nursing practices and the assumptions that underpin them, through the lenses of families in their care, evidence-based literature and the self. Application of theoretical knowledge and skills is gained by providing competent nursing care for infants and families in the specialist clinical environment.
|Unit name||Special Care of the Newborn Practice|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Nursing
|Coordinator||Mrs Nicol Franz|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
* 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 (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).
- Evaluate care from an informed position through synthesis of physical assessment and evidence-based literature to safeguard a justified confidence in your clinical reasoning skills.
- Use a model of reflective practice to explore the congruence between values, attitudes and beliefs and your clinical practice, to develop your problem-solving abilities.
- Consider the illness experience from the perspective of the family to develop an individualised family centred approach to care.
- Develop skills for working in unfamiliar contexts; to present your findings on your evaluation of practice from an informed position of synthesising audit and evidence-based literature.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
1 Please refer to more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.
Please note: international students should refer to What is an indicative Fee? to get an indicative course cost.
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:CNA521
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||Supporting the Family. (20%)|Research Matters (30%)|Reflection (in practice) (25%)|Reflection (on practice). (25%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Kain, V & Mannix, T 2018, Neonatal Nursing in Australia and New Zealand: Principles for Practice Elsevier, Chatswood NSW.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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