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This unit of study extends students understanding of acute illness and how this is applied in the context of complex health conditions. Students will apply advanced health assessment prioritisation and clinical decision-making skills in high acuity practice environments for safe, quality person and family centred care. This unit focusses on enabling students to develop integrated advanced clinical capabilities for high acuity nursing practice.

Summary 2020

Unit name High Acuity Nursing
Unit code CNA556
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Nursing
Discipline Nursing

Kristy Cooper

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No



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Teaching Pattern



Essay 1000 words 40%,

Practice Profile 50% 2500 word equivalence,

Quiz 10% (20 multiple choice questions).

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