CNA727– Immunisation Education for Registered Nursing is offered in Tasmania only and to undertake this unit you need to:
- be a Registered Nurse with AHPRA
- have a minimum of 12 months clinical experience.
- have professional access to a preceptor and an immunisation clinical practice environment which administers vaccines to infants and adults
- provide documented evidence of current skills in adult, paediatric and infant cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in accordance with Australian Resuscitation Guidelines
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to submit an expression of interest – (non current students only)
This unit aims to provide registered nurses with the knowledge, skills, and practical experience required to apply for initial approval as an authorised nurse immuniser in Tasmania. The unit content has been developed in accordance with the National Immunisation Education Framework for Health Professionals and the current electronic version of the Australian Immunisation Handbook. The unit content consists of modules which equip students to critically analyse the application of immunisation theory to clinical practice, understand and apply legal and contextual requirements related to the immunisation process, demonstrate competence in the delivery of age appropriate vaccinations, and promote evidence based immunisation information in the community.
|Unit name||Immunisation Education for Registered Nurses|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Nursing
|Coordinator||Miss Kristy Cooper|
|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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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).
- Critically examine and apply evidence based immunisation theory to clinical practice.
- Apply knowledge and skills to conduct safe, high quality immunisation services consistent with the Tasmanian Immunisation Program Guidelines, The Australian Immunisation Handbook and National Vaccine Storage Guidelines ‘Strive for 5’.
- Apply legal and contextual requirements related to the immunisation process.
- Demonstrate competence in the delivery of age appropriate vaccinations.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
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.
Block Teaching – 1 compulsory seminare day, Clinical Practice – supervised clinical practice and Individual Study You are expected to devote around 10 hours per week to the study materials, assessment tasks and self-directed learning.
|Assessment||Online Quiz 1 (15%)|Online Quiz 2 (15%)|In-class test (40%)|In-practice assessment of competency|Case Scenario (30%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI). Australian Immunisation Handbook, Australian Government Department of Health, Canberra, 2018, immunisationhandbook.health.gov.au. Do not use the hard copy, the most up-to-date version of the Handbook is the online version. https://immunisationhandbook.health.gov.au/.
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