Courses & Units

Foundations of Emergency Nursing Practice CNA784

Note:

Students should be situated in an emergency setting. This unit uses group work and late enrolment may affect your ability to participate actively.

Introduction

This unit explores the role of the emergency nurse in the clinical setting. Clinical practice is an integral part of the unit, through which students explore practice issues in the area of emergency care. The unit focuses on the development of effective communication skills, accurate assessment and prioritisation skills, and the integration of knowledge and evidence based practice concepts learned from CNA772.

Summary

Unit name Foundations of Emergency Nursing Practice
Unit code CNA784
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Nursing
Discipline Nursing
Coordinator Mrs Melanie Carstairs
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Postgraduate

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Online Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
Note

Please check that your computer meets the minimum System Requirements if you are attending via Distance/Off-Campus.

Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023

* 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 2023 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2023 will be available from the 1st October 2022. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

About Census Dates

Learning Outcomes

  • Perform the required skills, including assessment, therapeutic monitoring, analysis and evaluation of the emergency patient.
  • Demonstrate a satisfactory professional, analytical approach to nursing the emergency patient and an understanding of the way in which nurses work in a specialist area.
  • Explore the nature of emergency nursing related to practicing in a highly technological, collaborative and time critical environment.
  • Apply problem solving skills to nursing management of a patient presenting to the emergency department.
  • Critically evaluate nursing care to ensure best practice is implemented in an emergency related specialist area.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
060399 $493.00 $493.00 not applicable $2,615.00

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.

If you have any questions in relation to the fees, please contact UConnect or more information is available on StudyAssist.

Please note: international students should refer to What is an indicative Fee? to get an indicative course cost.

Teaching

AssessmentPortfolio|Portfolio (30%)|Portfolio (20%)|Essay (50%)
TimetableView the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable

Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

LinksBooktopia textbook finder

The University reserves the right to amend or remove courses and unit availabilities, as appropriate.