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Foundations of Nursing 1 NUR132


Foundations of Nursing 1 introduces you to the foundational knowledge and skills required of registered nurses by examining a person-centred approach to nursing care from two different perspectives. The first and second modules focus on comfort and hygiene and explores the required nursing knowledge and skills through the lens of evidence and the application of the clinical reasoning framework. You will be introduced to the concepts of auditing and compliance in health care settings. The third and fourth modules introduces culturally safe health care practice. Throughout the unit, you will explore the diversity of races, ethnicities, religions, sexualities, genders and abilities in Australia, acquiring the skills and knowledge required to respond to diverse populations.


Unit name Foundations of Nursing 1
Unit code NUR132
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Nursing
Discipline Nursing|Sociology and Criminology
Coordinator Mrs Belinda Beavan
Available as an elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Nursing Study Period 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Nursing Study Period 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Cradle Coast Nursing Study Period 1 On-Campus Domestic
Rozelle - Sydney Nursing Study Period 1 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Nursing Study Period 1 29/1/2024 21/2/2024 14/3/2024 28/4/2024

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Learning Outcomes

  • Apply the principles of clinical reasoning to provide person-centred care in foundational assessment and activities of daily living.
  • Reflect how diversity can impact on your own and others health beliefs and health behaviours, to influence individual health care practices and health outcomes.
  • Describe how an individuals’ health, the environment and their experiences influence person-centred care.
  • Explain the role of communication in the formation of individual and cultural identities and how these identities influence communication.
  • Use professional written and oral communication in simulated activities and assessment tasks.

Fee Information

The 2024 Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) rates are still being finalised by the Government and we will update the domestic fee information as soon as we have more details.


AssessmentShort Answer Questions (15%)|Template/Short Answer Questions (15%)|Clinical Reasoning Workbook (35%)|Video Interview and Reflection (35%)
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Berman, A, Snyder, S, Levett-Jones, T, Burton, P & Harvey, N (2021), Skills in Clinical Nursing, Pearson Australia


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