Courses & Units

Nursing Practice 2 NUR239

Cradle Coast, Launceston, Rozelle - Sydney, Hobart


Nursing Practice 2 will build on from Nursing Practice 1 and includes simulation-based learning and 120 hours of Professional Experience Placement. You will develop knowledge and clinical skill acquisition in assessment, planning, delivery, and evaluation to deliver evidenced-informed and person-centred care to meet the needs of individuals across a range of health conditions. These include acute and chronic alterations in renal, cardiovascular and respiratory health at all stages of the lifespan as well as people experiencing surgical procedures. Through a case-based learning approach, you will develop skills to recognise and manage the deteriorating patient, including pharmacology. You will be expected to function in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Board Registered Nurse Standards for Practice (2016). There will be a strong focus on the importance of team-based communication and interprofessional learning for the promotion of patient safety.


Unit name Nursing Practice 2
Unit code NUR239
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Nursing
Discipline Nursing
Coordinator Mrs Catherine Teare
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Cradle Coast Nursing Study Period 3 On-Campus Domestic
Cradle Coast Nursing Study Period 1 On-Campus Domestic
Launceston Nursing Study Period 1 On-Campus Domestic
Launceston Nursing Study Period 3 On-Campus Domestic
Rozelle - Sydney Nursing Study Period 1 On-Campus Domestic
Rozelle - Sydney Nursing Study Period 3 On-Campus Domestic
Hobart Nursing Study Period 3 On-Campus Domestic
Hobart 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 3 29/8/2022 15/9/2022 9/10/2022 20/11/2022
Nursing Study Period 1 17/1/2022 3/2/2022 27/2/2022 10/4/2022

* 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 (see withdrawal dates explained 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.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate satisfactory development towards capability against the NMBA Registered Nurse Standards for Practice (2016).
  • Apply the framework of clinical reasoning to deliver evidence-informed and person-centred care to individuals experiencing acute and chronic cardiovascular, respiratory and renal health conditions and those experiencing surgical procedures.
  • Explain the physiological effects of medications on individuals with cardiac, respiratory and renal conditions.
  • Apply the Danger, Response, Airway, Breathing, Circulation, Disability, Exposure (DR ABCDE) framework and perform the relevant clinical skills in the recognition and management of deteriorating patients.
  • Identify the importance of critical reflection, team-based communication and interprofessional learning for patient safety.
  • Use communication skills to persuade and argue for a course of action regarding nursing interventions.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
060301 $498.00 $498.00 not applicable $2,615.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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NUR135 Nursing Practice 1


Teaching Pattern

This unit is delivered in a blended delivery mode comprising of face-to-face intensives as well as content delivered 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. You can interact with the online content at any time, which will be in a modularised format. Online tutorials/webinars will provide further opportunity to engage with
educators and peers and consolidate your knowledge of the online presentations and readings. The format and content of these sessions will be advertised through MyLO announcements.

All Intensives in the Bachelor of Nursing Science are condensed face to face campus experiences. Intensives are usually scheduled between Monday and Friday (see individual unit calendars). Intensives provide an opportunity for -student engagement, networking with staff and peers, intra-professional and inter-professional learning opportunities and engaging with guest speakers. Intensives are designed to provide you with an opportunity to apply theory to practice and develop your skills in the practice of nursing. The Intensives provide a key role in facilitating the development of your skills, knowledge and understanding. This is in preparation for both your upcoming Professional Experience Placements and your ongoing engagement in the Bachelor of Nursing Science.

Attendance at PEP is mandatory.

In the interests of both personal and public safety, as a registered nursing student with AHPRA you have a professional responsibility and duty as part of your regulatory obligations to ensure the provision of safe and effective nursing care to the public. Therefore, your attendance at intensives is required and non-attendance will result in the cancellation of PEP and a delay in course completion. Whilst the unit provides a weekly guide, it is expected that you set your own goals to meet the unit learning outcomes. You are however, expected to have engaged with the relevant online learning activities before you attend the Intensives.

AssessmentOnline Quizzes (10%)|Objective Structured Clinical Examination - Danger, Response, Airway, Breathing, Circulation, Disability, Exposure’ (DR ABCDE) framework (45%)|Deteriorating Patient Analysis (45%)|PEP Workbook.
TimetableView the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable



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