Courses & Units

Concepts of Nursing 3: Transition to Practice NUR350


Concepts of Nursing 3 is designed to prepare you with the essential skills to transition from student to Registered Nurse. You will critically engage with resources to assist you to apply for graduate positions in differing health care organisations. You will understand the importance of adopting positive, collaborative working relationships and the pillars of healthcare leadership and effecting change as a future leader will be explored. The concepts of self- care, work-life balance and resilience will be examined to enable you to incorporate these within your practice and as part of an interdisciplinary team.

You will review patient safety and quality systems including policies and procedures, measurement and quality improvement, risk management, incident management systems, health care records and conflict resolution. Federal and private funding schemes will be analysed as a means to develop foundational understandings of the relationship between economy and health


Unit name Concepts of Nursing 3: Transition to Practice
Unit code NUR350
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Nursing
Discipline Nursing
Coordinator Ms Andrea Miller
Available as an elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Online Nursing Study Period 1 Off-Campus International Domestic
Online Nursing Study Period 2 Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Nursing Study Period 1 30/1/2023 22/2/2023 16/3/2023 30/4/2023
Nursing Study Period 2 29/5/2023 19/6/2023 10/7/2023 20/8/2023

* 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).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Assemble and critique supporting resources to assist your successful transition to practice.
  • Analyse the roles of management and leadership in nursing.
  • Examine quality improvement and risk management in health care.
  • Model professional written and verbal communication skills required by a registered nurse.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
$515.00 $515.00 not applicable $2,746.00

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.

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Teaching Pattern

Details of teaching arrangements
The unit is fully online and provides you with opportunities for synchronous and asynchronous interactions – peer to peer, student to teacher and teacher to student. 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 instructors 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.
Whilst the unit calendar provides a weekly guide, it is expected that you set your own goals to meet the unit learning outcomes.
In addition to MyLO, you will be required to use an electronic platform to support your learning journey, through developing your professional portfolio to display your work.

On graduation, you will continue to have access to your professional portfolio.

AssessmentInterview Response. (30%)|Discussion Paper (40%)|Delegation Plan. (30%)
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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