Courses & Units

Concepts of Nursing 4: The Emerging Leader NUR356


Concepts of Nursing 4 is a capstone unit that provides you with an opportunity to consolidate prior learning and develop the skills and attributes to transition from student to registered nurse. This unit will equip you with specific skills to operate effectively as an emerging leader in complex, uncertain and rapidly changing healthcare environments. The areas of authentic leadership, lean processes, quality improvement, health economics and digital health will be addressed to enable you to use evidence-informed solution-focused skills when engaging with stakeholders in a case for adopting a sustainable change.

As a student in this unit, you will hear from inspiring leaders, work to solve real world problems and have the opportunity to demonstrate how you can draw on your motivations and aspirations to have a meaningful positive impact on nursing practice.


Unit name Concepts of Nursing 4: The Emerging Leader
Unit code NUR356
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Nursing
Discipline Nursing
Coordinator Mrs Toniele Shearer
Available as an elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Online Nursing Study Period 2 Off-Campus International Domestic
Online Nursing Study Period 3 Off-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Nursing Study Period 2 29/5/2023 19/6/2023 10/7/2023 20/8/2023
Nursing Study Period 3 18/9/2023 9/10/2023 30/10/2023 10/12/2023

* 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

  • Apply the concepts of authentic leadership to health care issues.
  • Integrate lean approaches to health care delivery.
  • Apply the concepts of health economics and principles of quality improvement to the health care sector.
  • Propose a solution-focused approach to inform sustainable change.
  • Communicate the findings and recommendations of health service delivery concepts to key stakeholders.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
$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

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. You are however, expected to have engaged with the relevant online learning activities before you attend the Intensives. 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.

AssessmentPresentation (45%)|Written Report (35%)|Case Study (20%)
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