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HNN217 - Community Nursing Practice

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), CBD*, Waterfront (Geelong)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), CBD*, Warrnambool, Waterfront (Geelong)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

Must be enrolled in course D355, D381, D387, H326, H329

Unit chair:

Jacqui Allen

Campus contact:

Trimester 1

Waterfront (Geelong): Renee Fiolet

IKE: Gill Rea


Trimester 2

Burwood (Melbourne): Jacqui Allen

Waterfront (Geelong): Belinda Dean

Warrnambool: Suzanne Coulson


All of HBS109, HNN114, HNN122



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

2 Cloud (online) hours, 1 x 2 hour seminar, 1 x 1 hour simulation session per week and 40 hour clinical placement


*CBD refers to Institute of Koorie Education – Community Based Delivery


This is one of three units within the Clinical Studies Cluster: Year 2. Students are provided with the opportunity to examine the range of roles and differing philosophies applicable to community nursing practice. The knowledge and skills required to assess and manage the needs of individuals, families, carers, and communities will be explored. In addition, health trends related to the increasing diversity of the population in the 21st century and the subsequent role of the community nurse in promoting health and preventing disease will be examined. The unit offers students an opportunity to learn about the nurse’s role in working with Australia’s vulnerable populations, and has a focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health issues. During a one (1) week clinical placement students will have the opportunity to further develop and apply knowledge and skills learned in this unit and previous units.


Assessment task 1: Assignment (1500 words) 40%

Assessment task 2: Assignment (2000 words) 60%

Assessment task 3: Clinical assessment Pass/fail


Failure of the clinical component will lead to a fail in this unit and may lead to exclusion.


Department of Human Services policy and Working with Children Act

In accordance with Department of Human Services policy*, all students are required to undertake a National Police Record Check prior to clinical placements in each calendar year of their course. In accordance with the Working with Children Act 2005**, all students are required to undertake a Working with Children Check at commencement of the course. Students who fail to obtain a Police Record Check and a Working with Children Check prior to the commencement of clinical placement will not be able to undertake clinical placement and this will impede progress in the course. Students may also be required to declare their immunisation status to satisfy the requirements of health organisations where they will be undertaking their clinical learning experience. A health organisation may refuse to accept a student for placement if the student’s immunisation status is not satisfactory to the health organisation.

* Department of Human Services 2007, Service agreement information kit for funded organisations 2006–2009, State Government of Victoria, Melbourne, retrieved 1 July 2007.

** Department of Justice 2007, Working with Children Act 2005, Victoria, Australia retrieved April 2012.

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