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HNN217 - Nursing in Community Settings

Unit details

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Year2014 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:(Normally students must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Nursing or an associated combined degree to enrol in this unit)
Unit chair:

Trimester 1: J Allen

Trimester 2: R Fiolet

Campus contact:

Trimester 1: Waterfront (Geelong): R Fiolet, IKE: G Rea

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne): J Allen


HBS109, HNN114, HNN122

Contact hours:

4 hours (1 x 1 hour class or equivalent cloud presentation/s, 1 x 2 hour seminar, 1 x 1 hour simulation session per week, 1 week clinical practicum


You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


This is one of three units within the Clinical Studies in Nursing 2 cluster. In the context of community nursing practice, the unit aims to provide opportunities for students to develop a systematic body of knowledge that informs their problem-solving capabilities, skill development, and ability to work in a team. Major foci will be to examine the range of roles and differing philosophies compatible with community nurse practice. Students will acquire the knowledge and methods required to identify and manage patient symptoms, effects of illness on functional status and associated risks experienced by individuals, families and communities in society. In addition, students will be provided with data to enable them to identify 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. Students will have opportunity to apply and integrate knowledge and skills learned in this unit and previous units during a one (1) week clinical placement.


Assignment (1000 words) 40%, assignment (2500 words) 60%, 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.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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