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HNN325 - Comprehensive Nursing Management and Interventions

Unit details

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Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), CBD, Waterfront (Geelong)

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

Credit point(s):2
EFTSL value:0.250
Cohort rule:(Normally students must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Nursing or an associated combined degree to enrol in this unit)
Unit chair:

D Copley

Campus contact:

L Brooks: Waterfront (Geelong), G Rea: IKE


All of HBS109, HNN114, HNN122, HNN217, HNN222, HNN227, HNN215, HNN318, HNN319 and three (3) elective units, at least one of the electives must be taken at level 2 or 3.


HBS108, HNN300, HNN301, HNN320

Contact hours:

1 x 2 hour class or equivalent cloud presentation/s, 1 x 2 hour seminar, 1 x 2 hour simulation session per week, 5 weeks 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 unit is one of four (4) in the Clinical Studies in Nursing 3 cluster. The aims of this unit are to provide students with the opportunity to consolidate and extend knowledge, skills, and attributes and apply them to complex dynamic patient situations. Major foci will be on clinical decision-making in the management of complex patient situations including those with co-morbidities and the nurse's ability to promote function and apply risk management strategies that promote patient safety and quality health outcomes. In addition, unit content will further develop students’ skills in risk identification, management of patient symptoms, and the impact of complex illness on a person’s functional status and independence. It is expected that during the five (5) week clinical placement students will apply and integrate knowledge and skills learned in this unit and all previous units to comprehend the role of a Division 1 registered nurse in contemporary nursing practice in a variety of health care settings.


Online tests - 3 x 30 minutes 40%, examination (2 hours open book) 60%, skills hurdle requirement (equivalent 1500 words), clinical assessment pass/fail (equivalent 2500 words)

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. 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 16 June 2008.

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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