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HNN021 - Nursing Practice in Australia

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Corporate Teaching Period 2: Burwood (Melbourne)

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

Students must be enrolled in H011 Return to Practice and Initial Registration (Overseas Nurses)

Unit chair:

Jennifer Rawet





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Intensive unit made up of 56 hours of classes, seminars and cloud concepts and 30 hours simulation


In this unit students are provided with an opportunity to gain knowledge of contemporary Australian nursing practice. Issues relevant to professional practice of nurses in Australia are presented based on current evidence.  Students have the opportunity to further develop and practice nursing skills and interventions consistent with the current requirements of the Australian health care system in a simulated ward environment. The simulated environment provides opportunities for students to demonstrate clinical competence prior to clinical practicum.


Assessment task 1: Written assignment (1500 words) 40%

Assessment task 2: Examination (1.5 hours) 40%

Assessment task 3: Skills assessment task (15 minutes) 20%

Prescribed texts

Brown, D & Edwards, H (Eds.) 2012, Lewis’s medical-surgical nursing. Assessment and management of clinical problems, 3rd ed. Chatswood Australia: Elsevier Mosby.
Bullock, S., & Manias, E 2011, Fundamentals of pharmacology: A text for nurses and allied health professionals (6th ed.). South Melbourne: Addison Wesley.
LeMone, P & Burke, K et al., 2011, Medical-Surgical Nursing. Australian edition. 3 Volume Pack. Pearsons, Australia.
Rossi S (Ed.) 2012, Australian medicines handbook. Accessed online via Deakin University Library

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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