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HNN021 - Nursing Practice in Australia

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Corporate Teaching Period 1: Burwood (Melbourne)

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:C Cleary
Contact hours:

86 hours


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.


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.


Written assignment (1500 words) 40%, examination (1.5 hours) 40%, 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

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