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HNN120 - The Discipline of Nursing: Contemporary Issues and Trends 1

Unit details

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Year2014 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: 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:

K Jackson

Campus contact:

H Forbes: Burwood (Melbourne), K Jackson: Waterfront (Geelong), L Mielnik: Warrnambool, G Rea: IKE

Contact hours:

1 x 1 hour class or equivalent cloud presentation/s, 1 x 2 hour seminar per week


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 the first of two units within the Professional Studies in Nursing cluster that will incrementally assist students to develop understanding of issues surrounding contemporary nursing practice and support their transition from student to beginning level registered nurse. Students will be provided with opportunities to begin to examine local and global issues influencing the nursing profession; gain an understanding of the role of the nurse in contemporary health care; the political processes influencing the status and practice of nursing in contemporary society; legal and ethical standards expected of nurses; and explore the nature of principles and processes of clinical risk management and patient safety in health care domains.


Portfolio presentation (equivalent to 500 words) 15%, assignment (1500 words) 35%, ePortfolio Group presentation and reflection (equivalent to 2000 words) 50%

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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