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HNN320 - The Discipline of Nursing: Contemporary Issues and Trends 2

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Enrolment modes:(B, CBD, S, W)
Credit point(s):1

Trimester 1, Trimester 3 (B)

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: S Ireland (W)

Trimester 3: S Stelfox

Campus contact:

V Brotto (B), M Pszczolkowski (S), G Rea (IKE)


HBS109,  HNN114, HNN120, HNN122, HNN227

Contact hours:

1 x 1 hour lecture, 1 x 2 hour tutorial per week


Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.


This unit is the second of two units within the Professional Studies in Nursing cluster which incrementally develop students’ understanding of the issues influencing contemporary nursing practice. In this unit, students are assisted in their transition from student to registered nurse. Opportunities are provided for students to examine and reflect critically on issues influencing contemporary nursing practice and their readiness to make the transition from student to Division 1 registered nurse. A major focus will be on professional preparation and continued development of students’ knowledge, skills, and attributes within a framework of quality, safety, and risk management.


Assessment task one: Assignment (equivalent to 3000 words) 60%, assessment task two: Group presentation (equivalent to 1000 words) 40%

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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