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HNN325 - Comprehensive Nursing Practice

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
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:

Must be enrolled in course D355, D381, D387, H326, H329

Unit chair:

Laura Brooks

Campus contact:

Burwood (Melbourne):

Trimester 1 - Grainne Lowe

Trimester 2 - Jennifer Rawet

IKE: Gill Rea


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


All of HNN108, HNN300, HNN301, HNN320

Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

2 cloud (online) hours, 1 x 2 hour seminar, 1 x 2 hour simulation session per week and 200 hour clinical placement


*CBD refers to Institute of Koorie Education – Community Based Delivery


This unit is one of three in the Clinical Studies Cluster: Year 3. In this unit students are provided with the opportunity to consolidate and extend knowledge, skills, and attributes and apply them to complex dynamic patient situations. The major focus will be on clinical decision-making in the management of complex patient situations including the effects of co-morbidities on treatment and recovery. In addition, students will further develop skills in managing patient symptoms, and the impact of complex illness on functional status. During a five (5) week clinical placement students will have the opportunity to further develop and apply relevant knowledge and skills learned in this unit and all previous units in preparation for the role of the registered nurse in a variety of health care settings.


Assessment task 1: Online tests - 3 x 30 minutes 40%

Assessment task 2: Clinical assessment Pass/fail (equivalent 2500 words)

Assessment task 3: Examination (2 hours) 60%


Hurdle requirement

Skills (equivalent 1500 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

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