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HNN731 - Contemporary Nurse Practitioner Role

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

Must be enrolled in H773

Unit chair:

Diane Phillips




For students enrolled in H773: HNN730

Incompatible with: Nil
Contact hours:

Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


The aim of this unit is to develop the student’s knowledge and understanding of the role and function of the professional nurse practitioner to undertake collaborative practice across complex interdisciplinary alliances, according to the national Nurse Practitioner Standards of Practice and other professional practice guidelines.  Practice contexts will also be examined, encompassing socio-political diversity, including how the advanced practice role specific for the clinical domain can be extended, supported by reflective practice. Students are required to commence a professional portfolio to chart professional knowledge and practice development; and submission of completed placement and clinical supervisor agreements. This unit is restricted to the Master of Nursing Practice (Nurse Practitioner).

This unit is a core unit of the Master of Nursing Practice (Nurse Practitioner). In addition to the academic requirements and assessment tasks listed below, students who plan on applying to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) for endorsement as a Nurse Practitioner, are required to:

  • Undertake 20 hours of approved clinical placement per week in each trimester of study in the course.
  • Successfully complete at least one Clinical Competency Assessment Tool (CCAT) linked to this unit.
  • Continuously maintain the Professional Portfolio, details of which are provided on the Master of Nursing Practice (Nurse Practitioner) course site.


Assessment task 1: Assignment 1 (2000 words) 40%

Assessment task 2: Assignment 2 (3000 words) 60%

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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