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Unit details

HNN731 - Contemporary Nurse Practitioner Role

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


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.


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. This role development is according to the national competency standards and other professional practice guidelines including prescribing of medications. Contemporary leadership theory, consultancy, advanced teamwork and ethical, legal and socio-political issues relevant to the nurse practitioner’s role will be examined. Students will commence a professional portfolio that demonstrates critical analysis, synthesis and evaluation to monitor this changing role.


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

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

Clinical assessment

Each student is required to have access to a clinical supervisor to support extension of their field of practice for their clinical domain. A professional portfolio is to be maintained including placement and clinical supervisor agreements to be submitted to the course coordinator. In addition, the student is required to engage in oral presentations and assessment feedback is to be kept in their copy of the professional portfolio. These requirements are designed to assist each student in their application to the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) for endorsement as a ‘Nurse Practitioner’.

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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