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HNN788 - Advanced Concepts in Specialty Nursing Practice

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Cloud (online)^

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:


Unit chair:

Josh Allen





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin with campus requirements


This unit is part of the Intensive Care, Cardiac Care, Emergency Care and Critical Care Specialty streams of the Master of Nursing Practice for students who are also employed in a suitable clinical area in partnership with Deakin University.

^Students enrol as Cloud (online) students, however there are significant campus requirement. Classes are conducted at Burwood (Melbourne) and are videoconferenced to other venues.


This unit is designed to advance the practice of specialist nurses by further developing students’ professional practice and clinical leadership skills. Students will be challenged to become leaders in evidence-based practice specific to their area and change agents to improve the quality of nursing care and patient outcomes.


This unit covers the role of specialist nurses in managing critically ill patients in relation to:

  • the advanced assessment and management of patients requiring complex physiological interventions and support;
  • emerging trends in evidence-based speciality nursing practice, and knowledge translation;
  • planning and management of contemporary and emerging workforce issues; and
  • critical examination of the social, political, economic, legal and cultural contexts of specialty practice.


Assessment task 1: Written assignment 1 (2500 words) 50%
Assessment task 2: Written assignment 2 (2500 words) 50%

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