HNN217 - Community Nursing Practice


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), CBD*, Waterfront (Geelong)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), CBD*, Warrnambool, Waterfront (Geelong)

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

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

Campus contact:

Waterfront (Geelong): Belinda Dean
Warrnambool: Suzanne Coulson


All of HBS109, HNN114, HNN122



Incompatible with:


Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

2 Cloud (online) hours, 1 x 2 hour seminar, 1 x 1 hour simulation session per week and 40 hour clinical placement


*CBD refers to the National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute; Community Based Delivery

Department of Human Services policy - Police Record Check and Working With Children Check

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 Department of Justice 2007, Working with Children Act 2005, amended 2017, all students are required to undertake a Working with Children Check at the commencement of their 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 and this will impede progress in the course.

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.


This is one of three units within the Clinical Studies Cluster: Year 2. Students are provided with the opportunity to examine the range of roles and differing philosophies applicable to community nursing practice. The knowledge and skills required to assess and manage the needs of individuals, families, carers, and communities will be explored. In addition, health trends related to the increasing diversity of the population in the 21st century and the subsequent role of the community nurse in promoting health and preventing disease will be examined. The unit offers students an opportunity to learn about the nurse’s role in working with Australia’s vulnerable populations, and has a focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health issues. During a one (1) week clinical placement students will have the opportunity to further develop and apply knowledge and skills learned in this unit and previous units.

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