HNN325 - Comprehensive 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): 2
EFTSL value: 0.250
Cohort rule:

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

Campus contact:

Waterfront (Geelong): Ammy Tagliano-Saracino

Warrnambool: Christopher Wakefield


For courses D355, D381, D387, H326 - 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.

For course H329 - All of HBS109, HNN114, HNN122, HNN217, HNN222, HNN227, HNN215, HNN318, HNN319, HNN208, HNN210, HNN321.


All of HNN108, HNN300, HNN301, HNN320

Incompatible with:


Study commitment

Students will on average spend 300 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 2 hour simulation session per week and 200 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 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.

Hurdle requirement

  • Skills hurdle requirement (equivalent 1500 words)
  • Clinical assessment Pass/fail (equivalent 2500 words)

Failure of the clinical component will lead to a fail in this unit and may lead to exclusion.