HNN750 - Inquiry Into Specialty Nursing Practice


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

Must be enrolled in course version H645, H665, H666, H667, H668, H669, H672, H771


For Courses H645,H665,H666, H667
Must have passed 2 units in HNN751, HNN752, HNN774, HNN775, HNN776, HNN777

For Course H672
Must have passed 2 units in HNN740, HNN743

For Courses H668, H669
Must have passed 2 units in HNN740,HNN742, HNN743, HNN755

For Course H771
Must have passed 2 units in HNN740,HNN742, HNN743, HNN751, HNN752, HNN755




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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 - cloud (online)

Online independent and collaborative learning activities during three full day seminars


This unit is designed to challenge registered nurses in specialist practice to advance their professional judgement, leadership and professionalism through reflection on, experiential learning in, and knowledge acquisition of, the contemporary healthcare practice environment.

In this unit, students will be required to explore the current and emerging trends, concepts, knowledge and evidence that provides the policy and practice framework in which the care of critically ill patients takes places specifically in relation to the:

  • Transcultural, ethical and psychosocial concepts of brain death, complicated loss and grief and critical incident stress debriefing within specialty areas including the nursing considerations of patient care, family and the multidisciplinary care team;
  • Current and emerging concepts of competency, specialisation and scope of practice; and considerations of nursing roles in outreach teams, managed care and critical care units without walls
  • Clinical governance, policy and practice development within specialty areas including the contribution of patient and consumer perspectives, and
  • Specialty area structure, process and outcome measures including patient and nurse-sensitive indicators for high quality safe care.

Unit Fee Information

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