HNN788 - Advanced Concepts in Specialty Nursing Practice


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

Must be enrolled in one of the following courses - H645, H665, H666, H667, H668, H669, H672, H771,


For students enrolled in H645, H665, H666, H667
2 units in HNN751,HNN774, HNN775, HNN776, HNN777

For students enrolled in H672
2 units in HNN740, HNN755 

For students enrolled in H668, H669
2 units in HNN740, HNN755, HNN742, HNN743

For students enrolled in 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 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.

Unit Fee Information

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