* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2014 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2014 will be available from the 1st October 2013.
This unit introduces you to what it means to be a nurse in contemporary health care practice through exploring beginning insights into the profession and discipline of nursing. In this unit, you will explore the diversity of nursing through consideration of the historical and contemporary contexts of care and how culture, politics and practice have shaped these over time. As an emerging nurse, you will develop knowledge skills about critical self-reflection. The unit also encompasses a global perspectives module in which you will apply critical and reflective practice to develop cultural competence. As a Registered Nurse your personal and professional achievements depend on how interculturally aware you are. Because this is considered to be a foundation unit, you will also receive support and guidance in developing academic reading and writing skills.
ASSESSMENT: Literature review and essay 1500 words 40% Exam 2 hour (short answer and multiple choice) 60%
TEACHING PATTERN: 1 x 50 minute lecture; 1 x 50 minute tutorial per week
FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS Note: Class attendance may still be required
Web supported - L,V,R,H Online access to some part of this unit online is optional
Resource supported teaching & learning - L,V,R,H Additional resources are provided for your optional use; e.g. audio taped lectures
About Flexible Study Options
Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.
Campus - H Hobart, L Launceston, W Burnie. Study Centre - V Sydney, R Rozelle, P Beauty Point. Distance units may also have a campus identifier of I Isolated, N Interstate, O Overseas. Units delivered in Transnational Education (TNE) Programs have a campus identifier of A Hangzhou, F Fuzhou, G Shanghai, K KDU Malaysia, Q Kuwait or Y Hong Kong.