Professional Experience Placement (PEP): Students will be allocated PEP within individual health care agencies. Students must be available 5 days a week (mornings, evenings, weekends, night shifts as per roster), may be required to relocate and are expected to travel to where the PEP is available. To be eligible to undertake PEP, all SNM students must meet the requirements of the Health Science Safety in Practice Kit by completing and submitting all Safety in Practice Agreement compliance documentation to the School. Students who cannot or do not comply with these requirements will not be allocated PEP and therefore will not be able to complete this unit.
Confirmation dates for Semester 5 (Spring) will be Start Date 17th Nov 2014 and End Date 6th Feb 2015 (The exam period will be held during the following week)
Key Semester Dates
Final WW Date*
Offering in H
Offering in R
Offering in V
* 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.
Contemporary Nursing Practice builds on studies undertaken in the foundation units, and will develop a substantive framework of nursing knowledge and skills, utilising case studies, simulated and experiential learning. It focuses on current health priorities exploring a range of acute and chronic conditions incorporating psychological health. This unit includes 80 hours of professional experience.
Case study (40%), Medication management test Part A (20%), Part B: (Pass/fail) students must pass this assessment item in order to progress into clinical practice, Clinical inquiry presentation (40%), PEP workbook (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory).
Students will be assessed in practice against the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (2006) National Competency Standards for the Registered Nurse. Health care agency staff report formally or informally on progress in practice; however it is the SNM which has responsibility for determining the final assessment arising out of a professional experience placement (PEP).
Please note that students will also require a satisfactory performance in practice in order to pass the unit.
1 x 50 minute lecture each week, 2 x 50 minute workshops per week, simulation activities and 80 hours professional practice experience during semester.
FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS Note: Class attendance may still be required
Web dependent - L,V,H,R Some parts of this unit will be taught online
Resource supported teaching & learning - L,V,H,R 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.