May be included as an elective for GradCertN, GradDipNand BN Prof Hons students and also available as a non-award unit to registered nurses. This unit is only offered in Tasmania to registered nurses or midwives with current Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) registration, at least 12 months clinical experience as a registered nurse or midwife and is subject to quota restrictions due to limited availability of clinical places. Professional access to a preceptor and an immunisation clinical practice environment which administers vaccines to infants and adults is essential. A Preceptor Agreement Form must be completed prior to course commencement. Documented evidence of current skills in adult, paediatric and infant cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in accordance with Australian Resuscitation Guidelines must also be provided upon enrolment. Students must achieve at least 80% of the available marks in Part A of the open book examination to pass CNA727.
Key Semester Dates
Final WW Date*
* 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 aims to provide registered nurses with the knowledge, skills, and practical experience required to apply for initial approval as an authorised nurse immuniser in Tasmania. The unit content has been developed in accordance with the National Guidelines for Immunisation Education for Registered Nurses and Midwives (2001) and the current edition of the Australian Immunisation Handbook. The unit content consists of modules which equip students to critically analyse the application of immunisation theory to clinical practice, understand and apply legal and contextual requirements related to the immunisation process, demonstrate competence in the delivery of age appropriate vaccinations, and promote evidence based immunisation information in the community.
Online quizzes (25%); in-practice assessment of competency (pass/fail) and formal examination (75%)
TEACHING PATTERN: Web-dependent online learning, a compulsory seminar day and supervised clinical practice.
FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS Note: Class attendance may still be required
Web dependent - L Some parts of this unit will be taught online
Resource dependent teaching & learning - L Independent study with provided resources replaces face-to-face or other classes (e.g. lectures)
About Flexible Study Options
INTERNATIONALISATION This unit includes international cross-cultural issues/skills.
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.