8 x 3-hour tutorials per semester
8 x 13-hour independent studies per semester
1 Admission into BNGU-Bachelor of Nursing (Preregistration)
2 NURS1001 - Introduction to the Nursing Profession and Independent Learning
Must Satisfy: (1 and 2)
Enrolment not permitted
NURS2025 has been successfully completed
Assignments; Case Studies.
Topic description

This topic will explore the ethical and legal principles that guide professional nursing practice and the role of the Registered Nurse.

Educational aims

This topic aims to develop critical thinking skills that support ethical and legal reasoning about practice and allow students to cultivate professional conduct that is ethically and legally defensible.

Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Apply an integrated, practical framework for understanding ethical and legal dimensions to their professional practice
  2. Evaluate the needs of a variety of vulnerable groups for whom health care is provided
  3. Develop personal perspectives on ethical and legal issues that relate to duty of care within ethical and legal frameworks
  4. Critically analyse significant contemporary ethical and legal issues in professional practice

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

Each class is numbered in brackets.
Where more than one class is offered, students normally attend only one.

Classes are held weekly unless otherwise indicated.


If you are enrolled for this topic, but all classes for one of the activities (eg tutorials) are full,
contact your College Office for assistance. Full classes frequently occur near the start of semester.

Students may still enrol in topics with full classes as more places will be made available as needed.

If this padlock appears next to an activity name (eg Lecture), then class registration is closed for this activity.

Class registration normally closes at the end of week 2 of each semester.

Classes in a stream are grouped so that the same students attend all classes in that stream.
Registration in the stream will result in registration in all classes.
  Unless otherwise advised, classes are not held during semester breaks or on public holidays.