7 x 3-hour tutorials per semester
1 x 2-hour computer lab per semester
1 x 320-hour clinical placement per semester
1 x 2-hour clinical orientation per semester
7 x 10-hour independent studies per semester
^ = may be enrolled concurrently
1 Admission into BNGU-Bachelor of Nursing (Preregistration)
1a Admission into BNGUC-Bachelor of Nursing (Preregistration)
2 NURS2007 - Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 2
3 NURS2005 - Managing Care in Different Settings (PEP)
4 Admission into BNGG-Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry)
5 2 of NURS2007, NURS2015
6 ^ NURS3001 - Dynamics of Practice 2
Must Satisfy: (((1 or 1a) and 2 and 3) or (4 and 5 and 6))
Enrolment not permitted
1 of NURS3011, NURS3012 has been successfully completed
Assumed knowledge
First and second year topics.
Assignment(s), Clinical placement, Competencies
Topic description

The topic focuses on the nurse as a professional, working across a range of interprofessional healthcare environments and healthcare providers. Emphasis will be placed on the NMBA RN Standards for Practice in decision-making for provision of comprehensive nursing care. This topic includes 320 hours of professional placement.

Educational aims

This topic aims to develop student independence and advance students' knowledge of the role of the Registered Nurse within an interprofessional team. Students will consolidate their understanding of professional standards, codes and frameworks to inform nursing practice.

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

  1. Demonstrate professional communication skills with individuals/significant others /interprofessional team to ensure continuity of health care provision
  2. Critically self-assess their level of competence against professional standards, codes and frameworks to inform nursing practice and identify strategies for ongoing development
  3. Adapt nursing practice to different contexts with consideration for individuals/significant others /carers/community
  4. Explain the relationship between information technology, evidence-based practice and the provision of health information to optimise the quality and efficiency of healthcare delivery and ensure quality use of medicines

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.