8 x 3-hour tutorials per semester
8 x 12-hour independent studies per semester
1 Admission into BNGU-Bachelor of Nursing (Preregistration)
2 4 of NURS2001, NURS2004, NURS2005, NURS2006
3 Admission into BNGUC-Bachelor of Nursing (Preregistration)
4 2 of NURS2001, NURS2004
5 Admission into BNGG-Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry)
6 2 of NURS2011, NURS2015
Must Satisfy: ((1 and 2) or (3 and 4) or (5 and 6))
Enrolment not permitted
NURS3010 has been successfully completed
Assignment(s), Presentation
Topic description

In this topic students will explore the concepts of lifelong learning, professional responsibility and accountability, clinical governance, leadership and supervision in relation to the Registered Nurse role.

Educational aims

This topic aims to enable students to demonstrate they meet the Australian Registered Nurse Standards (NMBA 2016) at a beginning level and the Flinders University graduate qualities and to provide students with the tools and skills to self-evaluate achievement of professional responsibility and accountability.

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

  1. Critically appraise research to inform practice
  2. Integrate the ongoing accreditation and continuing professional development requirements of a registered nurse in Australia and internationally into practice
  3. Interpret their role as a beginning registered nurse within the organisational structure and as part of an interdisciplinary health care team
  4. Evaluate the fundamentals of clinical governance in relation to clinical practice improvement and leadership

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.