Professional Experience Placement 2 Nursing

Unit code: HNB2004 | Study level: Undergraduate
(One credit point is usually equivalent to one hour of study per week)
St Albans
HNB2001 - Contemporary Nursing A
HNB2003 - Contemporary Nursing B
HNB2002 - Contemporary Nursing and Mental Health A (applicable for HBNB students ONLY)
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


This unit provides students with the opportunity to deliver person-centred care within a professional practice environment to consolidate nursing care and management developed in Contemporary Nursing A and B and Contemporary Nursing and Mental Health A. Students will draw on theory and practice from simulation and nursing laboratories to apply clinical reasoning and critical thinking to undertake nursing care and management in a sub-acute or acute care clinical setting. Students are required to complete 160 hours of Professional Experience Placement (PEP).

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Exemplify timely therapeutic professional communication and documentation within intraprofessional and interprofessional teams to achieve safe nursing practice relevant to student scope under the National Safety and Quality Health Standards and Patient Safety Competency Framework for Nursing;
  2. Contextualise the legal requirements, code of conduct and code of ethics to relevant health care and treatment, and the roles and responsibilities of the registered nurse;
  3. Adapt relevant knowledge and skills and utilise clinical reasoning and person-centred approach to health assessment and nursing management of individuals taking account of cultural concerns and people of diversity across the lifespan;
  4. Articulate skills in the safe practice of medication management and quality use of medication; and
  5. Apply reflection and responsiveness to feedback regarding performance and behaviour during PEP.


For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Practicum
Grade: Pass/Fail
Summative Assessment Australian Nursing Standards Assessment Tool (ANSAT)

Required reading

Required readings will be made available on VU Collaborate.

As part of a course

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