This unit builds on HNB1103 Professional Studies 1 and second year units to enable students to further develop their skills and knowledge in the area of professional and interprofessional practice (IPP). The unit is focused on assisting students with transition from student nurse to registered graduate nurse. The role and responsibilities of registered nurses and working within IPP will be expanded upon. Students will be taught the knowledge and skills required to apply for registration and gain a graduate year position. Leadership roles and responsibilities within nursing will also be critically discussed.

Unit details

VU Sunshine Clinical School
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HNB2106 - Professional Practice 2

HNB2207 - Professional Practice 3

HNB2205 - Nursing and Acute Care 2

HNB2206 - Nursing and Mental Health 2

RBM2202 - Pathophysiology & Quality Use of Medicines 2

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Produce a curriculum vitae and application letter appropriate for applying for a Graduate Year position;  
  2. Demonstrate skills in interview techniques relevant to Graduate Year applications;  
  3. Describe the process for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority (AHPRA );  
  4. Further examine the roles and scope of practice of healthcare professionals;  
  5. Demonstrate knowledge and skills in appropriate delegation;  
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of Crisis Resource Management (CRM) and situational awareness in relation to healthcare practices;  
  7. Discuss conflict resolution and performance management in the healthcare setting;  
  8. Apply appropriate knowledge and skills in professional and interprofessional communication and teamwork within a simulated setting.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Assignment Written assessment (1000 words) 25%
Assignment Written assessment (2000 words) 50%
Presentation Group class presentation 25%
To gain an overall pass in this unit, students must attend 100% of online simulation classes and submit all assessment items (to align to ANMAC accreditation requirements of the course). Students must achieve an aggregate score of 50%.

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