This is a capstone unit. Student will be expected to consolidate and apply the knowledge and skills gained in previous nursing units. Students will be supported and supervised in their professional experience practice placements by preceptors and / or clinical teachers. Students in this unit are advised that restrictions apply to withdrawing online once enrolled, to meet the requirements of external placement providers.

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HNB3140 - Professional Studies 2 & Interprofessional Practice

HNB3141 - Nursing and Complex Care

HNB3124 - Professional Practice 4

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Identify their current scope of practice and work within this;  
  2. Professionally identify and solve complex clinical problems;  
  3. Demonstrate the ability to comprehensively assess, plan, implement and evaluate care for a patient load similar to that of a graduate nurse;  
  4. Demonstrate the ability to adjust care and priorities in changing situations;  
  5. Demonstrate professional communication skills in interactions with patients, and their significant others and health professionals;  
  6. Demonstrate beginning delegation and supervision skills in the clinical environment; and  
  7. Apply research findings to support or improve current practice.  


Students must achieve a score of 3 across the assessable items on the ANSAT on their summative assessment and complete 160 hours of professional practice in order to pass this unit. Professional practice enrolment, placement allocation and academic progress will be managed according to the College of Health and Biomedicine Professional Experience Placement rules and expectations.
Assessment type Description Grade
Practicum Summative Assessment Australian Nursing Standards Assessment Tool (ANSAT) Pass/Fail

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