Nursing Knowledge, Practice and Policy (NURS1004)


This unit explores nursing from historical, philosophical, theoretical and contemporary perspectives. It aims to develop knowledge and mindful action in nursing practice by introducing students to the Framework for Practice Thinking and the concept of person-centred care. The unit of study will also provide students with a 'toolkit' of fundamental nursing and communication skills applicable across the lifespan which recognise the diversity of different cultural groups.

Further unit of study information


13x2-hr lectures, 5x2-hr tutorials and 5x2-hr labs


online activity (10%) and essay/report/poster (40%) and written examination (50%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.