Nursing Knowledge, Practice and Policy (NURS1004)


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

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


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

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