Capstone (Professional Practice) (NURS5079)


This unit of study will assist students to extend their specialty-focused development of advanced and extended nursing practice through development of a professional portfolio. This unit of study will provide a framework within which students will have the opportunity to locate previous work, both academic and clinical that supports their capability to fulfil the role of the nurse practitioner in managing patients/clients within current policy and political contexts. The unit provides direction and mentorship in assisting students to develop their professional portfolio based on the Nursing and Midwifery Australia Nurse Practitioner Standards for Practice, and it will therefore be suitable for demonstrating their capability to practise as a nurse practitioner.

Further unit of study information


distance education/intensive on campus, up to 8 study days


learning contract (40%) and portfolio (60%) and satisfactory clinical performance

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

48 credit points of units, including NURS5087

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.