Nursing Practice (Clinical Nursing Opt) (NURS6028)


This unit of study is an elective option for students who wish to extend their knowledge and skills in a clinical nursing environment. It provides students with an opportunity to consolidate prior learning, and expand their knowledge base and nursing practice expertise across a variety of health care settings. Attention will be extended in areas such as aged care, palliative care, and the adult person experiencing surgery or medical illness. The framework of the nursing practice thinking cycle will be used to guide the teaching and learning strategies, while each phase of the cycle will be addressed in detail as related to specific contexts in a range of clinical settings. Elements of care will include, for example, patient education, pain management, models of care, quality use of medications, consumer advocacy and other interventions to restore or maintain patients' /clients' physical and psychosocial health.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information


8x2-hr lectures, 8x2-hr tutorials, clinical placements


learning contract proposal (30%) and final contract contribution (60%) and online reflective journal (10%) and satisfactory off-campus clinical placement

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

NURS5002 and NURS5081 and NURS5082 and NURS5083 and NURS5006 and NURS5084 and NURS5085 and NURS5086 and NURS6018 and NURS6019

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.