Course Title: Work in the nursing profession

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5246 Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2 nursing)

Course Title: Work in the nursing profession

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 90

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term2 2013

Course Contact: Carylin Lenehan

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254837

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This focus of this course is the skills and knowledge required to practise as a nursing professional with clients across the lifespan in a range of health care environments, such as acute care, community care, mental health, aged care, medical / surgical. Presentation is primarily in the classroom however clinical experience in the first clinical placement is integral to this course.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Not applicable

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTEN401B Work in the nursing profession


. Apply the principles of primary health care delivery


2. Apply the principle of wellness

3. Work in the context of professional nursing practice

4. Handle issues arising in health care

5. Contribute to professional work team

6. Participate in professional skills development

7. Apply the Scope of Nursing Practice Decision Making Framework

Learning Outcomes

Learners will have much more idea of the proffessional milieu they are entering into after completion of this unit. They will be starting to understand both the expectations and the constraints upon there personal and professional selves as they enter into the field of nursing.

Overview of Assessment

Graded assessment is primarily by means of a written assignment.