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NURS20176 - Advanced Practice for Registered Nurses 2

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit you will build on the knowledge of Advanced Practice for Registered Nurses 1. This unit provides you with the opportunity to develop expertise in the nursing care and complex needs of people with chronic and conditions. People may develop chronic and complex conditions at any age and require health care in the home, community or in acute care hospitals. Complexity may be enhanced by individual genetic make-up and /or life experiences. The biophysical capacities of people with chronic conditions indicate they may become more vulnerable to health and safety concerns requiring planned nursing care to address their health complexities. You will plan comprehensive health assessments and nursing care, in partnership with people and their families, to address their complex needs in different settings.


Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 9
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite: NURS20175 Advanced Practice for Registered Nurses 1

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2023

Term 2 - 2023 Profile

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

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This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

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Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

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Assessments were deemed relevant to the clinical specialisation by students.
Maintain clinically focused assessments relevant to specialisation.
Action Taken
Assessments remain relevant to specialisation and are clinically focussed.
Source: Unit evaluation
The Moodle site and resources were easy to navigate and access.
Update resources as required to reflect advanced clinical practice in specialisations offered.
Action Taken
The resources across the various specialties have been updated.
Source: Industry stakeholders
Review and make clearer specialty streams.
Specialty streams are under review to make explicit the differences in module content.
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The specialty streams are being further developed to demonstrate similarities and differences within the streams,
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Unit learning Outcomes
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