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Practice nurses require diverse and specialist skills and knowledge so they can work collaboratively in the general practice environment. The role of the practice nurse is expanding with new models of care building on their knowledge and skills in primary health care, care coordination and supporting patients with chronic disease. This unit of study will explore the professional issues that impact on the practice nurse, understanding of funding arrangements, the use of information management systems and the provision of clinical care using evidence based guidelines and frameworks including patient and carer education, and preventative health.

Practice Nursing
Unit of study code 266
Availability Graduate Certificate in Community and Primary Health Care Nursing

GC single unit of study

Pre-requisite N/A
Credit points 6
Hours of study 150
Fee* Tier 2
Prescribed texts Walker, L, Patterson, E, Wong, W & Young, D 2010, General practice nursing, McGraw Hill, North Ryde, NSW.
Co-ordinated by Sue Mapletoft MACN
Content Intended learning outcomes for this subject/program

After completing this subject, the learner will be able to:-

Assessment Tasks
Type of assessment

Note the completed assessment item (e.g. Assessment 1: Online discussion)


(% of total marks)

When assessed – academic week

(e.g. Week 8)

Theme 1: Professional practice issues in practice nursing a) explore the professional issues related to practice nursing and discuss their impact on clinical practice Assessment 1: Online discussions 5% 3
Theme 2: Fundamentals of practice nursing b) examine the management of clinical information within the practice setting and relate this to current practice Assessment 2: Short answer essay 35% 6
Theme 3: Management of clinical information c) analyse the use of evidence-based guidelines and frameworks in clinical practice and demonstrate their application to practice nursing Assessment 3: Multiple choice quiz 10% 8
Theme 4: Evidence-based practice and clinical pathways d) discuss provision of care, including holistic assessment, clinical intervention and referral and apply this to practice nursing Assessment 4: Case analysis 50% 10
Theme 5: Health promotion, illness prevention and wellbeing e) explain the principles of effective clinical pathways and evaluate clinical pathways for clinical practice
f) critically evaluate chronic disease management in the practice setting and the nurses role in the management of chronic diseases
g) describe the principles of health promotion and apply them to the development of health promotion activities.

Practice Nursing (266) is a Tier 2 unit.

Tiers2021 Member price (10% discount)2021 Non-member price
Tier 1$2,070.00$2,300.00
Tier 2$2,362.50$2,625.00
Tier 3$2,776.50$3,085.00
Tier 4$3,321.00$3,690.00

*Fees are subject to change without notice.