Nursing Context 9: Transitioning To Nursing Practice (NURBN3032)

This unit aims to prepare students for a satisfying and sustainable nursing and/or midwifery career and address contemporary issues associated with making the transition from student nurse and midwife to graduate nurse and/or midwife. Students will develop an understanding of the importance and complexity of negotiating professional relationships within the workplace through solution-focused problem-solving strategies and change management principles which have direct applicability to the care of `self¿. Students will explore the role of the Registered Nurse and/or Registered Midwife as a leader and will develop strategies for practice. The role of the Registered Nurse or Registered Midwife in the provision and maintenance of safe and quality healthcare encompassed within the National Safety and Quality Safety Standards for practice will be explored along with a consideration of the role that auditing risk provides. Students will also develop skills and attitudes required to actively participate in the employment seeking process and apply for roles within the Graduate Nurse and/or Midwife Program and beyond. Using the principles of life-long learning as the framework for a fulfilling career as a professional nurse or midwife, students will explore the various career, study and research pathways, continuing professional development pathways and engagement for career advancement.

For further information regarding the course please refer to the Course Outline found at the following link (PDF, 179kB).

Credit point 15
EFTSL 0.125
Band 1

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

A CSP is subsidised by the Australian Government and students pay a contribution amount. Each unit is classified into a student contribution band, depending on the study area of the unit (this discipline may be different from the study area of your course).

2024 contribution amount* - $555
2024 contribution amount - continuing student who commenced before 1 Jan 2021* - $555

* for Clinical Psychology (Clin Psych) & Professional Pathways (Prof Path) bands the contribution amount is determined by accredited course. Students in Postgraduate Clinical Psychology, Professional Pathway Psychology or Professional Pathway Social Work accredited courses should visit our CSP page for further information.

Note: The Job-ready Graduates Package introduced new funding clusters and contribution amounts from the 2021 academic year. If you are a continuing student who commenced before 1 January 2021 studying units in disciplines with increased contribution amounts, you will continue paying the same amount (indexed each year) as you would have. For further information visit the Australia Government's Study Assist website.

Domestic Full Fee-paying

These places are offered for postgraduate studies or to CSP ineligible students and tuition fees are not subsidised by the Australian Government. Domestic postgraduate tuition fees are course-based annual fees and the unit fee you pay will vary according to the degree you are studying. To find out more about domestic tuition fees and view the relevant fee schedule visit our fees website.

International Full Fee-paying

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Semester census dates

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