School Of Nursing And Midwifery

Professional Practice Experience 4Western Sydney University Unit Code: 401012.3


Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Annette Stunden

Assumed Knowledge
Foundational knowledge of primary health care, professional communication, roles and responsibilities of the registered nurse, perioperative nursing, and human biological and behavioural sciences.


Pre-requisites for courses 4691 and 4693: 401000 Professional Practice Experience 1, 401004 Professional Practice Experience 2 and 401008 Professional Practice Experience 3.

Pre-requisites for course 4692: 401008 Professional Practice Experience 3 and 401029 Foundations for Nursing Practice.


Co-requisites for course 4691: 401209 Health Variations 2 – Chronic Illness and Disability; 401210 Health Variations 3 – Acute Exacerbations of Chronic Conditions.

Co-requisites for course 4692: 401209 Health Variations 2 – Chronic Illness and Disability; 401210 Health Variations 3 – Acute Exacerbations of Chronic Conditions; 401218 Graduate Entry Practice Experience.

Co-requisites for course 4693: 401215 Health Variations 2 (Advanced) – Chronic Illness and Disability ; 401210 Health Variations 3 – Acute Exacerbations of Chronic Conditions.

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in 4691 Bachelor of Nursing, 4693 Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced) or 4692 Bachelor of Nursing Graduate Entry or 4780 Bachelor of Nursing - WSU Online. Students must be enrolled in 4780 to enrol in WSU Online Campus units.

Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2021 Spring  Yes  Campbelltown Campus - DAY  Annette Stunden  Timetable not available  
2021 Spring  Yes  Hawkesbury Campus - DAY  Annette Stunden  Timetable not available  
2021 Spring  Yes  Liverpool Campus - DAY  Annette Stunden  Timetable not available  
2021 Spring  Yes  Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road - DAY  Annette Stunden  Timetable not available  
2021 WSU Online Trimester 1  Yes  WSU Online - COMPOSITE  Bingham  Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*
2021 WSU Online Trimester 2  Yes  WSU Online - COMPOSITE  Bingham  Timetable not available  
2021 WSU Online Trimester 3  Yes  WSU Online - COMPOSITE  Nikki Meller  Timetable not available  

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About this Unit
Professional Practice Experience 4 focuses on the care of people experiencing an acute exacerbation of a chronic condition. Principles and practices of nursing care will be undertaken in simulated and practice environments, particularly in the National Health Priority areas of cardiovascular health, asthma, diabetes mellitus, arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions, and mental health.The unit includes 160 hours of clinical placement.

Special Requirements - Legislative Pre-requisites

Prior to enrolling in this unit, students must have submitted a Student Undertaking Form and undertake to apply for a National Police Check, which is required to be submitted before placement, and a Working with Children Check Student Declaration. Use the link to the Special Requirements webpage below for more information.

Student Compliance Information for all Health-Related Placements

To be eligible to enrol in this unit and complete any required health-related placements or experiences, students must meet Western Sydney University course requirements as well as any special, legislated, or policy-mandated requirements.

Western Course Requirements

Visit the Special Requirements webpage for details about your course.

Special Requirements

Mandatory NSW Health student placement policy requirements

To be able to undertake placement in any NSW Health facility you must be assessed as compliant with NSW Health student placement policy in the first year of your course, regardless of when you expect to go on your first placement. Access and read the NSW Student Compliance Information Booklet.

NSW Student Compliance Information Booklet

Please ensure that you

1. Find your existing National Police Check or apply for one

2. Gather documentary evidence of your vaccination history

3. Print and compete all relevant NSW Health forms relevant to the campus you are enrolled at or online enrolment requirements

4. Follow booklet instructions on how to have your compliance documents assessed by NSW health staff.

International students have additional requirements: the link to the booklet will inform you of these requirements.

School Requirements

Contact your School for further details regarding your School’s requirements, if any, such as

  • If you live outside of NSW or Australia and need to meet your state, territory or country’s compliance requirements
  • If you need to meet different state, territory or country compliance requirements.
  • NSW Working with Children Check (WWCC) or other state equivalent, valid for your entire course.
  • Current approved first aid certificate valid for your entire course - approved course providers can be found at the Government Training website
  • Other non-health related requirements.

Student Compliance Resources are also available on the Placements Hub web page (NSW Students only)


Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
Access to an internet enabled device is essential in order to be able to: access course materials; to participate in discussion groups; and to access additional resources provided by the lecturer during the session. See http://www.westernsydney.edu.au/currentstudents/current_students/services_and_facilities/uwsonline_student_support for further information.

4691.1Bachelor of NursingCONTINUING
4691.2Bachelor of NursingCONTINUING
4691.3Bachelor of NursingCONTINUING
4691.4Bachelor of NursingCURRENT
4692.1Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry)CONTINUING
4692.2Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry)CONTINUING
4692.3Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry)CONTINUING
4692.4Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry)CONTINUING
4692.5Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry)CURRENT
4693.3Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced)CONTINUING
4693.4Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced)CONTINUING
4693.5Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced)CURRENT
4780.1Bachelor of Nursing - WSU OnlineCURRENT

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