NRS385 The Registered Nurse in Practice (8)

This subject prepares students for their transition to practice as a registered nurse. Different models of care are examined, together with the composition of health systems and the role of the registered nurse in local, regional, national and global contexts. Students also develop strategies to support their own professional development as registered nurses and the role of nurses as leaders.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2021.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health

Enrolment Restrictions

Bachelor of Nursing


( NRS276 and NRS277 ) or NRS211

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to collate and provide evidence of continuing professional development;
  • be able to analyse models of care and health systems and structures related to the role of the registered nurse;
  • be able to critically examine nursing culture and its impact on registered nurses and the provision of care; and
  • be able to evaluate leadership qualities that support caring within the interprofessional team, in local, regional, national and global contexts.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Module 1: Preparing for work and/or at work as a registered nurse;
  • Module 2: Models of care;
  • Module 3: Transitioning to practice; and
  • Module 4: Professional Comportment.

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.