How to become a rural/remote area nurse
The Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Nursing Practice (Rural and Remote) has been designed to prepare registered nurses for specialist nursing practice in rural and remote areas through completion of theory and clinical courses, which meet the advanced nurse competency standards of the Australian Nursing Federation (ANF) and the Remote Area Nursing Competencies (RAN). The team who designed this program are committed to rural and remote area nursing practice and making sure that the material you study is directly applicable to the program.
Applicants must meet certain admission requirements. Entry to this program is via direct application to USQ.
Successful completion of ANP5002 Rural and Remote Nursing Practice 2 provides registered nurses who reside in Queensland and work in rural or remote areas with the opportunity to apply for endorsement as an immunisation nurse. Entry to this single course is through Continuting and Professional Education .
Support while studying
There are a number of scholarships for nursing students studying in the field of rural and remote area health from USQ, government and professional bodies. Students also have the opportunity to work with the Centre for Rural and Remote Area Health (CRRAH), a jointly badged research centre between USQ and UQ, which is committed to enhancing the health of people living in rural and remote areas of Australia.
Information on career opportunities in rural/remote area nursing are available from Queensland Health.