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Registered Nurse Refresher Program

Refresh your skills, excel in your career!

Ideal for registered nurses who wish to refresh their knowledge and skills and get updated with the latest best practices, this course will help you to work with confidence and competence in a variety of settings. You can also learn to work in nursing contexts that are beyond your current role.

  • Course Name :
    Registered Nurse Refresher Program
  • Course Delivery : Online (Blended)
  • AQF Level : NA
  • Provided By :
    Institute of Health and Nursing Australia

The Registered Nurse Refresher Program is designed for registered nurses who wish to update and refresh their knowledge and competency in acute care nursing. After completing this course, nurses can choose to re-skill themselves, or can switch roles between management, clinical practice, education or research.

The Refresher program comprises of three units of study, comprising 100 hours each(70 hours theory and 30 hours simulation workshop), and an elective clinical placement experience of 160 hours.

Module 1

  • Contemporary Issues & Trends in Nursing (CITN) 10 hours

Module 2

  • Comprehensive Nursing Care (CNC) 50 hours + Lab Simulation (Elective 30 hours)

Module 3

  • Concepts & Challenges in Nursing Practice (CCNP) 10 hours

Module 4

  • Clinical Practicum (PEP) Elective 160 hours

This course is delivered through a combination of online theory modules, on-campus clinical simulation workshops, and practical placements at clinical facilities.

This course may provide you employment opportunities as registered nurse in a range of healthcare settings such as: acute care, chronic care, aged care and high dependency units.

All candidates are required to:

  • Be currently registered as Registered Nurse Division 1 with the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Registering Authority(AHPRA).
  • Provide evidence of a current police check and immunisation records. (This applies only if Module 4 Professional Experience placement is chosen as an elective).

Physical requirements

While IHNA will work with you to make "reasonable accommodations" in the campus lab and classroom, there are clinical practice conditions that occur in the workplace environment that are beyond IHNA control. The physical requirements below are necessary to function in the hospital and community health settings. Students must be able to perform and complete course objectives and requirements with or without reasonable accommodations. Additional skills and abilities are needed to perform patient/ resident care in the clinical settings to pass the course objectives and requirements.

  • Strength:Sufficient to assist with lifting and transferring a patient, and perform CPR
  • Mobility:Sufficient mobility to bend, stoop, and bend down to the floor; ability to move around rapidly; and to move in small, confined areas.
  • Hearing:Sufficient to hear through the stethoscope to discriminate sounds; to hear cries for help; to hear alarms on equipment and emergency signals; and various overhead pages.
  • Vision:Sufficient to make physical assessments of patients and equipment.
  • Communication:Able to communicate in both verbal and written formats; and interact with clients, staff, and faculty supervisors.

If you have a disability that will require reasonable accommodations to fulfill these requirements then please declare in your course application, special needs section.

To apply for this course, just scroll down and submit an enquiry. Our representative will get back to you and provide guidance.

Online (Blended) Delivery

Campus : Melbourne(Heidelberg) | Perth | Sydney(Parramatta)
Feb 05, 2018
Apr 09, 2018
Jul 02, 2018
Oct 08, 2018

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