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Registered Nurse Re-entry to Practice Program (Online or On Campus)

The Registered Nurse Re-entry to Practice Program (available in both online or on campus modes of delivery) has been developed to prepare nurses seeking re-registration. The course is accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) and comprises a total of four units of study, equivalent to 320 hours of study (160 hours theory and 160 hours clinical placement).

Students have the option to complete 128 hours of theory online via flexible delivery, with the remaining 32 hours of practical assessment to be completed at an IHNA Education Centre.

The course is structured to reflect contemporary nursing practice in Australia and to build upon the previous experience and knowledge of a student. IHNA is committed to providing a supportive learning environment that is guided by experienced educators.

Clinical placements form an important part of nurse training, and returning nurses are required to complete 160 hours of supervised clinical practice. IHNA will arrange this clinical placement or the student may coordinate his or her own placement. Within the re-entry or Return to Practice program IHNA recommends students look to commit to a minimum 3 days per week in completing their clinical placements.

In summary, this course prepares students to re-enter the modern nursing environment in which an increased analytical ability combined with a commitment to the highest standards and demonstrated safe practice will enable a student to achieve the required ANMC competency standards.

On successful completion of this course, graduates will be eligible to apply to AHPRA for registration as a Registered Nurse.
 

Course Outcomes

This course is designed to provide you with the knowledge, skills and understanding to practice safely and competently in a variety of health care settings. On successful completion of this course, graduates will be eligible to apply to the Australian Health Practitioner  Regulation Agency (AHPRA) for registration as a Registered Nurse.

Admission Criteria

1. Proof of registration with an Australian Nursing and Midwifery Registering Authority as a Registered Nurse (Division 1) within the last 10 years.
2. A letter form AHPRA confirming eligibility to undertake the re-entry to nursing practice course.

Duration & Mode of Delivery

Blended
The course is offered as full-time load of 320 hours (8 weeks)

Theory : 128 hours (3 weeks) through IHNA’s E-learning platform.

Clinical skills practice & assessment:

32 hours (1 week) on IHNA Melbourne/Perth campus. (If the student did not achieve the required competency; additional sessions may require.)

Professional Experience Placement: 160 hours (4 weeks) in acute care setting where IHNA or student can arrange the placement.

Note:- The total 320 hours can be completed part-time in a maximum period of six months.


Face to Face

The course is offered as full-time load of 320 hours (8 weeks)

Theory: 160 hours (4 weeks) on IHNA Melbourne/Perth campus.

Professional Experience Placement:

160 hours (4 weeks) in acute care setting where IHNA or student can arrange the placement

Fee Refund Policy

Please refer to IHNA’s Fee Payment Policy and Refund Policy in IHNA website under MyIHNA/Links and Forms.

Course Start Date

Face-to-Face Delivery

Melbourne Campus Start Dates
28 March 2014
09 May 2014
20 June 2014
01 August 2014
10 September 2014
10 October 2014

Perth Campus Start Dates
21 February 2014
04 April 2014
16 May 2014
27 June 2014
08 August 2014
05 September 2014
10 October 2014


How can I apply?

All candidates are required to provide:
1. Proof of registration with an Australian Nursing and Midwifery Registering Authority as a Registered Nurse (Division 1) within the last 10 years.
2. A letter form AHPRA confirming eligibility to undertake the re-entry to nursing practice course.
3. Evidence of a current police check.
4. Appropriate reference checks

Access and Equity Policy

Our Code of Practice includes an Access and Equity Policy. This document is available on request. It is the responsibility of all staff to ensure that your requirements of the Access and Equity Policy are met at all times.

How will I be assessed?

•   Case Study
•    Research poster
•    Article review
•    Literature review
•    Medication administration and calculation test
•    Clinical skills competency assessment

Course Accreditation

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council

What costs and other fees should I expect?

Tuition Fee
AUD $8250 (incl GST)

Material Fees

No other material fees charged.

Course Modules

Module 1: Professional Issues in Clinical Practice.
Module 2: Comprehensive Health Assessment.
Module 3: Evidenced Based Nursing Care.
Module 4: Professional Experience Placement.

You Can Apply

Online: Direct online application.
Email: Download and complete the application form and send it by e-mail with all attachments to: enrolments@ihna.edu.au
Post: Download and complete the application form. You can send your completed application and required documentation to our Perth or Melbourne office. If you have any questions, please contact us at: 1800 22 52 83

Scholarships

There are scholarships available under the Nursing and Allied Health Scholarships and Support Scheme (NAHSSS) to support nurses undertaking re-entry or refresher training to regain their practice certificate. Nurses undertaking re-entry or refresher training will be eligible to apply under the Continuing Professional Development component of the NAHSSS.
 
The Royal College of Nursing Australia (RCNA) is the administrator of the nursing component of the Scheme. Further information on nursing scholarships and how to apply is available on the RCNA website at
www.rcna.org.au or by phone on 1800 117262.
 
For information regarding refresher/re-entry courses and scholarships available for nurses undertaking training to re-enter the workforce, you may wish to have a look at the following website:
www.nurseinfo.com.au along with information on available scholarships.

Employment Opportunities

Once Registered with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, you can work as a Registered Nurse/Division 1 Nurse in a range of health settings such as; acute care, chronic care, aged care, rehabilitation, and mental health.

What further study options will I have?

This course may also provide pathways into further qualifications in nursing and/or health care Such as Post Graduate Certificate, Post Graduate diploma or Masters of Nursing.

Online Enrolment

Eligible applicants can enrol any time.

Policies and Documents for the Students

Download Course Information Booklet

Contact Form

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Admission

Admission Requirements

In order to be eligible for admission to our course, you must have the following
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Scholarships

Applying for Scholarships

There are two major scholarships potentially available to people wanting to undertake
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Deadlines for Scholarships

The deadline to apply for the Aged Care Nursing Scholarship (ACNS) is Friday 26 April 2013
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Employment

Career Opportunities

Once Registered with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
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Job Listing

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FAQ

Is the course accredited by ANMAC?

Is the course accredited by The Australian Nursing
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What are the course details?

What is the course duration? The total course duration is 3 months full time and 6 months
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