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Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Nursing Practice Rural and Remote PCNP

Program focus


This program has been developed for registered nurses wishing
to further their knowledge and advance their clinical nursing skills
in the area of rural and isolated practice. Some courses have a compulsory
clinical placement requirement, which will require liaison with the
Clinical Office. Nurses who are currently employed in a rural/remote
area will normally undertake clinical placement per course outside
of their current health facility.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

Duration

1 year part-time, 2 years part-time maximum

Professional accreditation

The Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Nursing Practice (Rural
and Remote) has been developed for registered nurses wishing to further
their knowledge and advance their clinical nursing skills in the area
of rural and isolated practice.

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Program objectives

Successful completion of the program will enable the graduate
to:

  • manage the care of individuals and groups in the rural and/or
    isolated practice context

  • engage in effective, supportive, collaborative practice

  • practice in a legally and ethically justifiable manner according
    to professional requirements and standards

  • manage the use of staff and physical resources in the rural
    and isolated practice areas

  • advocate and protect the rights of individuals or groups regardless
    of their cultural background and/or geographical situation

  • demonstrate the ability to engage in nursing activities to improve
    health care in rural and isolated areas.


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Program structure

The program contains four one-unit courses.

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