Re-entry to Practice (Registered Nurse)

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SKU
SC-54
Looking to return to nursing?
Meet the requirements for Division One registration, allowing re-entry to nursing within the Australian healthcare context.
$8,250.00

Key facts

Course category
Nursing and Midwifery, Nursing
Options
Option 1 Start Monday 5 August Online (Live)
Option 2 Start Monday 7 October Online (Live)
Duration
Minimum of 16 weeks – coursework and 4 week clinical placement
Group Bookings
Not Available
Prerequisite/s
To confirm registration, and for the duration of the course, you must have provisional registration with AHPRA. A letter from AHPRA confirming eligibility is required.
Certification
Certificate of Achievement

Why this course?

In this course, you will be prepared to meet the requirements for Division One registration, allowing re-entry to nursing within the Australian health care context. 

Why study a short course at La Trobe

Industry experience while you study

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Course content

This course, comprising a self-paced, online theoretical component and a clinical placement, is aimed at helping you get back into your nursing career.  It is aimed at people who have previously held nursing registration, who hold an appropriate visa (where this is required) and who can meet the pre-requisites for completing the placement.

 

Topics covered in the self-paced course include: 

  • The Australian health care system, including law and ethics
  • Clinical reasoning
  • Communication in health care and
  • Risk management including infection control, mental health issues, medication management, caring for vulnerable groups, community nursing, perioperative care and investigations and fluid and electrolyte balance.

Clinical placement

You can commence the placement once you have competed the theoretical component.   

The placement will be sourced by the La Trobe Rural Health School, who will endeavour to find one for you in your residential locality.  The timing of the placement will be dependant on the healthcare partner's capacity to provide supervision, and typically, placements are not usually available from mid-November to mid-February.

Placement pre-rerequisites

  • Health insurance
  • Completed Immunisation and Health Record Form with supporting immunisation records and serology reports - including the annual flu vaccination and COVID-19 vaccination
  • Fit2Work check or National Police Certificate, dated in current year of study
  • Cardiac Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certificate (current and submitted annually).
  • Senior First Aid Certificate/Workplace Level 2 (Valid for 3 years)
  • Signed and witnessed Release of Personal Documents and Consent Form/Student Acknowledgement Form
  • Working with Children Check (valid for 5 years)
  • Signed Student Undertaking Form.

You’ll learn:

  • To reflect on nursing knowledge and skills and apply them to nursing in the Australian context
  • How to apply critical thinking frameworks and problem-solving skills to nursing practice
  • To implement the principles of evidence-based practice in the provision and evaluation of person centred nursing care
  • How to demonstrate the interpersonal and communication skills to be active participants in interdisciplinary practice
  • To demonstrate autonomy and responsibility to function as a registered nurse in accordance with the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Board standards and codes of conduct for a Registered Nurse.
  • To justify the relevance of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Board standards and codes of conduct for registered nurses.

Your study experience and clinical placement

The course is designed to be undertaken full-time over a minimum of 16 weeks:  12 weeks of course work and a 4 week clinical placement. 

The course consists of 80 hours of directed theoretical learning (online), 160 hours of self-directed learning activities (online) and 160 hours of supervised clinical experience (practicum). 

You are expected to complete your theoretical component within 6 months from commencement or a maximum of 12 months if you are undertaking the course part-time.

Ensure that you re-familiarise yourself with professional codes of conduct, practice and ethics, via the AHPRA Nursing and Midwifery Board website before beginning this course.

Successful completion of this program will provide you with the necessary requirements to apply to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia for re-entry to the workforce as a Division One Registered Nurse. 

Assessment

A variety of assessment strategies are used throughout the program, to allow participants different ways of demonstrating their learning:

  • Individual written assignment
  • Online multiple choice questionnaire
  • 4 x drug calculation tests (100% pass grade required)
  • Clinical placement (assessed by the placement host).

While on placement, your provisional registration limits your scope of practice and you will be constantly supervised.  You will be assessed against the Framework for assessing standards of practice by the placement host, and they are accountable for evaluating your skills and  determining if you're ready to re-enter the profession.  Their decision about your demonstrated skill level and eligibility for full registration is final, so it is important to liaise with the course coordinator if you experience issues while on placement. 

Re-entry pathway scholarships

Find out more

La Trobe University is excited to announce 20 Re-entry Pathway Scholarships for nurses, valued at $15,000.00 per recipient.

Have you been previously registered as a nurse in Australia and have relevant clinical experience, as either:

  • A nurse, with at least two years of relevant domestic clinical experience in nursing or midwifery while employed in Australia
  • A paramedic and nurse, with at least two years of relevant domestic clinical experience in nursing or a combination of two years of relevant domestic clinical experience across both disciplines

$15,000.00 per successful candidate. See scholarship description for full eligibility requirements

You’ll learn:

Who you’ll learn from

Ollie Lovell

Ollie Lovell is an expert in teaching and learning. He is a practising teacher at Brighton Grammar School and a senior researcher at the Crowther Centre. Ollie also hosts the popular podcast Education Research Reading Room and has authored two noted book publications on education, Cognitive Load Theory in Action and Tools for Teachers.

Currently undertaking his PhD at the University of Freiburg, Ollie is continuing his research in self-regulated learning (one’s ability to control one’s learning environment), including behaviours such as goal setting, motivation to learn and self-monitoring – all elements of autonomous learning.

Dr Mark Dowley

Dr Mark Dowley is an Adjunct Lecturer in the School of Education at La Trobe University and is Associate Head – Staff Development and Instruction at the Crowther Centre.

Through his research role in the Crowther Centre, he explores how research can be used to build capacity throughout an organisation and improve outcomes for students and staff. He also facilitates an Instructional Coaching Network and has been acknowledged for his contributions to multiple books on coaching and staff development.

Mark has received awards for his teaching from VCAA and The Educator Magazine. His professional learning program was also the inaugural recipient of the international ‘Gold Award’ for professional learning and mentoring from Leeds Beckett University and received an excellence award the Australian Education Awards. Mark completed his Doctor of Education and Master’s in Education Policy (International) at the University of Melbourne.

Course partners

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Frequently Asked Questions

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