Re-entry Course Details


IHNA's accreditation for Registered Nurse Re-Entry to Practice Program expires on 1st August 2017. Our Accreditation body ANMAC is not planning to renew the accreditation for this course as the ANMAC would like to move this course to the higher education sector. So from 1st August 2017 onwards ANMAC will provide accreditation for this course only to higher education provider. Since IHNA is a vocational education provider, IHNA will not be able to deliver this course from 1st August 2017.

We are stopping enrolments to this course on 2nd June 2017 so that all enrolled students will get sufficient time to complete the theory, workshop and clinical placement by 1st August 2017.


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.

"Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply".
 

Course Overview

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.

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

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.

1. 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.

2. 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

The total tuition for the Registered Nurse Re-entry to Practice Program is AUD $8,250.00
For a breakdown of the fees, please visit the course fees page

No government funding available for this course.

Please refer to IHNA’s Fee Payment Policy and Refund Policy in IHNA website under 'Students' => 'Policies, Links and Forms'

Heidelberg

1 May 2017 - 4 May 2017
19 June 2017 - 21 June 2017

Perth

20 Mar 2017 - 23 Mar 2017
24 Apr 2017 - 27 Apr 2017
29 May 2017 - 01 Jun 2017

Note:
The workshop dates are modifiable as per the number of students.
Please contact our campus for booking the seat.

All candidates are required to provide:

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

People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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.

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

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council

Tuition Fee : AUD $8250 (incl GST)

Pay full fee upfront and "SAVE AUD$500".

Material Fees : No other material fees charged.

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

The application process involves submitting an application, documentation, interview, payment and confirmation of admission. Applicants must successfully complete each stage in order to enrol.

Applicants can submit their initial application by clicking 'Apply Online' button

If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us on 1800 22 52 83.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply.

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.

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.

Eligible applicants can enrol any time.

Download Free Course Brochure Application Form Apply Online


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