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.

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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.

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

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

Melbourne (Victoria)

22 June 2015 - 25 June 2015, 27 July 2015 - 30 July 2015, 07 September 2015 - 10 September 2015, 19 October 2015 - 22 October 2015, 23 November 2015 - 26 November 2015

Perth (Western Australia)

28 September 2015 - 1 October 2015, 16 November 2015 - 19 November 2015

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.

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.

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Frequently Asked Questions


Caroline Laverty says:
26th May 2015 4:25pm

i am considering applying to study the RN Return to Practice course online. I am a mum and online study plus local practical experience is the only way I could do this course but I'm unsure regarding the workshops. Are the 4 day workshops compulsory? And if so are they run in Sydney? I only see Victoria and Perth listed? Also, I am ready to study and have my letter from Ahpra, so can I apply and start study at anytime or are there set admission and enrolment dates. Thanks


IHNA ADMISSION says:
26th May 2015 4:27pm

Thank you for your enquiry into our Registered RE-entry Practice Program . One of our staff will be in contact with you regarding this course shortly. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you require any further information.


Belinda Efanow says:
9th June 2015 5:40pm

I am applying to AHPRA to see what course i need to complete to regain registration. Are you fees HECS applicable? Thanks


IHNA Admission says:
9th June 2015 5:48pm

Thank you for your enquiry into our Registered RE-entry Practice Program.unfortunately we are not providing HECS help.


Hanna says:
24th June 2015 10:44pm

Hi, I graduated from UTS 6 years ago and haven't been registered. But, I already got a referral letter from Ahpra for the re - entry course. Is this course for me? I live in Sydney. Thanks in advance.


SANDRA ERIKSEN says:
25th June 2015 2:19pm

I am a enrolled nurse (Division 2). Can i do this course online?


IHNA ADMISSIONS says:
25th June 2015 2:34pm

Hi Hanna, Good to hear that you received the AHPRA letter. Regarding the course, the right staff will contact you soon.


sukhbir kahr says:
29th June 2015 5:06pm

I m registered nurse n midwife in India, as i m Australian citizen can i do this course here


IHNA Admission says:
30th June 2015 8:07pm

Our Registered Nurse Re-entry to Practice Program has been developed to prepare nurses who are seeking to register after a lapse in practice or removal from the register for a period exceeding the regulatory recency of practice requirements in Australia. This course is for Australian Division 1 Nurses .


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