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

Re-entry Course Details

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

  • Course Outcomes

    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

    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.
    3. Evidence of a current police check.

  • Duration & Mode of Delivery

    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

    Fee Refund Policy

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

  • Clinical Simulation Workshop Dates

    Clinical Simulation Workshop Dates

    Melbourne (Victoria)

    31 March 2015 - 02 April 2015
    04 May 2015 - 07 May 2015
    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)

    06 April 2015 - 09 April 2015
    09 June 2015 - 12 June 2015
    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.

  • How can I apply?

    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

    People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

  • Access and Equity Policy

    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?

    How will I be assessed?

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

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