ACN delivers a NMBA approved re-entry to practice program and a bridging program which includes a clinical placement and assessment against the Registered Nurse Standards for Practice/Enrolled Nurse Standards for Practice.
Nurses undertaking the program are registered students with the NMBA and must provide a letter of referral from the NMBA to be eligible to enrol in the program.
ACN is unable to offer clinical placements for nurses wishing to update clinical skills or meet regulatory requirements such as conditions on registration.
ACN will organise, coordinate and arrange all clinical placements, Clinical Placement Officer at the Australian College of Nursing (ACN) and that person organizes, coordinates and arranges all placements. Clinical placements take significant time to arrange and due to health facility requirements must be organised by ACN.
This means that no student is to approach a facility to negotiate or arrange their Clinical Placements.
ACN will make every effort to secure you a clinical placement as close as possible to the home or work address that you have provided us. Where it is not possible to arrange a suitable placement ACN will liaise with you to arrange a suitable alternative.
Clinical placements occur during a Monday – Friday working week. Shift times vary and are facility dependent, you will be advised of these details. Please ensure you keep your contact details current as these are the details we use to arrange your placement and contact you. If we are unable to contact you then you risk missing important information and being unable to meet your course requirements.