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 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.
While 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, you may be required to travel. Students may not decline or request a change to a clinical placement allocation unless there are urgent and exceptional reasons for doing so. Urgent and exceptional reasons may include highly extenuating medical, compassionate or special circumstances which are outside of the control of the student and where there was no opportunity for advanced preparation or notification.
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.