This course is designed for RNs holding general registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia who meet the Recency of Practice Registration Standard of three (3) months practice in the last five years but wish to refresh their knowledge in acute care nursing. It is also ideal for nurses working in non-acute areas of practice that wish to work in acute care.
36 CPD hours
Why study this course
The program builds on previous knowledge, skills and experience in preparation for demonstration of safe practice.
The refresher program has no clinical placement component. ACN is unable to offer clinical placements for nurses wishing to update clinical skills or meet regulatory requirements such as conditions on registration.
This course is designed to enable students to draw on the nurse’s previous nursing experience and qualifications and to build on that by providing an introduction to the contemporary requirements of the current day nurse. This includes a nurse who demonstrates professional practice, critical thinking and analysis, provision and coordination of care and collaborative and therapeutic practice.
The modules offered are:
- Professional Issues
- Introduction to Physical Assessment
- Care and Management of a Deteriorating Patient
- Assessment and Management of Common Respiratory Conditions
- Assessment and Management of Common Cardiac Conditions
- Assessment and Management of Common Neurological Conditions
- Assessment and Management of Common Mental Health Conditions
- Infection Prevention and Control
- Wound Management
Student will accrue 4 hours of CPD per module.
At the end of each module learners will need to complete an assessment quiz. A score of 80% or more in each quiz is needed to progress to the next module. Learners are allowed three attempts at each of the quizzes to be deemed successful for that module.
On successful completion of all modules learners will be able to print out their own certificate of completion.
Participants will have six months from the time of enrolment to complete the course.
Government scholarships available
In order to support the nursing workforce to respond to the COVID-19 crisis the Australian Government Department of Health is offering 1,000 scholarships for the Australian College of Nursing ‘Refresher Program for Registered Nurses’.
Scholarships will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis to eligible applicants. Please complete the application form below to apply. You will be notified of the outcome of your application via email.
Please note that we have received a high number of applications and we are currently working our way through them. We thank you for your patience and will notify you of the outcome of your application via email as soon as we can.