Registrations are now open for the 2022 CRANAplus Conference.

To join the remote healthy community in Adelaide from 4-6 October, head to our conference website.

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CRANAplus provides high quality face-to-face courses and online courses accessible to isolated, remote health professionals and targeted to remote area practice, including rural and remote nursing and midwifery.

CRANAplus Conference

CRANAplus welcomes you to join us in Kaurna Country for the 39th National CRANAplus Conference at the Hilton Hotel, Adelaide, from 4 – 6th October 2022. This year’s theme is Passion. Purpose. Influence. Impact. Our conference provides an opportunity for like-minded remote and isolated health individuals to network, connect and share.


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Scholarships, Awards & Grants

CRANAplus supports isolated and remote health professionals through the challenges they face. Our not-for-profit organisation delivers undergraduate scholarships, post-graduate scholarships, industry awards, and remote health course attendance grants. We produce guidelines and position statements, and advocate for change on issues that matter to our membership. Our services empower remote and isolated health professionals to develop their career and deliver effective remote healthcare.

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Mental Health & Wellbeing

The CRANAplus Bush Support Line is vital in retaining a healthy, resilient remote health workforce. Our Bush Support Line offers free 24/7 confidential mental health support to health professionals servicing outback towns, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, and other remote, isolated destinations. We distribute mental health and wellbeing resources, content and products to support isolated and remote health nurses, midwives, and others in remote healthcare jobs.

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Rural and Remote Employment

Become an integral part of Australia’s remote healthcare workforce by browsing our remote healthcare employment page. Find an isolated health or remote health job as a clinical nurse, care nurse, midwife, nurse manager, or within another profession, while working in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, men’s health, maternal health, mental health care, children’s health, primary health, aged care, or other fields.

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Remembering RAN & Midwife Ray Wyeth

On October 11 2021, Nurse and Midwife Raymond Clifford Wyeth tragically lost his life while working in an ambulance in Stanwell, Central Queensland, along with the patient he was caring for. Ray’s colleagues share their dearest memories and reflect on his legacy.

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Meet 2022 OAM, Vicki O'Donnell from KAMS

Vicki O’Donnell, a Nyikina Mangala woman from Derby in Western Australia, is the third person in her family to receive the OAM for community work. Here she talks about the influence of her family and her passion for Aboriginal community health.

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Nurs­ing organ­i­sa­tions con­demn Mor­ri­son Gov­ern­ment for fail­ures in aged care

Professional 2 Feb 2022

The country’s peak nursing organisations today stand together to condemn the Morrison Government for its failure to protect Australia’s nursing home residents, and the nurses and care workers doing…

Gov­ern­ment to lure doc­tors and nurs­es to rur­al region­al and remote areas by slash­ing uni­ver­si­ty debt”

Professional 14 Dec 2021

Peak nurs­ing organ­i­sa­tions wel­come the announce­ment of addi­tion­al sup­port for health prac­ti­tion­ers to work in rur­al and remote areas.

Remote Area Nurs­es Recog­nised for Excellence

Professional, Conference 20 Sep 2021

Outstanding Australian remote health professionals are being celebrated this September with the announcement of the 2021 CRANAplus Award Winners.

Calls for Nurse Prac­ti­tion­ers to be utilised in COVID vac­ci­na­tion roll-out

Professional 30 Jul 2021

A COALITION of peak nursing organisations is calling on National Cabinet today to include Australia’s highly-skilled nursing practitioner (NP) workforce in the COVID vaccination roll-out.

First past the post: Rur­al health work­ers must get ahead of the COVID vac­cine field

Professional 28 Jul 2021

In the race to protect the population from COVID, peak rural health bodies are united in their call for rural health workers to have priority access to COVID vaccines, as their risk of exposure…

CRANAplus Vir­tu­al Symposium

Conference 7 Jun 2021

CRANAplus will be pro­vid­ing oth­er oppor­tu­ni­ties that enable our com­mu­ni­ty to engage, share knowl­edge, learn and con­nect with one anoth­er. There will be a one-day vir­tu­al sym­po­sium on…

Fed­er­al Region­al Health Min­is­ter Mark Coul­ton dis­cuss issues affect­ing remote health

Education, Professional 2 Jun 2021

The meet­ing between Min­is­ter Coul­ton and CRANAplus was the ide­al oppor­tu­ni­ty to dis­cuss the recent­ly released 2021 – 22 Fed­er­al Bud­get ini­tia­tives tar­get­ing rur­al and remote health,…

Schol­ar­ship in mem­o­ry of Gayle Wood­ford is mak­ing a dif­fer­ence in rur­al & remote communities

Professional 17 Mar 2021

March 23, 2021, marks five years since the tragic death of much-loved Remote Area Nurse (RAN) Gayle Woodford. It is also the fifth anniversary of a scholarship set up in Mrs Woodford’s memory, which…

Free 24/7 sup­port ser­vice offers a life­line to remote and rur­al health workers

Support 17 Feb 2021

Remote and rural health workers make a difference to people’s lives every day, supporting those who may be at their lowest ebb, and keeping the communities in which, they live healthy and safe. But…

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