What mat­ters to us

One of the pri­ma­ry func­tions of CRANAplus is to rep­re­sent the views of our members.

CRANAplus pro­vides the remote and iso­lat­ed health work­force with the oppor­tu­ni­ty to be part of a net­work and com­mu­ni­ty of like-mind­ed health professionals.

Our aim is to pro­vide con­tem­po­rary, prac­ti­cal and con­tex­tu­al infor­ma­tion, and advice for indi­vid­u­als and employ­ers, prac­tis­ing and pro­vid­ing ser­vices in the unique remote and iso­lat­ed settings.

With a strong com­mit­ment to safe­ty and qual­i­ty we devel­oped Pro­fes­sion­al Stan­dards for remote and iso­lat­ed prac­tice in Nurs­ing & Mid­wifery and a Clin­i­cal Gov­er­nance Guide for remote health ser­vices. Val­i­da­tion of Pro­fes­sion­al Stan­dards of Remote Prac­tice for nurs­es and mid­wives is cur­rent­ly under development.

We endeav­our to ensure that the unique con­text and remote per­spec­tive is voiced at a range of forums through our exten­sive links with Com­mon­wealth and State Gov­ern­ments, polit­i­cal groups, and oth­er Pro­fes­sion­al and work­force organisations. 

We devel­op Posi­tion Papers on a range of con­tem­po­rary health issues and engage with our mem­ber­ship to cap­ture their exper­tise and expe­ri­ence in remote con­text of prac­tice to inform our posi­tion papers.

The remote work­force is a key pri­or­i­ty, and we devel­op a range resources for all poten­tial employees/​employ­ers. The Path­ways to Pro­fes­sion­al Prac­tice resource, pro­vides guid­ance and advice for new grad­u­ates or those new to remote practice.

Remote clin­i­cal schol­ar­ships are avail­able for under­grad­u­ates to gain expe­ri­ence in a remote set­ting. We wel­come engage­ment with stu­dent net­works, par­tic­u­lar­ly the NRHSN & ASAN­NA and oppor­tu­ni­ties to sup­port our future workforce.

The Remote and Rur­al men­tor­ing pro­gram sup­ports those new’ to remote, includ­ing students.

CRANAplus recog­nis­es excel­lence and exper­tise while cap­i­tal­is­ing on the col­lec­tive wis­dom of our mem­bers through CRANAplus Fel­low­ship.

We cel­e­brate remote prac­tice through our annu­al Awards, in recog­ni­tion of remote health pro­fes­sion­als who have made a sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tion to improv­ing health out­comes for con­sumers or mak­ing an out­stand­ing con­tri­bu­tion to their profession.

CRANAplus has a com­mit­ment to research. We work with inter­est­ed part­ners to under­take research spe­cif­ic to our mem­bers needs, and sup­port mul­ti­ple research activ­i­ties through our exten­sive networks.