Do you know a remote health professional or team that deserves to be recognised?
Nominate them for a CRANAplus Remote Health Award today.

Inter­est­ed in shar­ing your expe­ri­ence of work­ing in remote health? Per­haps there is a top­ic that you would like to see cov­ered in the CRANAplus Mag­a­zine? Get in touch with your sto­ry or sug­ges­tion by sub­mitting an enquiry

Strongy­loidi­a­sis – erad­i­cat­ing every last worm with Dr Wendy Page

8 Apr 2024

2021 NT Australian of the Year, Dr Wendy Page spent three decades working in East Arnhem Land with Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation, fighting a parasitic enemy that is invisible to the naked eye…

Remote area nurs­ing pack­ing list

8 Apr 2024

We invited CRANAplus Members to share their advice on items to bring when working in a remote area, or to purchase when visiting a regional or urban hub. Here is the list you helped us to compile!

Tak­ing the query out of Q Fever

8 Apr 2024

In the 1930s, a mysterious outbreak of illness among Brisbane abattoir workers was dubbed ‘query fever’ because of its unknown cause. 90 years later, Q Fever can still mystify and mislead with its…

New course sup­ports health work­ers expe­ri­enc­ing trauma

8 Apr 2024

Following the recent release of two written trauma resources, the CRANAplus Mental Health and Wellbeing team are proud to announce the addition of a third resource, a new online course titled…

Return­ing to remote area nurs­ing after time away

8 Apr 2024

Greg Morley launched his remote nursing career in the 1980s, before returning to the city and building a life there for more than 25 years. But his love of remote area nursing never left him and in…

Cul­ture the focus at Yutjuwala Dji­warr Aged Care Centre

8 Apr 2024

“You won’t find our residents sitting blankly looking at a television screen. They’re always outdoors, catching the breeze.” That’s Registered Nurse Rosie Breen, Service Manager at the Yutjuwala…

CRANAplus Q&A: “I have been asked if I am competent at triage. Is a certificate all I need?”

8 Apr 2024

Triage requirements vary significantly across different healthcare settings, encompassing distinctions between state services, health districts, and individual practices. Notably, there is no…

CRANAplus facil­i­ta­tor Kirsty Blair’s pas­sion for prepar­ing remote health professionals

8 Apr 2024

CRANAplus course facilitator, Kirsty Blair RN/RM has experience ranging from intensive care as the after-hours coordinator in a busy city hospital to working overseas in war-torn regions. Having…

Stu­dent sto­ry: Cameron’s remote nurs­ing place­ment on Thurs­day Island

8 Apr 2024

Cameron Powers’ final student nursing placement has solidified his career direction: he’s heading remote. Here, the Queensland University of Technology student writes about his multi-leg adventure to…

Stu­dent sto­ry: Jethro’s con­fi­dence-build­ing place­ment in Cen­tral Australia

8 Apr 2024

Jethro Haythorpe, a nursing student from Charles Darwin University, recently undertook two consecutive placements in Alice Springs, NT. Here, Jethro writes of star-filled desert nights, stunning red…

Remote nurs­ing research tips

8 Apr 2024

Are you interested in undertaking research in the remote healthcare sector? We invited six nurses with research experience to answer your burning questions.

CRANAplus facil­i­ta­tors in action

8 Apr 2024

Check out what it’s like to take to the road as a CRANAplus facilitator. A few of our volunteers have captured some behind-the-scenes action as they rounded out the 2023 course schedule.

Nurse-led skin can­cer detec­tion pilot continues

8 Apr 2024

In December 2022, we spoke with Marion Eckert, Director of the Rosemary Bryant Research Centre (RBRC) Uni SA and her team about their new pilot program Project Check Mate – a collaboration with Skin…

What’s hap­pen­ing online? CRANAplus Mem­ber Face­book Group

8 Apr 2024

Check out some of the latest content from our new CRANAplus Members Facebook Group. This Facebook Group provides a forum for Individual CRANAplus Members to connect with each other, share ideas,…

2023 CRANAplus Mem­ber Sur­vey Results

8 Apr 2024

Thank you to everyone who participated in our 2023 Member Survey. Your participation helps us to develop a deeper understanding of your experiences and gather valuable workforce data. It allows us to…

Ann’s train jour­ney takes an unex­pect­ed turn

8 Apr 2024

CRANAplus Board member and RN Ann Aitken recently found herself tending to a person with chest pains during a recreational train journey. Here she tells her tale – and pays thanks to having recently…

Bro­ken sys­tems? Fix them

8 Apr 2024

How often could something you are doing at work be simplified, improved, or adjusted to better meet the health needs of individuals or the community? Be honest. Sometimes, it can feel to you and your…

Baby bun­dles of suc­cess in PNG

8 Apr 2024

While building a school in Papua New Guinea, carpenter Barry Kirby became aware of the region’s incredibly high rate of preventable maternal and newborn fatality. 12 years and two degrees later, he…

Sup­port­ing the well­be­ing of remote agency nurses

8 Apr 2024

CRANAplus regularly partners with organisations from the remote health sector to support staff mental health and wellbeing. A recent collaboration with nursing agency Affinity Nursing has upskilled…

Increas­ing male engage­ment in rur­al and remote centres

8 Apr 2024

A/Prof Tim Moss from CRANAplus partner organisation Healthy Male provides advice on strategies health practitioners can use to increase male engagement in primary health care.

Apply now for 2024 schol­ar­ships, grants and awards

8 Apr 2024

We are now accepting applications for the 2024 Scholarships and Grants program. Nominations are also now open for the CRANAplus' 2024 Australian Remote Health Awards. Browse award categories…

Aller­gies on the rise

7 Apr 2024

Allergies need to be taken seriously. Heather Roberts, who presented an abstract at the 40th CRANAplus Conference and has worked for the National Allergy Council since 2019, explains how rural and…

Tas­man­ian nurse Katie Pen­ning­ton recog­nised as 2023 Remote & Iso­lat­ed Health Pro­fes­sion­al of the Year

12 Dec 2023

This year’s recipient of the CRANAplus Aurora Award for the Remote and Isolated Health Professional of the Year, Katie Pennington, reflects on the power of nurses’ voices, the community health model…

New starter Mic­ah makes a dif­fer­ence in West Arnhem

12 Dec 2023

The recipient of the 2023 Early to Remote Practice Award, Micah Haslam RN, describes receiving the award as a surprise and honour. Here, she talks about her newfound love of Gunbalanya.

Lau­ra Black, NP from WA’s Wheat­belt, receives 2023 CRANAplus Excel­lence in Remote and Iso­lat­ed Health Prac­tice award

12 Dec 2023

Laura Black, Nurse Practitioner from the tiny town of Moorine Rock in the West Australian Wheatbelt, is the 2023 recipient of the CRANAplus Excellence in Remote and Isolated Health Practice award.

2023 Gayle Wood­ford Memo­r­i­al Schol­ar­ship recip­i­ent, Tiffany Cattermole

12 Dec 2023

Tiffany feels fortunate to have been awarded the 2023 Gayle Woodford Memorial Scholarship and says it will give her the upper hand in expanding her career in remote health.

The His­to­ry of CRANAplus (Part 1): 1982 – 1985 — CRANA’s Ori­gin Story

12 Dec 2023

The formation of the Council of Remote Area Nurses of Australia in the early 1980s represents a collective triumph against the odds. Remote area nurses at the time were frequently under-resourced and…

The His­to­ry of CRANAplus (Part 2): Prepar­ing the work­force — the push for education

12 Dec 2023

At the 1985 conference in Townsville, education (or lack thereof) was identified as the single most important issue facing RANs.

The His­to­ry of CRANAplus (Part 3): The fight for iden­ti­ty — val­i­dat­ing RAN practice

12 Dec 2023

How can you make your voice heard when you are out of sight from the majority of Australians? CRANA would answer this question successfully, but not without difficulty, over the next four decades. As…

The His­to­ry of CRANAplus (Part 4): From cot­tage indus­try to cor­po­rate entity

12 Dec 2023

CRANA's history is defined by two major growth spurts — the funding of the late 1990s and the diversification of the late 2000s. But when its ambitions have exceeded its budget, passionate volunteers…

Ready for the next pandemic?

12 Dec 2023

Is Australia ready for future pandemics? Whether we can curb the spread will depend on the nation’s ability to run effective quarantine facilities, writes Senior Research Officer, Angela Sheedy.…

Our respon­si­bil­i­ty to grad­u­ates” with New South Wales-based Clin­i­cal Edu­ca­tor, Dalya Holowinski

12 Dec 2023

CRANAplus Member and Riverina-based District Nurse Educator Dalya Holowinski explains the process of identifying the learning needs of the emerging workforce, the roving CNE model, and the…

Stu­dent sto­ry: Man­ingri­da place­ment cements aspir­ing remote area nurse Gillian’s pas­sion for remote practice

12 Dec 2023

Aspiring remote area nurse Gillian Edmiston from Charles Darwin University shares insight into her four-week placement in Maningrida, an Aboriginal community in West Arnhem Land, NT, where she worked…

Sex­u­al Health in Region­al & Remote Pop­u­la­tions with Nik­ki Bran­don from SHINE SA

12 Dec 2023

Nikki Brandon from SHINE SA provides an update on the challenges of STI screening in remote areas, some tips on encouraging screening, and asymptomatic STIs.

2022 CRANAplus Ear­ly to Remote Prac­tice Award Win­ner, vol­un­teers in Vietnam

12 Dec 2023

Last year’s CRANAplus Early to Remote Practice Award Winner, Lorraine Woods, put her prize money towards a volunteering trip to Vietnam, where she and her friend Judith delivered resources and…

Mid­wifery Group Prac­tice in the Tor­res Strait with CM Max­ine Lenehan

12 Dec 2023

Maxine Lenehan CM works within the Midwifery Group Practice on Thursday Island. She explains how MGP works in the Torres Strait, the logistics of island-based healthcare, and the “beautiful…

Recap: 2023 CRANAplus 40th Anniver­sary Conference

12 Dec 2023

This October, more than 200 delegates and stakeholders gathered in Gimuy/Cairns at the CRANAplus 40th Anniversary Conference, for three days of networking, reminiscing, and envisioning a better…

The remote area nurs­ing cou­ple chas­ing their farm­ing dreams

12 Dec 2023

CRANAplus Member Dr Kirsten Due MO writes in about inspiring nursing couple, Jason and Melanie. The pair met in Alice Springs and lived in remote Alaska, before returning to Australia to continue…

Mind­ful­ness on the go for remote health professionals

12 Dec 2023

In the busyness, and with the competing demands in our lives, it is essential to prioritise our physical health and wellbeing, writes Senior Psychologist, Therese Forbes. We are constantly bombarded…

Ear­ly inter­ven­tion cru­cial for burn victims

11 Dec 2023

First responders can dramatically improve outcomes for burn victims, reducing the need for a graft by fifty per cent. Here Dr Helen Douglas, who works for the State Burns Service in WA, talks about…

Adding mater­ni­ty emer­gency care skills to the remote area nurse’s tool­box, with mid­wife Di Evans

7 Dec 2023

Remote area midwife and CRANAplus facilitator Di Evans is passionate about empowering and supporting RANs. Here Di shares what drives her volunteer contribution to CRANAplus’ “something for…

Reg­u­lar CRANAplus Mag­a­zine writer reflects on the 2015 con­fer­ence in new book

5 Dec 2023

In the 2010s, Journalist Rosemary Cadden travelled from Adelaide to the Top End in the footsteps of explorer and fellow Scot, John McDouall Stuart. On the way, she attended the 2015 CRANAplus…

40th CRANAplus Con­fer­ence Preview

15 Aug 2023

Catch up on the speakers, pre- and post-conference events, and social opportunities that you can expect at the 40th CRANAplus Conference in Cairns this October.

Nurs­ing on Christ­mas Island, with Stevh­nie Nel

14 Aug 2023

Community health nurse Stevhnie Nel discusses cultural awareness when working with Chinese and Malay clients, community immersion as a self-care strategy, and witnessing the annual Christmas Island…

60 years a nurse in rur­al New South Wales

14 Aug 2023

CRANAplus Member Sandra Vicary retired recently, having just reached the milestone of 60 years of nursing in rural New South Wales. She remembers asking permission to marry as a young nursing sister,…

Cop­ing with the Kim­ber­ley Floods

14 Aug 2023

Senior Psychologist for the Bush Support Line, Dr Nicole Jeffery-Dawes, reflects on the emotional and professional challenges her community faced during the floods in the Kimberley earlier this year…

Put sep­sis at the forefront

14 Aug 2023

RN, RM and Remote Clinical Educator at CRANAplus, Leonie McLaughlin, is passionate about helping nursing staff in remote communities provide best-practice care in the absence of maternity services…

CRANAplus Q&A: Paediatric burns

14 Aug 2023

“Hi CRANAplus. Paediatric burns are not uncommon in the community I work in. These often result from spilled boiling water. Despite having previous experience/ training in burns, I still find myself…

Cytomegalovirus: remote nurs­es key to ear­ly detection

14 Aug 2023

How much do you know about CMV? As the first port of call for antenatal screening in much of remote Australia, nurses are key to early detection and treatment. So urges remote area nurse Mel Howard,…

CRANAplus facil­i­ta­tor spot­light: On home soil

14 Aug 2023

CRANAplus course facilitator Jackie Hanniver reflects on the magnetic pull of country Australia, and the less obvious benefits of delivering training where remote health staff work and live.

Lim­it­ed-time Mem­ber­ship offer for students

14 Aug 2023

Whether you’re studying nursing or midwifery, or undertaking training in an allied health speciality, CRANAplus wants to support you on your pathway to developing a career in remote and isolated…

Becom­ing a remote area nurse – a new module

14 Aug 2023

If you are interested in working as a remote area nurse or midwife, but uncertain how to get started, you may want to check out our new free reflective online module, ‘Becoming a remote area nurse:…

Mind­ful Pho­tog­ra­phy Com­pe­ti­tion: Win­ners Announced

14 Aug 2023

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the CRANAplus Mindful Photography competition. Check out the competition winners here!

Remote area nurs­ing: That time I saved a horse’s life

14 Aug 2023

In the 1980s, when a horse suffered a cut to the neck in Tarcoola, SA, new-to-town remote area nurse Ros Jinks performed a successful “backyard surgery” to save its life. Her story evokes the golden…

Stay­ing safe around camp dogs, with AMRRIC

14 Aug 2023

Camp dogs are culturally significant, a source of joy, and a mainstay of many remote communities. However, health professionals who work in or visit remote communities may sometimes find them…

Risk man­age­ment in Antarc­ti­ca, with Dr. Edi Albert

14 Aug 2023

Dr. Edi Albert, Senior Lecturer in Remote and Extreme Environment Medicine at the University of Tasmania, has spent his career working in a variety of extreme environments – including Antarctica. He…

Empow­er­ing Nurse Prac­ti­tion­ers, with Les­ley Salem

14 Aug 2023

At this year’s CRANAplus Conference, proud Wonnarua woman and Nurse Practitioner (NP) Lesley Salem will shine a light on the challenges and opportunities facing the Nurse Practitioner workforce in…

Stu­dent sto­ry: A deep­er understanding

14 Aug 2023

Meg Gibson from the University of New England reflects on the cultural lessons learned during her nursing placement in Mparntwe/Alice Springs.

Inci­vil­i­ty in remote health workplaces

14 Aug 2023

Uncivil workplace behaviours that border on bullying can have a destructive impact on staff wellbeing and health care delivery. As Therese and Kristy from CRANAplus’ Mental Health and Wellbeing team…

Stu­dent sto­ry: The country’s calling

14 Aug 2023

Curtin University physiotherapy student Abbey Staer experienced varied practice areas, outreach and Aboriginal health during her final placement at Karratha Health Campus. Having also found…

CRANAplus Fel­low Isabelle Skin­ner on Telehealth’s trajectory

14 Aug 2023

CRANAplus Fellow in Focus Isabelle Skinner, is a nurse midwife turned remote area nurse turned educator. In this summary of her nursing life, Isabelle touches on her passion for telehealth and wound…

CRANAcast taster: CRANAcast with Kep­pel Schafer

14 Aug 2023

In episode 18 of CRANAcast, Keppel Schafer RN, RM and Queensland “country boy at heart” shares his top drawcards of working in remote health, along with stories from his last 12 years volunteering as…

Nurs­ing through the floods in Daly Riv­er, NT

14 Aug 2023

“Navigating a moderate flood event in a remote community can be a challenging and eye-opening experience for health-care professionals,” writes well-versed Rural LAP locum Gawaine Glasby RN, of his…

Floods and Chalk­boards in North West Queensland

14 Aug 2023

CRANAplus Member Paul Reeves, Clinical Nurse Coordinator, provides a snapshot of his recent work out in North West Queensland.

Dis­as­ter nurs­ing: expect­ing the unexpected

14 Aug 2023

Six years ago, when RN Catherine Anne Brewer found out about the terrorist bombing at the Ariana Grande concert in England, she asked herself “What if that happened on my watch?” This question has…

Mood­itj Lead­er­ship Train­ing experience

1 Aug 2023

Holly Fazulla from SHINE SA reflects on a Mooditj Leadership Training course she recently completed in Alice Springs. Now, she’s prepared to deliver the Mooditj program, a resilience, relationships…

Encour­ag­ing age­ing well, with keynote speak­er Pro­fes­sor Eddy Strivens

5 Jun 2023

Looking at healthy ageing has been a lifetime’s work for Professor Eddy Strivens, a key speaker at this year’s CRANAplus conference in Cairns in October. Here he talks about becoming an ‘accidental…

Tran­si­tion­ing to remote prac­tice: RANPP par­tic­i­pants on their career jour­neys to date

7 Apr 2023

Midway through 2022, CRANAplus accepted four nurses into its pilot Remote Area Nursing Pathway Program (RANPP). The program attracted interest from hundreds of nurses, highlighting the emerging…

A CRANAplus Mem­bers’ guide on retir­ing from remote area nursing

7 Apr 2023

Retired rural and remote area nurses Stewart, Karen, June and Tracy share their retirement journeys and discuss transitioning out of the workforce, preparing your finances and home, pursuing your…

Tak­ing nurs­ing edu­ca­tion to remote Australia

7 Apr 2023

Nurses are a mainstay of the rural and remote health workforce, so it’s vital to invest in their professional development. That’s the view of Jason Phieler, a long-term facilitator for CRANAplus…

Dan Han­son on the ben­e­fits of a remote area nurs­ing mentor

7 Apr 2023

The CRANAplus LINKS Mentoring Program for remote health professionals connects mentors and mentees from around Australia. Free for all parties, the program encourages career development and builds…

Pre­vent­ing Tuber­cu­lo­sis in the Tor­res Strait

7 Apr 2023

Papua New Guinea experiences some of the world’s highest rates of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis. The Torres Strait Protected Zone permits traditional inhabitants to travel without passport…

Who can call the Bush Sup­port Line?

7 Apr 2023

The Bush Support Line is a space for all rural and remote health workers to talk. The line has been operating in various forms since 1997 and provides a non-judgemental, safe and anonymous space for…

Respond­ing to a Motor Vehi­cle Crash

7 Apr 2023

Intensive Care Paramedic and CRANAplus Remote Emergency Care course Facilitator Casey Hayes provides advice on how to respond to a motor vehicle crash while working in a remote setting. Casey’s…

Grow­ing Dead­ly Families

7 Apr 2023

Last year, Queensland Aboriginal midwives Sonita Giudice and Melina Connors travelled 44,500 kilometres in cars, planes, and ferries – equivalent to circumnavigating the globe – as part of the…

Intro­duc­ing CRANAplus Board Mem­ber, Ann Aitken

7 Apr 2023

Dr Ann Aitken PhD was appointed to the CRANAplus Board in October 2022, alongside Danielle Causer whom we introduced in CRANA Magazine edition #127. Ann is Director of Nursing, Midwifery and Facility…

Cel­e­brat­ing Excel­lence: NAAT­SI­H­WP & IAHA Award Winners

7 Apr 2023

CRANAplus was proud to sponsor multiple important industry awards in 2022, including NAATSIHWP’s Models of Care and Career Pathways Innovation Excellence Award and IAHA’s Allied Health Assistant…

Under­stand­ing effec­tive alco­hol and drug treatments

7 Apr 2023

The latest review into effective alcohol and drug-use treatment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples has the potential to encourage greater recognition of the value of First Nations…

CRANAcast taster: Episode 15 with Di Thornton

7 Apr 2023

In episode 15 of CRANAcast, CRANAplus Fellow, registered nurse, and endorsed nurse practitioner from the Murray-Mallee region in SA, Di Thornton, shares her views on taking an “outside the box”…

Stu­dent sto­ry: Holis­tic and Cul­tur­al­ly Safe prac­tice in Ntaria

7 Apr 2023

Undergraduate nursing student Karleigh Barbour reflects on her 2022 remote placement in Ntaria (Hermannsburg), NT, where her dream of becoming a RAN began to feel more like a reality.

Dif­fer­ences between urban and remote nursing

7 Apr 2023

CRANAplus Professional Officer Michelle Mason highlights some of the differences between urban and remote nursing, including location, staffing, skill set, resources and lifestyle, and provides…

Advice on apply­ing for nurs­ing and mid­wifery schol­ar­ships and grants

7 Apr 2023

CRANAplus Professional Officer Melanie Avion offers advice on applying for scholarships and grants including tips on meeting the criteria, filling out and submitting an application, and the…

CRANAplus Q&A: Shoes for new RANs

7 Apr 2023

“What shoes would you recommend new RANs to be wearing? I understand the work is very different from normal RN work, and I don’t think my runners will cut the NT wet season”. Corey, NT

A new face at CRANAplus, Lau­ra Coldwell

7 Apr 2023

In this article, we introduce you to the newest member of the CRANAplus Mental Health and Wellbeing Team, Laura Coldwell. A UK-trained mental health nurse, with experience in sexual and remote…

CRANAplus Edu­ca­tion Update: April 2023

7 Apr 2023

This year, the CRANAplus Education team has rolled out a new two-day face-to-face workshop for the Maternity Emergency Care course. Readers can also look forward to the relaunch of our Advanced…

Intro­duc­ing Aman­da Forti

7 Apr 2023

Amanda Forti RN RM joined CRANAplus as a Remote Clinical Educator in July of last year. Amanda has a Master of Philosophy in the field of Midwifery along with experience in private and public…

Intro­duc­ing our new Safe­ty & Secu­ri­ty Framework

7 Apr 2023

CRANAplus recently released a new safety and security framework outlining its three areas of commitment to the safety and security of remote health professionals. We have also published new and…

Verus Peo­ple answer your FAQs about work­ing for a nurs­ing agency

7 Apr 2023

Many nurses experience remote health practice for the first time while working for a nursing agency. CRANAplus has invited Corporate Member Verus People to answer your frequently asked questions…

Cul­tur­al­ly appro­pri­ate pal­lia­tive care on Country

7 Apr 2023

Many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people express the wish to be cared for, and to die, on Country if possible. When care at home is preferred, it can be provided by clinical services to help…

2022 CRANAplus Mem­ber Sur­vey Results

1 Apr 2023

In our 2022 Member Survey, we received responses from Members with varying specialties, employment patterns, experience levels and places to call home – yet a handful of common themes emerged that…

Con­sumer con­trol in the men­tal health sector

30 Mar 2023

Giving consumers control to determine their own recovery pathway is at the core of new national mental health standards. The new standards, designed specifically for mental health services provided…

Hepati­tis C test­ing even more accessible

30 Mar 2023

South Australian Viral Hepatitis Nurses are joining a world-first HCV point-of-care testing program being rolled out nationally in Australia.

Stu­dent sto­ry: Diverse patient needs by the sea

30 Mar 2023

Nursing student Kate Janjatovic was fortunate to land a student placement in the tropical town of Carnarvon, WA, alongside her friend. Kate shares her fun living with and learning from other health…

Stu­dent sto­ry: Back to the coun­try way

30 Mar 2023

Perth nursing student Bethany Egbers completed her WA Country Placement seaside, an 8-hour journey south in the picturesque town of Esperance. There, she quickly discovered a new sense of…

Mind­ful Pho­tog­ra­phy Competition

14 Mar 2023

Capture a moment that displays and encourages mindfulness for your chance to win a $200 gift voucher. The CRANAplus Mental Health and Wellbeing Team is running a Mindful Photography Competition – no…

Melioi­do­sis – and its Wet Sea­son connection

10 Dec 2022

Dr Ella Meumann from Menzies School of Health Research discusses melioidosis, a predominantly wet season disease caused by the soil-dwelling bacterium Burkholderia pseudomallei. Ella works with…

Empow­er­ing child nutrition

10 Dec 2022

It’s not enough to tell parents to feed their children healthy food, says nutrition expert Anthea Brand. Primary health care nurses also need to look for ways to empower healthy eating – by targeting…

CRANAplus launch­es Mirii Course designed for Abo­rig­i­nal and Tor­res Strait Islander Health Prac­ti­tion­ers and Workers

10 Dec 2022

Our brand new CRANAplus Mirii Course is designed to provide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners and Workers with the skills to effectively use clinical care manuals and…

Con­verse Cul­ture Shock – Unac­cus­tomed to the familiar

10 Dec 2022

When you return from a stint in a remote community, home life can suddenly seem unfamiliar, write CRANAplus Members Ms M Press and Ms R Caine. Most of us recognise culture shock as a condition…

Remote child health: a lat­er transition

10 Dec 2022

Child Health nurse and long-time CRANAplus Member Dianne Paul, now 72, describes herself as a ‘late starter to remote’ and yet despite retiring from nursing almost a year ago, still regularly finds…

Cel­e­brat­ing our 2022 Auro­ra Award Win­ner Lynette Byers

10 Dec 2022

2022 Aurora Award recipient, Lynette (Lyn) Byers, who works as a Clinical Nurse Consultant with Nganampa Health Council in the APY Lands and volunteers on various boards and committees related to…

Qual­i­ty and safe­ty super­star: Lor­raine Harry

10 Dec 2022

This year’s recipient of the Excellence in Remote and Isolated Health Practice Award is Quality & Safety Officer at Mala’la Aboriginal Health Service, Lorraine Harry. Here, she discusses…

2022 Ray Wyeth Ear­ly to Remote Prac­tice Award recip­i­ent Lor­raine Woods

10 Dec 2022

The recipient of the Ray Wyeth Early to Remote Practice Award, Lorraine Woods, transitioned to remote health in 2021, joining the new Palm Cockatoo Midwifery Group Practice in Weipa, Cape York. She…

Address­ing inequity in skin can­cer detection

9 Dec 2022

South Australian nurses will have the chance to lead skin cancer detection at numerous pop-up screening clinics across the state in 2023/2024, as part of Project Check Mate, a newly funded pilot…

Japan­ese Encephali­tis Virus’ Aus­tralian arrival

9 Dec 2022

Historically a condition of Asia and the Pacific, the mosquito-borne Japanese Encephalitis Virus (JEV) entered Australia’s consciousness in February 2021 with a fatal, locally acquired infection. In…

Your con­tra­cep­tion ques­tions answered

9 Dec 2022

The new Australian Contraception and Abortion Primary Care Practitioner Community of Practice (AusCAPPS) is designed to support your clinical practice in women’s sexual and reproductive health care,…

From EN to RN — 3 stories

9 Dec 2022

In 2022, CRANAplus administered Country Women’s Association Rural and Remote Nursing/Midwifery Professional Development grants. Three Enrolled Nurses who successfully applied relate here how the…

The case for place-based care as a remote area nurse

9 Dec 2022

Unique personal and professional rewards await those who live and work in remote communities, says RN and CRANAplus Nursing and Midwifery Roundtable member, Katie Pennington. These include…

Self-col­lec­tion HPV test­ing in remote Australia

9 Dec 2022

Testing for HPV using self-collection can increase our ability to eradicate cervical cancer by 2035, writes Carina Brown RM, Clinical Workforce Educator, SHINE SA.

Kid­ney Trans­plant Yarn­ing in Queensland

9 Dec 2022

Gary Torrens, clinical nurse consultant at Princess Alexandra Hospital, has been part of a $1 million national initiative to counteract barriers for Indigenous dialysis patients getting on the kidney…

Intro­duc­ing one of our newest Board Mem­bers, Danielle Causer

9 Dec 2022

At the CRANAplus Annual General Meeting in October, Danielle Causer was voted in as one of two of CRANAplus’ newest Board Members, along with Ann Aitken. As Executive Director (ED) of Nursing for…

Facil­i­ta­tor spot­light: Sharon Gibbens

9 Dec 2022

RN and RM Sharon Gibbens decided to facilitate courses for CRANAplus because of her passion for two-way learning and her recognition of the advanced skills required in pre-retrieval.

Stu­dent sto­ry: Learn­ing, walk­ing and liv­ing on Mparn­twe Country

9 Dec 2022

Occupational therapy student Annabelle Keynes recounts her dream placement at Purple House in Mparntwe, Alice Springs; an experience she describes as ‘immersive and affirming’. From small acts of…

Stu­dent sto­ry: Con­sol­i­dat­ing skills in ED

9 Dec 2022

Edith Cowan University undergraduate nursing student Chris Mattiaccio escaped a cold wet winter to undertake an experience of a lifetime in WA’s northwest. There he found blowholes and breathtaking…

Bush Sup­port Line team under­take Safe­Side sui­cide pre­ven­tion training

9 Dec 2022

Our Bush Support Line team, consisting of both CRANAplus senior psychologists and out-of-hours psychologists, share a wealth of clinical experience from having lived and worked across rural and…