By sup­port­ing stu­dents, CRANAplus aims to encour­age remote health­care and remote nurs­ing as a career choice and ensure a strong, con­nect­ed remote health work­force in the future.

Stu­dents can get the most out of CRANAplus by becom­ing a stu­dent mem­ber. As a stu­dent mem­ber, you will receive the fol­low­ing benefits:

  1. Eligibility for our remote undergraduate clinical placement scholarship, which provides up to $1000 towards the costs associated with your placement. Read student stories on our website to discover what's in store.

  2. A discounted rate for annual conference attendance. This is a great opportunity to network with remote health clinicians and fellow students in a col­le­gial sup­port­ive environment.

  3. A subscription to CRANAplus Magazine, an industry publication that tells your stories and raises the voice of remote health students from around Australia.

  4. An annu­al online sub­scrip­tion to the Aus­tralian Jour­nal of Rur­al Health.

  5. Dis­count on sub­se­quent years for a mul­ti-year membership, which may be helpful if you plan to transition to full membership as a graduate.

CRANAplus also sup­ports stu­dents by:

  1. Advo­cat­ing for and pro­mot­ing the avail­abil­i­ty of remote place­ments for under­grad­u­ates with both remote health ser­vices and the universities.

  2. Offering our Self Care During Clinical Placement module for free. This will help you to set expectations, plan your placement, develop a self care plan, and familiarise with additional supports.

  3. Facilitating the LINKS Remote and Rur­al Men­tor­ing Pro­gram for health stu­dents and new grad­u­ates who would like to link with remote health pro­fes­sion­als.

  4. Offering the Bush Support Line, a free, confidential, 24/7 telephone support line provided by our Mental Health and Wellbeing Team for the current and emerging rural and remote health workforce.

  5. Providing tailored, flexible mental health and wellbeing workshops. Contact wellbeing@crana.org.au for more information.

  6. Delivering various publications and resources such as “When the Cow­pat hits the Wind­mill”.

  7. Being the first port of call for new grad­u­ates ask­ing about career advice, men­tor­ing and sup­port.

  8. Endorsing the adoption of guidelines and resources such as NRHSN’s ‘Optimising Clinical Placement Guidelines’ and the UDRH Student Information Guide which promote the pursuit of remote health of a career choice while advancing well-being.

  9. Providing courses such as Remote Emergency Care (REC) and Midwifery Emergency Care (MEC), organised through NRHSN for students to attend.

You may be inter­est­ed in our col­lec­tion of resources for stu­dents, such as rel­e­vant web­sites, pub­li­ca­tions and guides. This includes our Path­way to Remote Pro­fes­sion­al Prac­tice book­let out­lin­ing what is required for health sci­ence and nurs­ing stu­dents and grad­u­ates to be con­fi­dent and pre­pared when going bush’.

Become a Member

Join the CRANAplus family where our members enjoy course discounts, and benefit from the expertise of the only health organisation that has remote health as its sole focus.