Need psy­cho­log­i­cal sup­port now? Call our free, 24/7, con­fi­den­tial Bush Sup­port Line, avail­able to remote health pro­fes­sion­als and their families.

Empowering ongoing career development

Our RAN (Remote Area Nurse) Certification Program establishes a measurement of preparedness to work in a remote setting and identifies areas for growth. Our employment page links experienced RANs with new opportunities. Our face-to-face and online courses help to instil best practices in a remote context and are widely recognised by many organisations. Our free webinars refresh knowledge, cover diverse topics and fulfil CPD requirements. Our curated list of external training opportunities may also help. We recognise industry excellence by appointing CRANAplus Fellows and through our annual CRANAplus Awards.

Supporting your mental health

Our Bush Support Line offers free 24/7 psychological support to remote health professionals and their families. Our mental health resources, recommended links, and Mindful Monday newsletter may also assist. The CRANAplus Annual Conference keeps the workforce connected and grants are available to subsidise your attendance. We also encourage experienced remote area nurses to participate in our LINKS Remote and Rural Mentoring Program as mentors supporting students and new RANs who are seeking a career in remote health.

Advocating for our workforce

CRANAplus reg­u­lar­ly con­tributes its stance on health pol­i­cy and issues affect­ing iso­lat­ed, rur­al and remote nurs­es and health pro­fes­sion­als. We represent a remote perspective through position statements, media representation and submissions on public consultations. We frequently provide members with opportunities for input and we encourage experienced RANs to submit their insights on issues to professionalservices@crana.org.au.

View Clin­i­cal Resources

Dis­cov­er the clin­i­cal guide­lines, man­u­als and oth­er pub­li­ca­tions relat­ed to remote prac­tice that we have col­lect­ed for your reference.

Are your reg­is­tra­tions up to date?

Make sure you are reg­is­tered with the Aus­tralian Health Prac­ti­tion­er Reg­u­la­tion Agency (AHPRA) and the Nurs­ing and Mid­wifery Board of Aus­tralia.

Could you ben­e­fit from post-grad­u­ate qualifications?

Flinders Uni­ver­si­ty, Cen­tre for Remote Health, James Cook Uni­ver­si­ty and Charles Dar­win Uni­ver­si­ty all offer qual­i­fi­ca­tions spe­cif­ic to remote practice.

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.