Health pro­fes­sion­als work­ing in remote and iso­lat­ed Aus­tralia can con­tact our Bush Sup­port Line at any time for free psy­cho­log­i­cal counselling.

Are you con­sid­er­ing work­ing in remote health?
Access our reflec­tive mod­ule, Becom­ing a remote area nurse: essen­tial knowl­edge, on
pro­fes­sion­al and per­son­al prepa­ra­tion, build­ing a sus­tain­able career, and tran­si­tion­ing to remote health practice.

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Increasing your remote readiness

Our nine-month Remote Area Nursing Pathway Program (not currently taking applications) helps rural and new-to-remote RNs to build clinical skills, resilience and cultural safety in preparation for remote area practice, providing a pathway to a remote nursing career. Our face-to-face and online courses, including Remote Emergency Care and Maternity Emergency Care, are developed and delivered by remote health professionals for remote health professionals. Our free webinars and curated resources including guidelines and manuals will also help you to prepare.

Helping you find employment

Our employment page is a popular way for new RANs to discover employment opportunities in remote and isolated locations around Australia. CRANAplus also documents the scholarships, grants, bursaries, programs and pathways to practising in a remote setting and presents this in one convenient location on our Pathway Incentives Page.

Keeping you connected

Our Bush Support Line is available 24/7 to provide free, confidential psychological support to remote health professionals. Our online mental health resources and Mindful Monday newsletter may also help. Our annual conference provides the ideal opportunity for the workforce to connect and share ideas. You can apply for a grant to subsidise your attendance.

Help­ful resources for New RANs

Below there is a col­lec­tion of guides, web­sites and resources which togeth­er form a good start­ing point that will help you to become more qual­i­fied, informed and pre­pared to work in remote and iso­lat­ed Aus­tralia. You may also be inter­est­ed in our man­u­als, guide­lines, stan­dards, and oth­er clin­i­cal resources.

Could you ben­e­fit from Post-Grad­u­ate Qualifications?

Flinders Uni­ver­si­ty, Cen­tre for Remote Health, James Cook Uni­ver­si­ty and Charles Dar­win Uni­ver­si­ty all offer post-grad­u­ate qual­i­fi­ca­tions that cater to remote health.

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.