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New Remote Area Nurses
Are you looking to shift into remote health? We can help prepare you for a successful transition.
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 on professional and personal preparation, building a sustainable career, and transitioning to remote health practice.
Increasing your remote readiness
Our nine-month Remote Area Nursing Pathway Program 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.
Are you registered?
Make sure you are registered with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA).
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.