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Education and Training

 

Continuing Professional Development Requirements

 

 

All nurses and midwives must meet the continuing professional development (CPD) standards. This standard sets out the minimum requirements for CPD. CPD must be directly relevant to the nurse or midwife’s context of practice.

 

Nurses and midwives will need to undertake 20 hours of CPD on an annual basis and annual auditing will be conducted to ensure compliance.

 

CPD Registration standards are available on the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia's website. http://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/Registration-Standards.aspx

 

 

Scholarships

The Royal College of Nursing Australia have an extensive list of Scholarship information available for nurses on their website. For further information visit the RCNA website

 

 

The Graduate Certificate in Nursing (General Practice)

 

The Graduate Certificate in Nursing (General Practice) is designed to develop the necessary knowledge and skills to practise competently within the general practice environment, and to contribute to the further development of the speciality. http://www.usc.edu.au/Students/Handbook/Postgrad/SC505/

 

 

Leadership and Development Program for Nurses in General Practice

AGPN are working with University of New England Partnerships to establish a Practice Nurse Leadership and Development Program. This program is designed to assist with raising the professional profile of practice nursing and also provides a career pathway for nurses looking to move into leadership and management roles. View information on the AGPN NiGP website.

 

 

E-learning package for MBS item 10997

 

AGPN, in partnership with the Royal College of Nursing Australia and Bachelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education have launched an e-learning package to support Medicare Item 10997. The modules can be accessed on the RCNA 3LP website at http://www.3lp.rcna.org.au/10997/

 

 

E-learning for health professionals Supporting Chronic Disease Self Management

 

Chronic disease self management (CDSM) requires clients to make many changes in their lives. While many clients make changes in the short term, most find it hard to maintain these changes. To support clients to make lasting lifestyle changes, health professionals need additional skills in CDSM.

 

Our comprehensive five hour, five module online training program embraces evidence based strategies based on motivational interviewing and cognitive behaviour therapy. These strategies can be used with both groups and individuals. The package includes a manual with tools for ‘hands on’ use with your clients

 

http://www.heartresearchcentre.org/training/training-programs/online-training-cdsm/

 

 

Other E Learning Courses

Resource for Practice Nurses and Division Staff of on-line e-Learning courses and programs that are currently available geared to suit the Continuing Professional Development needs of the practice nurse. Some of the programs incur a small cost. View the GPV E Learning guide.

 

 

Other Education Providers

 

 

 

Ear Syringing course are offered through Benchmarque

http://www.benchmarquegroup.com.au/

 

 

Immunisation course http://www.ajan.com.au/add_latrobe.html

 

 

Pap test provider training courses http://www.papscreen.org.au/forhealthprofessional/nursepaptestproviders/trainingcourses and http://www.fpv.org.au/clinical-education/

 

 

Wound Management courses in Victoria http://www.worldofwounds.com/home/WoundEducation/Courses2011/tabid/96/Default.aspx

 

 

Triage in General Practice – guides and resources

http://generalpracticenursing.com.au/education/triage-in-general-practice

 

 

Free Online course for Nurses to meet requirements of the Medicare Healthy Kids Check for 4year olds

http://www.healthykidscheckelearning.net.au/login.php

 

 

 

 

 


For further information contact:

Kate Russo, Program Manager, Ph: 03 9314 5265 | Fax 03 9341 5299: Email: k.russo@gpv.org.au

Last updated: Thursday, 13 September 2012