Programs and support to build your career in rural nursing.

Last updated: 28 September 2022

A nurse wearing scrubs, walking with a patient in a hospital bed.Rural nursing is an exciting and rewarding career option.

Working with diverse patients and with great autonomy and variety, rural nurses become integral members of their community.

The clinical and professional possibilities are unlimited.

Learn, develop and enhance your rural practice.

Whether you’re a graduate nurse, enrolled nurse, registered nurse, or a nurse practitioner, if you’re new to rural nursing or you have years of experience, we’ll support you to flourish in your career and deliver exceptional care as a rural nurse.

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The Rural Nursing Pathways in Practice (RNPiP) is a package of career resources for all rural and remote nurses including:

  • online education modules developed by rural nurses for rural nurses, to hone and refresh the fundamentals of clinical assessment in rural and remote settings
  • funded postgraduate scholarships for rural nurses to underpin and extend practice
  • supported workplace learning opportunities including clinical rotations to progress skills.

Where can I find more information?

Rural nursing profile video

Craig Archer is the nursing unit manager in the surgical ward at Grafton Base Hospital and loves the community feel of rural and regional nursing

Current as at: Wednesday 28 September 2022
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