Rural and remote nurse
What is it like to be a Rural and remote nurse?Rural and remote area nurses are registered nurses who have undertaken additional specialist training and education to gain an extended scope of practise. From outback sunsets and friendly country communities to the tropics or beaches hugging the reef, the government can sometimes offer incentives for nurses in many rural and remote areas.
Rural and remote area nurses can work in rural hospitals, mining sites, tourist resorts and remote pastoral stations.
Is it right for me?
Are you able to work independently and well under pressure? This might be the job for you.
Other important skills can include:
- ability to cope with the physical and psychological demands of working as a nurse
- ability to take initiative in emergency situations
- tolerance and patience with patients from a diversity of backgrounds
- ability to work independently and as part of a team
- ability to undertake responsibilities in a leadership role
To become a Rural and Remote Nurse
To be able to become a Rural and remote nurse, your study options will change based on your previous study experience or your preferred study pathway:
For the endorsement of a Rural and Isolated Practice Endorsed Registered Nurse (RIPERN/RIPRN), you are required to complete both a Bachelor of Nursing and a Graduate Certificate of Health (Scheduled Medicines).
The Bachelor of Nursing at USQ is accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) and is listed as an approved program with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulating Authority (AHPRA).