WorkReady Support Program for Registered and Enrolled Nurses

Course Description

Australian Healthcare Academy’s WorkReady Support Program is a unique professional development program that supports registered nurses (RN’s/EN’s) enter or re-enter the workforce. Whether you are a new graduate nurse, an international nurse starting your career in Australia, or an Australian educated nurse looking to re-enter the workforce, this program will provide you with the knowledge, skills and experience needed to meet your goals and get your career started/back on track!

Since 2014 our program has helped hundreds of nurses gain the fundamental skills and knowledge needed to gain employment and start working safely and confidently. Our program has been designed to build your confidence and competence, fill any gaps that you might have, provide you with recent acute care clinical experience (where you get to practice as a registered/enrolled nurse and start accumulating recency of practice hours), 2 clinical references and ongoing job support and advice.

What does the course involve?

The WorkReady Support Program runs over 5 short weeks and includes a 7-day workshop led by one of our experienced nurse educators, followed by a 3-week clinical placement with one of our Australia’s leading healthcare providers. Prior to attending the workshop, participants are required to complete mandatory online learning modules. Throughout the clinical placement, nurses will be supported and guided, as they increase their confidence practicing as independent healthcare providers, all while being introduced to potential employers.

At the end of the program, you will attend a workshop on how to prepare your job application, practice the skills needed for interview and we will review your CV and Cover Letter template. We will also provide you with ongoing employment advice and support.

CPD Hours: 49

Recency of Practice Hours: 120

Who should apply?

The WorkReady Support Program is open to all nurses that hold AHPRA registration, with no conditions or notations. This program is suitable for those wanting to kickstart their career and offers a great for alternative pathway for new graduate nurses who were unsuccessful in obtaining a new graduate program. The program is also perfect for International Nurses who are struggling to find employment in Australia or nurses who trained in Australia but have a gap in practice or are wanting to return to the acute care sector.

Learning Objectives

· Practice safely and confidently as a Registered/Enrolled Nurse in a hospital setting

· Perform all aspects of the registered nursing role with a focus on planning, implementing, and evaluating person centred care

· Confidently and competently perform fundamental nursing skills including admissions, discharges, A-G assessment, medication administration, catheterisation care, BGL assessment and management, completing ECGs, wound care, drain care, infection prevention and hand hygiene, pain management, blood product administration

· Develop and demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills to nurse initiate interventions that support the patient’s wellbeing (within scope)

· Demonstrate effective communication skills including clinical handover and documentation

· Demonstrate increased knowledge and confidence in identification of and escalation of the deteriorating patient

· Create, implement, and manage a shift plan to demonstrate skills prioritisation and delegation

· Demonstrate and promote effective infection control procedures

Are you a nurse with AHPRA Conditions on your Registration? Check out our Conditional Nurse Support Program

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2022  Dates for Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane

August 22, September 26, October 10, November 14

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