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ANP5001 Introduction to Rural and Remote Nursing Practice

Units : 1
School or Department : School of Nursing and Midwifery
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 30 May 2023


Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: PDEV or MNSG or GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or GDNG or GCNG


To practice effectively in rural and remote areas, nurses must have an understanding of the context of practice and the socio-cultural and geographic features that affect health and health care provision in rural and remote communities. A knowledge of the political contexts, legal implications of advanced nursing practice, cultural safety and safe practice and environment principles are required skills for nurses providing care to rural/remote clientele, inclusive of Indigenous Australians and non-English speaking background individuals throughout the world.

This course contains three modules of study which provide registered nurses with a detailed exploration of the context of rural and remote area practice. This course includes professional practice contexts; an awareness of cultural safety principles, and the primary health care and public health approaches to rural and remote area health care delivery.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2023 Online
Date printed 30 May 2023