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Are you a Registered Nurse who wants to expand your expertise in rural and isolated practice? With as many as 7 million people living in rural and regional Australia, a career in rural and remote health can make a real difference to those living in rural communities. By completing this degree you will develop skills in complete rural and remote heath care, including emergency nursing and management of immunisation programs. 

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Why study Rural and Remote health?

Rural and Remote health provides care for people living in rural and remote areas. As such, it is an essential component of the health care system. Rural and Remote nursing courses are designed to equip nurses with the skills required to work in rural and remote settings. Our Rural and Remote nursing graduate programs help nurses understand the diverse needs of rural and remote communities and the skills needed to provide quality care.

With the proper training and support, Rural and Remote nursing plays an essential role in improving the health and well-being of rural and remote communities by helping reduce the burden of disease and improve access to health services in rural and remote areas. They ensure all Australians have access to the care they need. 

What are my career prospects with a Rural and Remote health qualification?

With such a high demand for Rural and Remote health nursing in Australia’s rural population, studying Rural and Remote health can help make a difference for rural Australian communities where healthcare services are often limited.

UniSQ’s Graduate Certificate of Nursing (Rural and Remote) is designed for registered nurses who want to further develop their industry expertise in rural and isolated healthcare delivery. By undertaking this Rural and Remote nursing course, you will recognise the social, cultural and geographical climate that affects the health care system in these remote communities, such as the absence of specific support services.

A Graduate Diploma in Nursing (Rural & Remote) will develop your clinical decision-making skills and help you gain the relevant qualifications to work as a remote nurse. You will learn the legal framework underpinning your practice, advance your physical examination and diagnostic skills and build knowledge of certain drugs to administer in an advanced patient context.

Our Rural and Remote nursing courses in QLD are available on-campus and online for your convenience. They will equip you to work in a variety of rural and remote settings in regional towns, Indigenous communities, farming and mining communities, tourism and with refugee and international communities. 

Why study with UniSQ?

UniSQ’s undergraduate Nursing and Allied Health degrees are fully accredited with relevant Australian professional nursing standards. Our courses balance theory with clinical simulation in our well-resourced labs and nursing wards to prepare you for your nursing career. In fact, our students maintain a high ratio of placement hours so you can put your theory into practice while you study. 

You will benefit from our valuable industry connections by studying Nursing and Allied Health at UniSQ. We even have pathway programs to encourage students at various life stages to choose the best pathway. Whether it’s part-time and/or online study, we’re here to help. Apply today to get started. 

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