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Re-Entry to practice (RN)

4 months
8250 AUD/full
8250 AUD/full
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In this 10-week Re-Entry to practice (RN) program at La Trobe University students will be prepared to meet the requirements for Division One registration, allowing re-entry to nursing within the Australian healthcare context. 


Areas to be covered in the Re-Entry to practice (RN) program at La Trobe University include the Australian health care system, clinical reasoning, communication in health care, law and ethics in Australian health care, risk management including infection control, mental health issues, medication management, caring for vulnerable groups and community nursing.


A variety of assessment strategies are used throughout the program, to allow participants different ways of demonstrating their learning.

  • Individual written assignment
  • Online multiple choice questionnaire
  • Clinical placement
    • Foundational (weeks 1 and 2)
    • Consolidation (weeks 3 and 4)

Programme Structure

  • The program has a clinical hurdle component of 160 hrs. Clinical placements will be sourced by the La Trobe Rural Health School relative to students residential post code to ensure that students have the appropriate clinical practice context and supervision to meet the program intended learning outcomes. 
  • This is a purposive approach to enable the opportunity for formative and summative feedback and to manage exposure to different levels of acuity through different practice contexts including specialty practice areas. Students must complete a minimum of 160 hours of clinical practice to demonstrate competency across the four domains of practice in the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council Competency Standards.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 4 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
More details
  • Open for enrolments at anytime.
  • Monthly intakes





Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • CRICOS Provider Code Number 00115M
  • Students must hold general or provisional registration with AHPRA before commencing, and for the duration of, the Re-Entry to Practice (RN) course. A letter from AHPRA confirming eligibility for the Re-Entry to Practice (RN) course is required before enrolment can be finalised.
  • Please be aware some agencies may require an NDIS clearance check. This could incur a fee dependent on state.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    8250 AUD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8250 AUD for the full programme during 4 months.
  • National

    8250 AUD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8250 AUD for the full programme during 4 months.


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