Government announces new online training for 20,000 RNs to work in intensive care

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Health Minister Greg Hunt (pictured) says the Commonwealth is providing up to $4.1 million to e-learning provider Medcast to run the program for Registered Nurses (RNs) to develop the knowledge to work in intensive care and high dependency units.

Currently, there are around 276,000 RNs spread across Australia, but more will need specialist knowledge to support the expected doubling in the number of ICU beds across Australia.

RNs interested in undertaking the training should visit https://medcast.com.au/surge-critical-care or contact Medcast by phone on 1300 652 046.

As we covered last week, the Government has also funded an online refresher course to allow retired RNs to return to work. See www.acn.edu.au/education/cpd-online/refresher-program-for-registered-nurses for more information.

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