Government delivers refresher training to more than 2,700 Registered Nurses

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The Federal Government is working hard to retain nurses in the wake of coronavirus, providing $6.6 million to deliver two nurse training programs.

The programs – developed and delivered by the Australian College of Nursing (CAN) and Medcast – are designed to refresh clinical skills and provide training in critical and high dependency care.

Minister for Health, Greg Hunt (pictured above) says more than 2,700 registered nurses have completed the refresher training, while almost 16,500 completed the critical and high dependency care program.

“As Australia and the world continue to navigate the COVID-19 health emergency, nurses remain at the forefront of our health care,” he said.

“I would like to thank every nurse who stepped up during this challenging time, working hard to aid the recovery of Australians sick with COVID-19. They have saved lives and protected lives.”