Entry Program for Internationally Qualified Registered Nurses (EPIQ-RN), which enables overseas registered nurses to adapt to the Australian Health Care System and be assessed against the Registered Nurse Standards of Practice. The course is designed and developed to build on previous experience and knowledge of the overseas registered nurses who ought to be proficient in most general nursing knowledge and skills and have experience nursing in different cultures and health care systems outside Australia
IHM considers you an ‘International’ student if you are not a citizen or permanent resident of Australia; not a citizen of New Zealand; or not a permanent humanitarian visa holder.
To be eligible for admission to the course an applicant is required to:
Upon completion of the course, internationally qualified nurses will be expected to:
|CLO 1||Think critically and analyse evidence-based information to support clinical reasoning for providing effective and safe person-centred nursing care.|
|CLO 2||Engage in effective therapeutic and professional relationships with clients and multi-disciplinary teams for providing person centred nursing care.|
|CLO 3||Maintain the capability for practice through adherence to professional, legal, ethical standards and lifelong learning to ensure safe and effective nursing care.|
|CLO 4||Conduct culturally safe and holistic assessments to diverse groups and plan care in collaboration with the multi-disciplinary health care team.|
|CLO 5||Collaboratively construct, document and communicate nursing care plans based on subjective and objective assessment data.|
|CLO 6||Provide safe, appropriate and responsive quality nursing practice demonstrating leadership behaviours’ that contribute to an effective team culture.|
|CLO 7||Evaluate current nursing practice against agreed priorities, goals, plans and outcomes and revises nursing care accordingly.|
Professional Experience Placements (PEP) is a compulsory component of this course, 100% attendance is mandatory. Students must complete all theory and simulation activities satisfactorily prior to attending PEP.
PEPs are undertaken in partnership with a wide range of health care facilities. These facilities are located throughout metropolitan, regional and rural areas, and in some cases interstate. Students must consider that they may be required to travel or relocate for the duration of their PEP. Students must account for additional costs for travel, accommodation during PEP.
As an internationally qualified nurse who is interested in working in Australia, it is important you review the following important information about immigration to Australia, and registration and employment as a nurse in Australia.To work as a nurse in Australia, you need to apply for and be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA). You may also need to apply for a visa issued by the Australian Department of Home Affairs.
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Students applying for a skilled visa in Australia, require to score a minimum number of points on the Points calculator.
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|Units of study||Assessment Methods|
|NNS5806 – Nursing and the Healthcare System in Australia||
|NNS5807 – Nursing Care in Australia||
|NCE5801 – Professional Experience Placement||
Books, equipment and other materials are required to undertake the program and their cost is not included in the tuition fee.
Due to high volume of applications, IHM does not engage recruitment agencies to recruit students for EPIQRN program. Students are encouraged to submit direct application to college.
If you would like to know more about this intake, feel free to contact us any time.