Rural Urgent Care Nursing Program

Rural Urgent Care Nursing Program

The Rural Urgent Care Nursing Capability Development Program begins with 4 online modules designed specifically to support nurses to feel prepared and confident when working in urgent care. The four core online modules are:

  1. Empowered clinical practice
  2. Initial assessment and management
  3. Recognition and management of the deteriorating patient
  4. Stabilisation and transfer

Each module will be approximately 8 hours of self directed and self scheduled learning. They will not be assessed and you will have up to 6 months to complete each module, although we recommend completing within 6 weeks to get the most out of the program.  


EnrolMENTS are Open

Please click on the link below if you would like to formally apply to the Rural Urgent Care Nursing Program and are ready to begin the program straight away. 

Please note, if we have a large number of applications, we will prioritise nurses from UCCs who do not already have learners in the program and those with limited access to education and training. We may also pause enrolments at any time. Please allow up to two weeks for us to confirm your application.

Don’t forget, this is a three-year program and there are plenty of places available over the life of the program!

To prepare for your application, the first step is to identify an appropriate person within your organisation who can support your application to the program. This person should have a leadership responsibility and be able to enable you to succeed in this learning program.


The content of this course is directed at (appropriately licensed and/or trained) health care workers and clinical support staff.

It represents current information about the provision of general clinical care. It is not intended to replace, and should not be construed as, clinical advice. Any concerns regarding a diagnosis or treatment should be directed to a medical practitioner.

Every attempt has been made to ensure the accuracy and reliability of course content, however, health care workers undertaking the any of the RUCN-CDP programs should be aware of the following:

  • Content is based on current clinical knowledge and practice as at the date of last module revision.
  • Information within the learning module and content have been compiled to complement each other and should not be taken in isolation.
  • Content has been prepared having regard to general circumstances and is educational in nature. It is not designed to replace a health care workers’ independent judgement about the appropriateness or risks of a procedure or treatment for a given patient.
  • Indications and contraindications of any process or procedure are presented as a guideline and should never replace local scope of practice provisions, protocols, guidelines or standard operating procedures.
  • We do not accept any liability for any damages arising out of any use or reliance on any content.

The program does not represent a formal credentialing process for the performance of any skills or procedures in clinical practice. Credentialing remains the responsibility of the individual and/or organisation(s) whom the individual represents.

Have any questions?

If you have any queries around the enrolment process or the core program in general, please feel free to contact us via phone on 03 9903 8917 or use the form below to contact the team.