Immunisation - Nurses

Subscribe to Sydney Health Weekly to receive immunisation updates

SUBSCRIBE NOW to our weekly Immunisation email updates via Sydney Health Weekly

 

CESPHN PROMOTIONS & SCHOLARSHIPS
CESPHN Scholarship for RACF nurses

About the Scholarship

Central and Eastern Sydney PHN is offering registered nurses working in residential aged care facilities (RACF) within the CESPHN region the opportunity to apply for a scholarship to complete studies to become a qualified authorised nurse immuniser in NSW and administer vaccinations independent of a medical officer.

CESPHN are offering successful applicants 100% scholarship to this course (valued at $350).

Eligibility criteria

  • Registered nurse (RN) - with current AHPRA registration
  • Currently employed at an RACF within the CESPHN region
  • RN must have not previously attained qualification as an authorised nurse immuniser
  • RN must be able to register and commence course within 1 week of application
  • RN must successfully complete course within 20 weeks of registration

About the course

APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP HERE

This course is accredited by Health Education Services Australia (HESA) and conforms with the National Immunisation Education Framework for Health Professionals.

Upon completion of this course, registered nurses and midwives will have the qualification to administer vaccinations in NSW, independent of a medical officer, as per NSW Health Authority.

 

20% Discount: Benchmarque Authorised Nurse Immuniser course 

23 February 2022 - New & Alerts

CESPHN is proud to have supported over 300 RNs in completing their studies to be qualified Authorised Nurse Immunisers (ANI) over the last 12 months.

If you are an RN interested in completing studies to be a qualified ANI, please email immunisation@cesphn.com.au to receive a 20% discount code, to complete studies with The Benchmarque Group – Immunisation Endorsement Pathway.

This course is accredited by HESA, conforming with the National Immunisation Education Framework for Health Professionals. Upon completion of the course, registered nurses and midwives will have the qualification to administer vaccinations in NSW, independent of a medical officer, as per NSW Health Authority.

The course involves practice in drawing up and administrating vaccinations in a simulated environment, as well as cold chain management and comprehensive knowledge in working out catch up schedules, assuring those participating are equipped with the knowledge and confidence to deliver vaccinations.

Waitlist: CESPHN Scholarship for General Practice nurses

Central and Eastern Sydney PHN from time to time offer the opportunity for registered nurses working within the CESPHN region the opportunity to apply for scholarship to complete studies to become a qualified authorised nurse immuniser. This qualification allows RNs in NSW to administer vaccinations independent of a medical officer.

To be notified of future scholarship opportunities, interested RNs should complete the form below to be placed on a waitlist

Eligibility criteria: registered nurses working in general practice or RACF within the CESPHN region, who have not previously attained qualification as an authorised nurse immuniser. 

Register for waitlist

 

  • SA Health - Understanding Vaccines and the NIP
    • 70 hours of online study and assessment, with a maximum of 20 weeks to complete the course from registration. 
    • CESPHN are offering successful applicants 100% scholarship to this course

or

  • The Benchmarque Group - Immunisation Endorsement Pathway
    • 112 hours of online study and assessment in addition to a face to face workshop (virtual option is currently being explored due to current stay at home orders).
    • Course involves practice in drawing up and administrating vaccinations in a simulated environment, as well as cold chain management and comprehensive knowledge in working out catch up schedules, assuring those participating are equipped with the knowledge and confidence to deliver vaccinations.
    • CESPHN are offering successful applicants 75% scholarship to this course, with the course costing $147.50 to students.
    • This course is not suitable for RACF nurses due to the workplace activities required to complete the pathway

Both courses mentioned above are accredited by Health Education Services Australia (HESA) and conform with the National Immunisation Education Framework for Health Professionals.  

Upon completion of either course, registered nurses and midwives will have the qualification to administer vaccinations in NSW, independent of a medical officer, as per NSW Health Authority.

 

How to indicate interest in completing scholarship

General practice nursesSubmit your interest on a waitlist via this form.

RACF nurses: Submit your interest on a waitlist via this form.

Successful applicants will be contacted via email and invited to register with a special discount code.

Contact immunisation@cesphn.com.au for more information.

 

Previous Benchmarque Scholarship (1 January - 30 June 2021)

Students who applied for Benchmarque scholarship prior to 30 June 2021 are still eligible for 75% reimbursement, so long as the Immunisation Endorsement Certificate is gained prior to 31 December 2021. Upon completion please email certificate to immunisation@cesphn.com.au .

 

 
NURSES IN GENERAL PRACTICE
 

 

Nurses in General Practice
Scope of practice
Workforce Survey

The result of the 2020 APNA Workforce Survey of primary health care nurses show that Australia’s primary health care nurses are ready, willing and able to do more to keep the nation healthy.

Complete the APNA 2021 Workforce Survey. The survey will take no more than 28 minutes.

 

Accredited Nurse Immuniser Programs
How to become an Authorised Nurse Immuniser: Accredited programs

Upon completion of accreditation program, a Registered nurse (RN) or Midwife will be able to immunise independent of medical officers in NSW.

If practicing outside of NSW, check health policies in the relevant state or territory to confirm eligibility to immunise independent of medical officers.

*HESA accredited programs - Health Education Services Australia 

Annual CPR renewal

CPR training courses pdf
(41 KB)

 

CPD
CPD - Continuing Professional Development
Is CPD compulsory?

To maintain authority to immunise, registered nurses must annually review best practice policy for immunisation. 

This may be, but is not limited to, attendance at seminars on current practices. An annual statement of proficiency in cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) must also be obtained.

 

How to become an Authorised Nurse Immuniser: Accredited programs

Upon completion of accreditation program, a Registered nurse (RN) or Midwife will be able to immunise independent of medical officers in NSW.

If practicing outside of NSW, check health policies in the relevant state or territory to confirm eligibility to immunise independent of medical officers.

*HESA accredited programs - Health Education Services Australia 

Annual CPR renewal

CPR training courses