The Rural Urgent Care Nursing – Capability Development Program (RUCN-CDP) is a Department of Health funded, state-wide program that supports rural health service nurses to maintain the skills and confidence to work in Urgent Care Centres across Victoria. 


The development of this program involved broad consultation with stakeholders across Victoria, including nurses working in Urgent Care Centres, Directors of Nursing and Health Service Executives responsible for Urgent Care Centres, providers of existing programs and multiple government departments and other professional bodies. This is a system and state-wide initiative. It will draw from the exceptional knowledge and experience of nurses across Victoria to create a relevant, convenient, high-quality program. The objective is to empower nurses working in Urgent Care Centres and connect them with information, systems and other resources to support nursing practice in this complex and demanding clinical setting.

The outcome of this consultation was the creation of tailored online materials, face-to-face activities and clinical placement opportunities for nurses working in Urgent Care Centres.

This program is an initiative of the Victorian Department of Health to support Victoria’s rural nursing workforce. Alfred Health Emergency is honoured to have been selected as the coordinating centre for the development and implementation of activities and resources.

For more information regarding the program please contact us.