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 temporarily closed

Due to the incredible demand from nurses working in UCCs, we are temporarily pausing new enrolment applications for this year but we are really looking forward to re-opening these again soon. To maintain a high-quality and personalised program, we have had to make some adjustments to the application process to keep up with this incredible demand. These adjustments ensure learners receive the support they need from us, and that workshops and placements can be attended while the online learning is still fresh in their minds.

Don’t forget, this is a three- year program and there are plenty of places available over the life of the program! We will let you know when applications re-open.

To prepare for the next intake, If you are interested in completing the program, 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. Now is a great time to start the conversation so you are ready to start as soon as we open up places.  


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.