General practice nurse training and support for newly registered nurses working in a general practice within South Western Sydney.
The New to General Practice Nursing Program (New Gen) offers support to nurses new, returning or transitioning to General Practice within South Western Sydney PHN.
The 12-month program provides self-directed online access to education resources and in-house support and mentoring by the dedicated Clinical Support team at South Western Sydney PHN.
A South Western Sydney PHN initiative to support the practice nursing workforce. It will lead to improved patient wellbeing through prevention, early intervention and self management of chronic conditions and a reduced burden on acute care.
New, returning or transitioning general practice nurse training
The New to General Practice Nursing Program supports new, returning or transitioning nurses who are working in General Practice within the South Western Sydney PHN local government areas of: Bankstown, Camden, Campbelltown, Fairfield, Liverpool, Wingecarribee and Wollondilly.
What to expect from the program
- Opportunities for the practice nurse to access CPD events, links to online learning and resources
- Support and mentoring via phone, email and in practice visits
- Flexibility to complete learning modules
- Certificate of completion
- Accrual of CPD points via completion of CPD events or online training sessions
What New to General Practice Nursing Program participants will learn
- Cold chain/vaccine management
- Infection prevention and control/sterilisation
- Chronic disease management
- Registers, reminder and recalls
- Preventive health screening and assessment
- Clinical activities: spirometry, electrocardiogram (ECG), wound management, triage, procedures, advanced skills
To be eligible for the program you need to have gained employment in general practice within the South Western Sydney local government areas.
Participants of the New to General Practice Nursing Program use SWSPHN’s HealthChat discussion page to access discussion forums and documents.