Improving culturally safe care for ATSI Australians


Wednesday, 10 July, 2024

Improving culturally safe care for ATSI Australians

First Nations nurses who are interested in pursuing a career in aged care will now have free access to training courses.

The Aged & Community Care Providers Association (ACCPA) has offered access to its Nursing Transition to Practice Programs at no cost to ATSI workers.

This initiative aims to enhance culturally safe care for older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Through these programs, participants will receive mentorship and professional development, as well as gaining valuable experience in the field. The programs are available to graduate registered nurses, graduate enrolled nurses and transitioning registered nurses.

“We recognise the importance of a diverse and culturally competent workforce in providing quality care,” said Tom Symondson, CEO at ACCPA.

“We are committed to taking meaningful action to support career development for First Nations people. By empowering First Nations nurses through our programs, we are actively contributing to the betterment of our community and the broader aged care sector.”

ACCPA’s Transition to Practice Programs provide participants with the opportunity to secure ongoing employment, allowing them to further their careers while making a meaningful difference in the community.

The number of Australians requiring aged care is set to double by 2050, providing countless opportunities for nurses.

First Nations nurses can register for a free place via the general Nursing Transition to Practice Programs webpage.

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