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Griffith University Undergraduate Student Nurse Placements

The Student Nurse Clinical Placements initially trialed in 2009 with a partnership between General Practice Gold Coast and Griffith University School of Nursing and Midwifery.  The student nurse program currently coordinates annual placements for nursing students in General Practice for over 170 student nurses.

In the 2017/2018 Financial Year, Gold Coast Primary Health Network: 

  • Placed 130 Year 2 and Year 3 Student Nurses from Griffith University 
  • Organised a Nurse Preceptor Workshop in partnership with Griffith University to train and upskill our Registered Nurse Trainers 

GCPHN is working closely with Griffith University School of Nursing and Midwifery in coordinating clinical placements in General Practice for student nurses. 

If you would like to be a part of this initiative 

Registrations for 2019 NOW OPEN! 

Please download the following PDFs for more information 


Or for more information contact GCPHN via: 

Email: clinicalplacements@gcphn.com.au   Phone: 07 5635 2455  Fax: 07 5612 5498 
Post: Gold Coast Primary Health Network, PO Box 3576, Robina Town Centre 4230 



Preceptor Training Workshops 

Preceptor Training is provided bi-annually at our Robina office which covers preceptor requirements, expectations, support and the electronic Australian Nursing Standards Assessment Tool (ANSAT).   

Training invitations are emailed to all practices as well as listed on our web page annually. 
The date for the next 2019 Preceptor Training workshop is to be confirmed. 
 

Placement Information 

  • Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia guidelines require nursing students to have direct supervision by a Registered Nurse 
  • Students can be shared between practice nurses 
  • Students are required to do 8 hours per day totalling 40 hours per week 
  • A 40-hour week may include public holidays and can include weekend and evening shifts  Block duration varies between 2 to 4 weeks 

 

Practice Information 

  • General practices will be paid $50 (inclusive of GST) per day per student for each placement day completed 
  • General practices provide students the opportunity to transition from classroom to practice consolidating theory to practice 
  • Positive general practice placements encourage students to consider a career in General Practice 
  • General practice placements provide students insight to general practice nurses diverse nursing role and interaction with other health professionals as part of primary health
  • General practice placements expose’s students to aspects of care they may not otherwise encounter 

 

Preceptor Information 

  • Required to attend Preceptor Training:
    • ​Training provided free during an evening meeting  
    • Training hours may contribute to CPD points 
  • Preceptor supervision hours may contribute to CPD points 
  • Preceptors operate under the preceptor model of supervision 
  • Preceptors gain immense job satisfaction in supporting future nurses 
  • The Student Attendance/RCTI form is to be completed by preceptors and returned to GCPHN to generate practice payment. 

 

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