Family Planning NSW: A flexible opportunity for nurses and midwives to update their Reproductive and Sexual Health knowledge
Family Planning NSW is proud to offer registered nurses and midwives the theory component of the Reproductive and Sexual Health (RSH) Clinical Accreditation Program (RSH-CAP) in 2021. This course covers history taking, contraception, disability, cervical screening, breast health, STIs as well as pregnancy options and men’s health.
Nurse Educator Anum Khan says the course has been adapted for online learning to address the social distancing requirements of COVID-19.
“We know that nurses are busier than ever and are experiencing unprecedented challenges to the way they work and learn,” Ms. Khan says.
“By moving the course online we’re allowing our frontline nurses and midwives greater freedom to choose when and how they can conduct their learning.”
Family Planning NSW have streamlined the course to offer a blend of engaging self-paced online learning, live interactive webinars, discussion forums, and reflective learning and assessment tasks. Live Zoom webinars are offered once a week for the first three weeks of the course and participants can access online learning activities at any time.
The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia is encouraging health professionals to do continuing professional development where it is relevant to current or future work practices.
“This course is an excellent way to increase your knowledge and flexibility to suit future roles,” Ms. Khan says.
Maternity, sexual and reproductive health have been identified as a key priority in the National Women’s Health Strategy for 2020-2030, making it important for professionals to embrace training that increases access to sexual and reproductive health care services, including information, diagnosis and treatment.
This course is an ideal stepping stone for health professionals who want to function in an extended clinical role or specialise in reproductive and sexual health areas.
Past participants have said that course materials were covered with simplicity and sensitivity, giving a “superb insight” to areas that they had not yet been exposed to in their careers.
This course will be most relevant to nurses and midwives working in general practice, family planning or youth and corrective services. The course content can be applied to a range of areas such as sexual health, drug & alcohol, HIV/ AIDS, women’s health, gynaecology and midwifery.
The course runs for 16 weeks and costs $1,790, which covers expenses such as participant workbooks, e-learning resources and one year’s complimentary subscription to the brand new online Reproductive and Sexual Health Handbook. The RSH-CAP (theory) course commences on 8 February 2021.
Upon completion of the accreditation, successful participants will receive a Certificate in Reproductive and Sexual Health – Theory only.
The course is equivalent to 88 hours of training and meets the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia’s standards for continued professional development.
This content was sponsored by Family Planning NSW. Family Planning NSW is the state’s leading provider of reproductive and sexual health services.