Chronic Disease Management and Healthy Ageing Program

Empower your patients to age well and thrive 

With 1 in 2 Australians suffering from chronic disease, there's no better time to upskill in chronic disease management and healthy ageing.

APNA's new 12 month program offers over 50 hours of online and face-to-face learning, designed for nurses by nurses in primary health care.

1. Register
Register for the program in your local area

2. Self-assessment
Identify the online learning that's right for you

3. Workshop
Network and learn with other nurses

4. Online learning
Choose from 27 modules                

5. Discussion forum
Learn from and inspire your peers   

6. Follow up
Our nurse experts are a phone call away

 

Program details

Duration: 12 months  
Time commitment:

Compulsory: 1 day workshop (Up to 6 CPD hours)
Electives: Online learning (More than 50 CPD hours to choose from)

Location:

1 day face-to-face workshop. Remaining activities are online.

Cost:

$200 for APNA non-members and members. Grants and sponsorship opportunities are avaliable. 

Eligibility:

Registered Nurses, Enrolled Nurses, Midwives & Nurse Practitioners.

 

1. To understand the fundamental principles of chronic disease management and health ageing
2. To incorporate and apply the concepts of chronic disease management and healthy ageing within their nursing practice.
3. To identify strengths and areas to grow in relation to chronic disease management and healthy ageing practice.

Workshop

1 day workshop | Up to 6 CPD hours | 8:30am to 5pm

In an interactive and practical one-day workshop, nurses will be guided through their role in empowering patients to manage chronic disease and healthy ageing. The workshop agenda is the following:

  • Overview of chronic disease management and healthy ageingWho, what , whenwhyhow, whats new
  • Communication and engagement: General communication skills, building rapport, teach-back method, having dififcult conversations. 
  • Getting things happeningData colelction and data clensing , nurse led clinics, MBS items, DVA and CVC, team-based care 
  • Patient self-management support and empowerment: Stages of change, motivational interviewing, goal setting. 
  • Putting it all together: Multimorbidity, decision support tool, assessment, care planning, referral pathways 

Self-assessment

Upon registering for the workshop, nurses take a self-assessment (online survey) to identify their current knowledge, and become aware of any areas for improvement. From this, we link nurses to key APNA online learning to complete.

APNA Online Learning

Twenty seven online learning modules provided to nurses by APNA. This is accessible from when nurses register for a workshop, and access is available for one year. We encourage nurses to complete this at their own pace during the 12 month program. Click here to download a list of available modules.

Discussion forum

A closed Facebook group where nurses can discuss, engage and consult with their peers. APNA provides hints, tips and tricks to the group, as well as encouraging and facilitating discussion.

Follow-up support

This will include one complimentary call for non-members and ongoing support to members, through the APNA Nurse Support Line – a service to assist nurses with any queries. APNA may also make contact to check how nurses have been implementing learnings from this program

August    
Wollongong* Tuesday 13 Register now
Narooma* Thursday 15 Register now
Dubbo Friday 23 Register now
September    
Ballarat Wednesday 4th Register now
Melbourne Saturday 28th  Register now
October    
Mount Isa* Saturday 12th Registration not open

* Note:

  • Coordinare is sponsoring nurses for the Narooma and Wollongong workshops. 
  • Western Queensland is sponsoring nurses for the Mount Isa workshop. 

Event cancellations must be made in writing to APNA and incur a $50 (incl. GST) administration fee.

Refunds are not available within 7 days of the workshop.

There is a range of scholarship that may fund your attendance to one of the workshops. A list of scholarships and grants is here.

The Chronic Disease Management and Health Ageing Program has been funded by the Australian Government Department of Health.

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