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The RIPRN Forum offers legislation updates, practical skills and strategies for Registered Nurses with Scheduled Medicines Endorsement (rural and isolated practice) to enhance nursing confidence and capability.

The Forum will explore the legal framework, accountabilities and unique context of nursing and health care in rural and remote nursing practice. It will also be an opportunity to share ideas and build relationships with peers from rural and remote areas.

2020 RIPRN Forum postponed - find out more below.
2020 RIPRN Forum | Toowoomba

The 2020 RIPRN Forum scheduled for Thursday 19 – Friday 20 March 2020 has been postponed as a result of increased requirements in relation to COVID-19 preparation. We believe it is in the best interests of our staff, delegates and presenters to follow public health advice and limit large gatherings in the current environment. We will advise a new date for the Toowoomba Forum in due course.

Darling Downs Health will provide you with a full refund of any payment you have made in the coming weeks. If you have received an invoice that you have not yet paid, please disregard as we will process a reversal.

Please contact the RIPRN team should you wish to discuss the situation further:
t. 4699 8100

2019 RIPRN Forum | Cairns

The 2019 RIPRN Forum was held on Thursday 21 – Friday 22 November 2019 at the Pullman Cairns International, 117 Abbott Street, Cairns.

Forum topics
Presented in a combination of group and breakout concurrent sessions, the 2019 Forum topics included:

  • The Primary Clinical Care Manual
  • RIPRN in the military
  • Paediatric Sepsis pathway
  • Rheumatic Heart Disease
  • Immunisation, Sexual Health and Public Health updates.

Pre-forum workshop
RIPRN Forum participants in Cairns were also extended the opportunity to register for a Commonwealth funded Otitis Media Management Program workshop delivered by The Benchmarque Group, which was held at the same location as the RIPRN Forum on Wednesday 20 November 2019.

Destination | Cairns
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Who should attend?
  • Registered Nurses with Scheduled Medicines Endorsement (rural and isolated practice)
  • Registered Nurses working in rural and remote settings
  • Remote and isolated health professionals
  • Remote or isolated health and community service providers
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Services
  • Professional bodies and associations
  Early bird pricing Standard pricing
Tier 1
Payment by Queensland Health work unit
$450 $500
Tier 2
Payment by self-funded Queensland Health employees
$450 including GST $500 including GST
Tier 3
Payment by external participant or private organisation
$450 including GST $500 including GST

Early bird pricing for the Toowoomba RIPRN Forum ended on Friday 31 January 2020.

Please refer to our fees and payments page for more detail on our pricing model and payment options.

Contact us

Contact the RIPRN Forum Committee:
t. 07 4699 8128

Last updated: 12 March 2020