Renal Clinical Nurse Educator, Broken Hill Health Service:
HEALnet provides a very diverse range of topics which is helping staff in the rural and remote areas, to change their way of thinking about their ongoing education.
Recruitment Manager, Australian Recruiting Health and Education (a year later: 2013)
Australian Recruiting Health and Education Pty Ltd is a nursing agency based in Brisbane, we have been using HEALnet for over a year now. The main uses are for our registered nurses in providing ongoing education and maintaining competencies. We provide all registered nurses with access after three months of working with us. However as we only employ nursing students as AINs we use HEALnet with these staff members for elder abuse training and from time to time ACFI training. Prior to using HEALnet we utilised an RTO on a monthly basis and had done so for seven years. The cost for each session was over $1,100 for 12 participants and the course variety was limited. HEALnet has provided us with a cost effective method of education delivery to our staff. HEALnet is also time effective as our nursing staff can access the program from any computer. As an organisation we have an exceptionally high retention rate of registered nurses and we attribute some of this retention to HEALnet. I would recommend it to any nursing agency, Hospital or aged care facility.