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APNA Transition to Practice
Support for newly graduated and experienced nurses transitioning to primary health care

APNA’s Transition to Practice program aims to contribute to:

  • Workforce development and sustainability by supporting nurses new to primary health care to enhance the experience of the individual nurse
  • Assist workforce retention in this exciting and growing area of nursing.
The APNA Transition to Practice Pilot Program is supported by funding from the Australian Government Department of Health under the Nursing in Primary Health Care Program. Read more about the Program here.

Why a transition program?
Primary health care is a unique environment for nurses to work in due to the variety of situations, settings and health issues that are covered under the umbrella of primary health care.

The primary health care nurse’s role may include health promotion, illness prevention, treatment and care of the sick, community development, advocacy and rehabilitationi among other things


Update

Communique # 1: May 2016 – Successful Applicants 

APNA would like to thank everyone who applied and congratulate the successful applicants of the APNA Transition to Practice Pilot Program. We had an overwhelmingly positive response to the call for applications for Tranche 1 of the program. To view all the successful applicants, click here.

Applications for Tranche 2 (2017-2018) will be opening towards the end of this year. Further information will be available closer to this time on the APNA Transition to Practice webpage.


Contact 

transitiontopractice@apna.asn.au or 1300 303 184


iDefinition developed by the Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute (APHCRI) and cited in Primary Health Care Reform in Australia: Report to Support Australia's First National Primary Health Care Strategy [PDF:1.2Mb] (September 2009).

The APNA Transition to Practice Pilot Program is supported by funding from the Australian Government Department of Health under the Nursing in Primary Health Care Program.

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