Budget lays the groundwork for structural change in health care

The Federal Budget will strengthen Australia’s primary health care (PHC) system by addressing growing nursing shortages, seeing more nurses hired where they are needed, and better utilising the largest workforce in PHC of nearly 100,000 nurses to their full potential to reduce the pressure on the health system.

How could plant sterol enriched foods help your patients manage their heart health?

Lifestyle modification education by nurses is key to supporting patients who need to lower their cholesterol. 2g of plant sterols is clinically proven to lower LDL cholesterol by up to 9% in four weeks as part of a healthy diet low in saturated fat.

APNA Board Election 2021

Ballot for the APNA Board is now open. This year there are four nominees for two nurse member vacancies on the APNA Board.

Money in May

Navigating money is vital for nurses and managing it can impact personal and professional lives. Money in May is an APNA initiative that aims to empower members with financial literacy skills to master finances in this changing world. Gain control of your finances and reach your goals with this exciting opportunity to learn and grow both personally and professionally. Transform your financial future this May with Money in May!

Festival of Nursing

The Festival of Nursing – it’s a national nursing conference, SUPERCHARGED! Perth, 27-29 July 2023. The Festival of Nursing 2023 will feature well-renowned speakers, interactive workshops, and engaging discussions that will provide valuable insights into the latest developments and changes in the nursing field. Our speakers will be discussing topics such as patient-centred care, the use of technology in nursing, the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration in healthcare and a vast range of clinical topics.

APNA Student Nurse Placement Program

The APNA Student Nurse Placement Program shines a light on primary health care for student nurses and helps to future-proof the primary health care nursing workforce. APNA works with universities and tertiary institutions to provide high-quality nursing placements for undergraduate and postgraduate students in dynamic primary health care settings.

Support for you and your veteran patient

Primary healthcare nurses have an important role in providing treatment and services to the veteran community. Up to 6,000 personnel leave the Australian Defence Force (ADF) each year, including around 20% for medical reasons.

Primary Times, Summer 2022-23

Members-only articles, interviews, columns, and clinical updates from the latest edition of APNA's Primary Times magazine

Japanese Encephalitis – how to protect your patients

Is this mosquito borne virus COVID 2.0? Listen to this educational segment on how to identify and protect your patients against this infectious disease of national significance.

Cardiovascular Disease Risk – FREE online learning course

Gain a better understand the lifestyle and medication management issues for people at risk of heart attack and stroke, and provide them with appropriate support in primary health care

APNA Online Community

Connect with your nursing colleagues from across primary health care. Share stories and learn tips from others. Read More

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