APNA launched the first annual Primary Health Care Nurses Day (PHCNDay) at Parliament House in Canberra, meeting with numerous government ministers and politicians to highlight the Scope of Practice Review, the challenges facing PHC nurses, and to celebrate #PHCNDay.
The first Wednesday in February each year is Primary Health Care Nurses Day, where we celebrate the amazing work that nurses do outside of the hospital setting, in aged care, community, general practice, custodial, schools and a range of other primary health care settings.
MEDIA RELEASE: On Primary Health Care Nurses Day, APNA Workforce Survey data shows almost one third of primary health care (PHC) nurses (31%) in Australia are still unable to work to their full scope of practice.
As an APNA member in 2024, you can expect the highest support, resources, and continuous learning opportunities.
We offer tailored education, including courses, webinars, Professional Indemnity Insurance, and, let's not forget, the Festival of Nursing in Adelaide!
Membership and insurance renewals and due by 31 March 2024.
The Festival of Nursing – it’s an annual nursing conference, SUPERCHARGED! The Festival of Nursing is an annual conference for nurses, hosted in Australia. The next event will be in Adelaide from 25-27 July 2024 as part of the Essential Health Summit - Three events combined, one ticket and endless potential!
Members-only articles, interviews, columns, and clinical updates from the latest edition of APNA's Primary Times magazine
For a limited time, new members can get up to 60 days of membership for free! For only $318, you can enjoy all the benefits of APNA membership until 31 March 2025.
Explore a wealth of mental health knowledge with our flexible education specifically designed for primary health care nurses. Whether you're new to the field or seeking to enhance your expertise, our modular approach allows you to choose courses that suit your needs, without the need to follow a specific order. Mental Health First Aid courses, online learning and much more!
ATAGI encourages all people who have not yet had their recommended 2023 dose(s) to receive them as soon as possible - with Omicron XBB.1.5 vaccines preferred in children aged 5 years or older and older adults who are currently recommended primary or additional doses of COVID-19 vaccine according to the Australian Immunisation Handbook.
Penthrox (methoxyflurane) is an inhaled analgesic agent indicated in adults and children for the emergency relief of trauma-associated pain and surgical procedures requiring analgesia.
Following the registration of extended valency pneumococcal conjugate vaccines in Australia, and subsequent recommendation by the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC), the optimal pneumococcal vaccination program for Australia is currently under review.
APNA's Career Pathways Program (formerly known as the Student Nurse Placement Program) shines a light on primary health care, including aged care, for student nurses and helps to future-proof the primary health care nursing workforce.