Primary Health Care Nurses Day

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.

One in four nurses consider leaving primary health care

Australia is on notice that its nursing shortage is set to worsen, with one in four nurses working in primary health care (PHC) considering leaving their role in the next two to five years, according to the largest survey of the sector.

APNA Workforce Survey

APNA’s annual Workforce Survey has provided a comprehensive picture of the working conditions and professional concerns of primary health care nurses across Australia for more than 15 years. It is the only national survey focusing exclusively on nurses who work in primary health care.  

APNA Workforce Survey Hub

The APNA Workforce Survey Hub - click here to do the 2023 APNA Workforce Survey. You'll also find data snapshots, media coverage, and historical data.

Have you considered this analgesic strategy in your practice?

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.

Interim recommendations for use of extended valency pneumococcal conjugate vaccines

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.

Primary Times Winter 2023

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

APNA Career Pathways Program

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.

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 Nurse Awards 2023

With three categories open and five distinct awards, including awards for experienced primary health care nurses, graduate nurses, and student nurses - we have something for everyone.

APNA Online Community

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

The Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.

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