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The Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA) is the peak body and professional membership association for all nurses working outside of a hospital setting in Australia. APNA champions the role of primary health care nurses; to advance professional recognition, ensure workforce sustainability, nurture leadership in health, and optimise the role of nurses in patient-centred care.
APNA is bold, vibrant and future-focused. We reflect the views of our membership and the broader profession by bringing together nurses from across Australia to represent, advocate, promote and celebrate the achievements of nurses in primary health care.
APNA represents a significant and rapidly expanding workforce; primary health care nurses account for around one in eight of the 640,000 registered health professionals in Australia.
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APNA has delivered many major strategic initiatives on behalf of the Australian Government, government agencies and non-government organisations.
The founding of APNA
Since its beginnings in 2001, APNA has focused on providing a voice and a support network for PHC nurses, and on recognising their needs and achievements. 2022 is APNA's 21st birthday!
The Founding of APNA (2011)
The history of APNA with an interview with founder Samantha Moses.
Vision and Strategic Plan
APNA's vision is a healthy Australia through best practice primary health care nursing.
Board of Directors
APNA’s Board of Directors
APNA’s Annual General Meeting
The Association, its Board and its members are governed by the APNA Constitution.
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