About APNA

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.


APNA’s Annual General Meeting

    Annual Reports

    Each year APNA records progress, showcases milestones and publishes the audited financial statements of the Association in our Annual Report. Find them here.

    APNA Constitution

    The Association, its Board and its members are governed by the APNA Constitution.

      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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