APNA's definition of primary health care nursing covers health, scope of practice, primary health care, roles and settings. We also explore general practice nursing and Phillips et al. six roles of the general practice nurse.
The Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA) is the peak professional body for nurses working in primary health care. 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
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.
APNA Board Election 2021
The ballot for the APNA Board is now open. This year there are four nominees for two nurse member vacancies on the APNA Board. See the candidates and vote here.
Information on all advertising and sponsorship opportunities with APNA, including the Primary Times magazine, website and enewsletters.
We know nurses, here's three steps to engage them
As the peak professional body for nurses working in primary health care, we believe the below options provides a wide range of innovative marketing methods, education options and forward planning tools to deliver your message and support the needs of our members.
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