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.

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!


    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.

        APNA Board Election

        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.

        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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