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New Plan to better use Nurse Practitioners

Today’s release of the Nurse Practitioner Workforce Plan is a welcome follow-up to last week’s Budget announcements supporting Nurse Practitioners (NPs).

International Nurses Day - a chance to thank nurses for the care they give us

International Nurses Day is about two words - thank you.

Budget lays the groundwork for structural change in health care

The Federal Budget will strengthen Australia’s primary health care (PHC) system by addressing growing nursing shortages, seeing more nurses hired where they are needed, and better utilising the largest workforce in PHC of nearly 100,000 nurses to their full potential to reduce the pressure on the health system.

Nurses focusing on their financial health

NURSES are gathering around the country tomorrow night for professional development with a difference - to learn more about money and how to navigate the financial side of being a nurse.

More to do, but APNA welcomes Albanese Government’s approach to health reforms

The peak body representing Australia’s 96,000 Primary Health Care nurses has welcomed the Albanese Government’s first steps to reforming Medicare, which will help improve Australia’s health.

We agree. It’s now time for action. Nurses are ready for change

The Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA) welcomes Federal Health Minister Mark Butler’s thoughtful and considered approach to change in Australian health care.

Federal Budget keeps PHC nurses waiting

Tonight’s Federal Budget has failed to address the growing nurse shortages in general practice and aged care which will lead to a crisis in Australia’s primary health care (PHC) system.

Victorian nursing announcement risks general practice and aged care

The Andrews Government’s $270 million announcement to recruit more nurses into the public health system is well-intended but risks exacerbating nurse shortages in aged care and general practice.

Celebrating 21 years of nursing impact - APNA marks a milestone in making Australia healthier by supporting primary health care nurses

When Primary Health Care (PHC) nurses needed a voice, when student nurses needed a reliable pathway to primary care placements, when rural communities urgently needed nurses to help tackle COVID, APNA was there.

More than 900 Calvary nurses to benefit from APNA membership

More than 900 Calvary nurses in aged care, home care and telehealth services are set to benefit from an agreement between Calvary and the Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA).

Government must focus more on Australia’s primary health care needs

The Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA) has welcomed moves by the Morrison Government in tonight’s federal Budget to partly address the urgent issues faced by primary health care nurses when caring for the health needs of millions of Australians.

Homegrown talent the answer to global nursing shortage

A global shortage of more than 30 million nurses and midwives means Australia must focus on training local Primary Health Care (PHC) nurses rather than rely on overseas-trained nurses to fill the aged care workforce shortfall.

Top marks for primary health care student nurse program

It’s official - nine out of every ten PHC nurse supervisors who participated in APNA’s Student Nurse Placement Program (SNPP) said that they would be happy to supervise student nurses again, according to new national data.

Next-generation of nurses impressed with primary health care

New national data shows seven out of every 10 student nurses who complete APNA’s Student Nurse Placement Program (SNPP) say they would consider a primary health care (PHC) career.

No time for heart health education, say under-resourced nurses

Almost one in three Primary Health Care (PHC) nurses in Australia say that work and resource pressures mean that they do not perform cardiovascular education and management with patients, according to new national data.

One in four Primary Health Care nurses plans to quit

More than a quarter of all Primary Health Care (PHC) nurses in Australia say they are planning to leave their job, according to new national data.

Nursing organisations condemn Morrison Government for failures in aged care

The country’s peak nursing organisations today stand together to condemn the Morrison Government for its failure to protect Australia’s nursing home residents, and the nurses and care workers doing their utmost in a sector that has been overwhelmed by COVID. And, at a time when the latest COVID outbreaks continue to claim lives in Australia’s nursing homes.

APNA and School Nurses Australia to amalgamate

The Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA) and School Nurses Australia (SNA) have agreed to amalgamate. The merged body will continue to be known as APNA. APNA Acting CEO Mitch Wall welcomed SNA members to APNA and said the amalgamation process would begin immediately.

Student Nurse Placement Program

APNA and Monash University are helping nursing students complete clinical placements that were disrupted by COVID-19.

Doctors and Primary Care nurses join forces to strengthen rural and remote healthcare

The Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine and APNA have formalised a Memorandum of Understanding with the aim of strengthening healthcare teams across rural and remote Australia.

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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