More than 900 Calvary nurses to benefit from APNA membership

Media Release 8 August 2022 

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).   

Under the agreement, Calvary Registered Nurses across Calvary’s 70 aged care homes, home care network and telehealth services gain access to APNA’s extensive range of member benefits, including:  

  • Up-to-date education and resources 

  • The latest industry news and guidelines  

  • Communities, expert advice, and support 

  • Career tools and additional benefits 

The agreement includes the provision of professional support from the APNA Nurse Support Line, staffed by senior registered nurses. The support line shares up-to-date information, best practice and clinical advice and is conveniently available via telephone or email. 

The Calvary nurses also benefit from an annual program of educational events, online learning programs and initiatives to help build their skills including leadership, chronic disease management, team-based nurse-led clinics, and supporting their transition to professional practice. 

APNA President Karen Booth of believes that investing in developing the nursing workforce will help deliver a healthier Australia through best-practice nursing. 

“These nurses play a vital role in our community, providing quality care to people requiring residential care and home care services.” 

“We look forward to warmly welcoming our new Calvary nurse members and encourage them to reach out to APNA whenever they need support, advice, or just a friendly ear. APNA is here with the tools, the educational opportunities and the support to help your patients and your career.” 

Kerryn Vine-Camp, Calvary’s National Director of People and Corporate Services, reinforced that APNA membership recognises the critical role that Calvary’s nurses contribute to Calvary’s aged care, home care and telehealth settings.  

The APNA membership will allow nurses access to immediate support in their day to day roles as well as assisting them in developing and growing their professional development pathways within Calvary.  They have given an extraordinary level of dedication to supporting our residents and clients, including under often under unprecedented circumstances during Covid19 and we are delighted to help acknowledge and support them with this APNA membership.” 




The Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association is the peak professional body and membership association for the 91,000 nurses who work outside the hospital system in Australia. This includes nurses in general practice, aged care, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, schools, correctional facilities, and other community settings. 



Founded in 1885 by the Sisters of the Little Company of Mary, Calvary is a charitable, not-for-profit, Catholic health care organisation. 

Our mission is to provide quality, compassionate health care to the most vulnerable, including those reaching the end of their life. 

With over 18,000 staff and volunteers, we have a national network of 14 Public and Private Hospitals, more than 70 Residential Care and Retirement Communities and 19 Community Care service centres. 

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