Learning on the go with APNA online learning
Chronic Disease Management and Healthy Ageing Program
Empower your patients to age well and thrive.
With almost half of Australians living with at least one chronic health condition, there has never been a better time to deepen your knowledge and skills in this area and boost the support you can give your patients
- About the program
- Who can take part?
- Program components
- Program dates, locations and registration details
- Cancellations and refunds
- Register your interest for future intakes of CDMHA
APNA's Chronic Disease Management and Healthy Ageing (CDMHA) program provides an evidence-based education framework to support nurses in primary health care to increase their knowledge, skills, and confidence in this area.
Duration: Six months
- Compulsory: 6 x 2-hour virtual workshops (worth up to 10 CPD hours)
- Recommended: Community of Practice where resources will be shared
Location: The workshop and all other activities take place online.
Cost: $220.00 for both APNA members and non-members. *As this program is subsidised by the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care, an APNA member discount cannot be applied.
The program is for Registered Nurses, Enrolled Nurses, Midwives and Nurse Practitioners with experience in chronic disease management and aged care who are interested in expanding their knowledge of cardiovascular health, diabetes, mental health, cancer and injury prevention.
If you are new to primary health care, we recommend our Transition to Practice Program.
An online workshop, split into five parts with one monthly workshop, nurses will be guided through their role in empowering patients to manage chronic disease and healthy ageing. The key focus areas are:
- Cardiovascular Health
- Cancer control
- Injury prevention and control
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Mellitus
Upon registering for the workshop, nurses will complete a self-assessment (online survey) to identify their current knowledge and identify any areas for improvement.
Community of Practice
A private messaging platform where program participants can discuss, engage and consult with their peers. APNA provides tips and resources to the group, encouraging and facilitating discussion.
This will include one complimentary call for non-members and ongoing support to members through the APNA Nurse Support Line – a service to assist nurses with queries. APNA may also make contact to check how nurses have been implementing learnings from this program.
Intake 1: Tuesday 30th of January 2024 via Zoom
|Now at FULL capacity
Intake 2: Monday 20th of April 2024 via Zoom
Intake 3: Tuesday 11th of June 2024 via Zoom
Event cancellations must be made in writing to APNA via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Refunds are not available within seven days of the workshop.
A range of scholarships may fund your spot in our program. A list of scholarships and grants is here.
APNA encourages nurses working in rural and remote areas to apply for the Health Workforce Scholarship.
Follow the link above to find out more.
Register below and you will be contacted when more dates are annouced!
The Nursing in Primary Health Care CDMHA Program is an Australian Government initiative.
Cressida Bradley | Program Solution Manager - Leadership, Education and Support
Alisha Komninos | Project Coordinator and administration support
Email email@example.com | Call 03 9322 9500
1Primary health care refers to any setting outside of acute health, including but not limited to: Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health services, Correctional/justice health, Community health, Education facilities, General practice and more.