Transition to Practice Programs

APNA's Transition to Practice Programs (TPP) provide an evidence-based framework of education over 12-months to nurses who have transitioned to primary health care* and feel they would benefit from additional support.

APNA’s Transition to Practice Programs have helped build the capacity, knowledge, skills, and confidence of over 200 nurses throughout the primary health care nursing workforce. TPP has been designed to improve recruitment and retention of nurses in primary health care. At a glance, APNA's Transition to Practice Program will:

Provide a practical transition framework for nurses new to primary health care, and help them build foundational knowledge and skills for their role through professional and clinical development, mentoring and support

Enhance competencies, confidence, and capacity of not only the nurses, but their workplace teams, to achieve better health outcomes in primary health care

Provide experienced primary health care nurses with a rewarding opportunity to 'give-back' to the nursing profession where they can thrive in an advanced leadership roles such as clinical and professional mentoring or small group facilitation

Provide greater job satisfaction, utilisation and retention for all nurse participants.

Programs available


Register your interest in future programs

Click the button below to register your interest in future programs


Rebekah Cox | Program Manager
Deb Kerz & Elaine Cornford | Program support
Alisha Komninos | Project Coordinator
Email or call 1300 303 184

*Primary health care refers to any setting outside of acute health, including but not limited to: Aged Care, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health services, Correctional/justice health, Community health, General practice and more.

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A mentors journey through APNA's NiPHC Transition to Practice Program

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