Student Membership

What is primary health care nursing?

In short, primary health care nurses work in a range of settings each sharing the characteristic that they are the first level of contact that individuals, families and communities have with the healthcare system. General practice, community health, correctional and custodial facilities, schools, indigenous health and more—we are all primary health care nurses. And together, we are a nurseforce to be reckoned with.

Take the best possible step into your career, with APNA 

We offer a great discount for APNA student memberships, with pricing at $55 a year (you are saving over $250 a year!). APNA welcomes all students who are undertaking a diploma or bachelor of nursing and have sparked up an interest in primary health care nursing. Sign up today!

As a student member of APNA, you will strengthen your career profile by gaining foundational skills and knowledge, immersing yourself in key industry news, meeting and connecting with leaders in the profession, and accessing career support and advice.

Whether you want to treat refugees in a nurse-led clinic, publish research as an academic or perhaps make a name for yourself as the nurse immuniser at a general practice— the best part of choosing primary health care nursing as your career is that the possibilities are endless.

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The Australian Primary Health Care 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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