Your nursing career and education framework

APNA Career and Education Frameworks for Nurses in Primary Health Care

Funded by the Australian Government Department of Health, APNA’s Career and Education Frameworks for Nurses in Primary Health Care aim to improve the recruitment and retention of the nursing workforce within primary health care. The Registered Nurse and Enrolled Nurse Frameworks and associated tools have been developed to improve and promote the employment opportunities, build capacity and support the transferability of nursing skills across primary health care settings.

The Frameworks embedded in are designed for access on smartphones, allowing nurses to navigate primary health care career and education pathways with ease. re-engineers primary health care as a first choice career option and authentically represents the range of career and education opportunities available to nurses of all skill levels and backgrounds.

From the start, this project has been developed ‘By Nurses, For Nurses’ using a human-centred design approach. We would like to acknowledge the 1,000+ nurses and health experts involved in the development of the Frameworks and

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Career and Education Framework is being developed and implemented with funding by the Australian Government Department of Health as part of the Nursing in Primary Health Care Program

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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