APNA’s advocacy direction: Join us in making a change

APNA strives to become a stronger influencer of national health care policy for the benefit of primary health care nurses and the Australian community. This includes both advocacy at the state and federal level (macro), and programs that equip nurses to advocate for themselves (micro level).

Members most commonly tell us that they would like APNA to increase recognition and the role of primary health care nurses and improve working conditions.

APNA is currently in the process of developing a policy and advocacy plan for 2018 and beyond which aims to work towards addressing the following key issues:

  • Scope of practice: Improve understanding of scope of practice to ensure optimisation at the individual, business and system level
  • Increase understanding and profile of nurses’ role: Improve the understanding and recognition of the role of primary health care nurses and work towards improvements in working conditions
  • Funding models of care delivery: Change perception of nurses’ value and facilitate the adoption of funding models that support the optimisation of primary health care nursing practice

By developing plan with clearly defined advocacy priorities we can develop a coherent, strategic and planned approach to advocacy to maximise our impact in line with our vision and mission, available resources and government priorities.

If you’d like to be involved in the development or implementation of the policy and advocacy plan please contact the policy team at policy@apna.asn.au or call (03) 9669 7462. We’d love to hear from you! 



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