APNA is an influential advocate and is the sole advocate for the primary health care nursing profession. Our advocacy work ensures nurses working in primary health care are recognised, professional and empowered.

Each year APNA sets its advocacy priorities by considering what is important to primary health care nurses, what issues are going to have the greatest impact on nurses and their patients and where APNA can make a difference.

  • We consult with other professional associations within the healthcare sector.
  • We liaise with local, state and federal government to ensure the role of primary health care nurses is visible and incorporated into health budgeting, planning and policy.
  • We commission independent market research and track developments across the healthcare sector.

APNA develops positions on key issues relevant to the primary health care nursing profession and the broader sector, and regularly contributes to consultation processes on behalf of our membership.



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