APNA's definition of primary health care nursing covers health, scope of practice, primary health care, roles and settings. We also explore general practice nursing and Phillips et al. six roles of the general practice nurse.
Want to know your average wage?
Are you tired of relying on the Nurses Award for a well-deserved salary?
As part of Nurse 2022, APNA wants to help primary health care nurses to work to the best of their capacity. And a major part of that journey is to recognise if you are valued in terms of salary and conditions.
The APNA team has developed this handy tool to calculate your average pay. Data presented in this tool was received from the Workforce Survey page.
Of course this is just an indication of how much nurses around you are earning, and should be used as a reference point. Your own salary expectation would depend on other circumstances including your experience, qualifications, skills, scope of practice, confidence and much more.
Unlike hospital nurses, primary health care nurses don’t have an accurate Nurses Award to work out a deserving pay. Which is why we encourage you to start advocating for yourself and believe you can receive a pay raise through negotiating with your employers. Does that make you uncomfortable? We know negotiating for pay raise can scary, which is why we have compiled the Negotiating a Pay Raise Guide to equip you.
So let’s begin…
Punch in your details and have a look at the average pay for nurses with your qualification in your area.
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