Primary Health Care Nurses Day

The first Wednesday in February each year is Primary Health Care Nurses Day, where we celebrate the amazing work that nurses do outside of the hospital setting, in aged care, community, general practice, custodial, schools and a range of other primary health care settings. 

Primary health care is the cornerstone of our health care system, but most people think 'hospitals' when they think 'health'. Primary health care is the first point of contact for individuals and families with the health care system and plays a pivotal role in prevention, early intervention, and ongoing care. 

Primary Health Care Nurses Day is our chance to shed light on the incredible work being done by the 96,000 primary health care nurses nationwide and highlight the vital work that they do that positively impacts the health and wellbeing of every Australian. 

What is primary health care nursing? Click here to learn more.

Wear primary colours on Primary Health Care Nurses Day

On Primary Health Care Nurses Day, join the vibrant celebration by 'wearing primary colours.' Embrace the power of red, blue, and yellow on the first Wednesday in February to symbolise gratitude for all primary health care nurses and the important work that they do in proactive wellbeing and keeping Australians out of hospitals.


Primary Health Care Nurses Day 2024 - Wednesday, 7 February 2024

For the inaugural Primary Health Care Nurses Day, we’re challenging people’s perception of what a primary health care nurse is, and what they do. Our campaign ‘the anatomy of a primary health care nurse’ points out how these nurses operate on a daily basis and how the variety of their role is a ‘complete body of work’.

The posters aim to visually depict the important traits of primary health care nurses and help change the way the profession is perceived.

How can individuals get involved?

Each APNA member has received A3 copies of the campaign posters in their summer edition of Primary Times magazine and invited to display them in their workplaces.

We want primary health care workplace to get involved by celebrating in their own special way. This could be a morning tea, acknowledgement in a staff meeting or a staff social event.

Click here to download a copy of the complementary poster, print it, write on it the way your workplace is celebrating and display it along with your A3 poster/s.

  
On Primary Health Care Nurses Day (Wednesday 7 February), don’t forget to wear primary colours and take a photo with your colleagues and post it to social media with the hashtag #PHCNday

How can businesses and organisations get involved?

APNA is currently inviting businesses and organisations (including Primary Health Networks) to get involved and help share our campaign. For more information, please contact engagement@apna.asn.au and we'll add your logo below. All we ask in return is you post on your organisation's social media pages (see toolkit below) to raise awareness of Primary Health Care Nurses Day and our 2024 campaign. 

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Primary Health Care Nurses Day 2024 toolkit

Below you will find a range of assets that can be used in newsletters and on social media to help promote the day. Please feel free to adapt to fit your needs.

Primary Health Care Nurses Day assets for use in newsletters and on social media

50 word blurb - In 2024, APNA is launching Primary Health Care Nurses Day (7 February) to celebrate the important work of the 96,000 nurses working outside a hospital setting. People are invited to ‘wear primary colours on Primary Health Care Nurses Day’ to say thank you to these vital health care workers. Learn more and get involved - https://www.apna.asn.au/profession/primary-health-care-nurses-day #PHCNday

100 word blurb - In 2024, the Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA) is launching the inaugural Primary Health Care Nurses Day to celebrate the amazing work that nurses do outside of the hospital setting, in aged care, community, general practice, custodial, schools and a range of other primary health care settings. The initiative is encouraging that on Wednesday, 7 February 2024, people to express gratitude by 'wearing primary colours on Primary Health Care Nurses Day.' This symbolic gesture aims to acknowledge and appreciate the crucial contributions of these healthcare professionals make in the proactive wellbeing of all Australians, to keep them well and out of hospital. Learn more and get involved - https://www.apna.asn.au/profession/primary-health-care-nurses-day #PHCNday

 

50 word blurb - On Primary Health Care Nurses Day (7 February 2024), join the vibrant celebration by 'wearing primary colours.' Embrace the power of red, blue, and yellow on the first Wednesday in February to symbolise gratitude for all primary health care nurses and the important work that they do in proactive wellbeing and keeping Australians out of hospitals. https://www.apna.asn.au/profession/primary-health-care-nurses-day #PHCNday

100 word blurb - On Primary Health Care Nurses Day (7 February 2024), join the vibrant celebration by 'wearing primary colours.' Embrace the power of red, blue, and yellow on the first Wednesday in February to symbolise gratitude for all primary health care nurses and the important work that they do in proactive wellbeing and keeping Australians out of hospitals. Show your support, splash on those primary hues, and give these dedicated healthcare professionals the feel of colorful warmth of appreciation on their special day. This simple yet impactful gesture recognises the vital contribution they make each day working in aged care, community, general practice, custodial, schools and a range of other primary health care settings. Learn more - https://www.apna.asn.au/profession/primary-health-care-nurses-day #PHCNday

50 word blurb - Primary Health Care Nurses Day, celebrated on the first Wednesday of February, highlights the important work of the 96,000 nurses working outside a hospital setting in Australia. The 'anatomy of a primary health care nurse' campaign helps reshapes perceptions, emphasising the multifaceted impact these nurses have. Learn more and get involved - https://www.apna.asn.au/profession/primary-health-care-nurses-day #PHCNday

100 word blurb - Primary Health Care Nurses Day, celebrated every first Wednesday in February, pays tribute to the 96,000 nurses working in non-hospital settings such as aged care, schools, and general practices. In 2024, the day endeavors to reshape perceptions through the 'anatomy of a primary health care nurse' campaign, spotlighting the multifaceted impact they have in their patient’s lives. From prevention to ongoing care, these nurses play a pivotal role in Australia's health. Join the movement to appreciate and understand their vital work. Learn more and get involved to support and acknowledge the indispensable contributions of primary health care nurses across the nation. https://www.apna.asn.au/profession/primary-health-care-nurses-day #PHCNday

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The anatomy of a primary health care nurse: (a) banner for website/newsletters

The anatomy of a primary health care nurse: (b) banner for website/newsletters

The anatomy of a primary health care nurse: (c) banner for website/newsletters
 


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The anatomy of a primary health care nurse: (a) Instagram post 


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The anatomy of a primary health care nurse: (a) Instagram story


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The anatomy of a primary health care nurse: (c) Instagram story

The Australian Primary Health Care Nurses 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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