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. 

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 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.

What APNA are doing

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.

Planning is now underway on activities for Wednesday, 7 February 2024, with more information to be made available shortly via The Connect newsletter.

How you can get involved

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

For individuals, there will be more information soon via The Connect newsletter and on this webpage.

Primary Health Care Nurses Day 2024 toolkit

Coming soon

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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