APNA Student Nurse Placement Program

The APNA Student Nurse Placement Program shines a light on primary health care for student nurses and helps to future-proof the primary health care nursing workforce.

APNA works with universities and tertiary institutions to provide high-quality nursing placements for undergraduate and postgraduate students in dynamic primary health care settings, including:


The Program offers students with the opportunity to experience primary health care nursing in a range of urban, regional, rural or remote locations. APNA works directly with Australian universities and tertiary institutions to provide these placements through its national program.

Australia needs a strong and accessible primary health care system to keep people well and out of hospital. By showcasing the rewarding and varied role of a primary health care nurse, aspiring nurses know that they have career options outside of a hospital setting.

APNA is looking for new primary health care workplaces to host students and nurses to become nurse supervisors, learn more here.


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Have questions?

Contact the APNA Student Nurse Placement Program team, call 03 9322 9500 or email placements@apna.asn.au

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Information for student nurses

The APNA Student Nurse Placement Program provides student nurses with a foot in the door to a career in a vibrant primary health care setting. The placements allow students to experience the role of a primary health care nurse, in a small ratio environment, usually 1:1.

Information for universities and tertiary institutions

Most nurses start their career in a hospital. Historically, it was an onerous task for universities and tertiary education providers to arrange placements for student nurses in primary health careā€¦ until now.

The Australian Primary Health Care 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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