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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.
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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 workplaces and supervisors
APNA is looking for new primary health care workplaces to host students and nurses to become nurse supervisors.
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 care… until now.