Refugee health nursing

With APNA membership, refugee health nurses thrive in their careers.

APNA is the peak body and professional membership association for all nurses working outside of a hospital setting in Australia—like the nurses who work in refugee health.

Refugee health nurses work in collaboration with newly arrived families and individuals who require care in association with the health professionals and community services. Refugee health nurses support refugees and asylum seekers to access relevant services through referrals and by establishing referral pathways. 

What’s it like being a primary health care nurse working in refugee health?


APNA membership for refugee health nurses

Refugee health nurses who are APNA members receive: up-to-date education and resources; the latest industry news and guidelines; communities, expert advice and support; and career tools and professional benefits. 

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Specific APNA member benefits for refugee health nurses

Online Education

Enrol in over 40 courses relevant for refugee health nurses, either FREE or discounted for members—including courses on Foundations of Planned Assessment in Primary Health CareImmunisation in the Primary Health Care settingMy Health Record – Taking your patient care to the next levelPopulation Health for Nurses & much more. 

Community and Networking

Connect with other refugee health nurses at networking events or via the APNA Online Community. After all, no one understands refugee health nurses better than a refugee health nurse.

Expert Support and Advice

Receive one-on-one support from experienced nurses on APNA’s Nurse Support Line. If you’re having trouble with a clinical issue, have a question about medication, or want to understand the career pathways for a refugee health nurse—we’re only a phone call away.

Educational Events - Workshops, Webinars and Festival of Nursing

Learn, connect and re-energise alongside other refugee health nurses at the annual APNA Festival of Nursing, with a variety of education sessions for refugee health nurses. Don't want to wait? We run a number of educational workshops and webinars throughout the year perfect for refugee health nurses.

News and Resources

New developments in refugee health? You'll be the first to know with an email alert sent straight to your inbox. Or you can stay up-to-date with clinical developments via our Nurse Know-How video series or the APNA Knowledge Hub.

Professional Indemnity Insurance

Protect your livelihood and career. APNA has negotiated cost-effective Professional Indemnity Insurance for its members which covers refugee health nurses for anything within their scope of practice. 


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