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Aboriginal community controlled health nursing
With APNA membership, Aboriginal Community Health Organisation (ACCHO) 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 aboriginal medical health services.
ACCHO nurses play a significant role in supporting the local Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander communities to live better lives. The holistic approach of nursing provides social, emotional, and physical support to ensure overall wellbeing.
What’s it like being a primary health care nurse working in an aboriginal medical health service?
APNA membership for ACCHO nurses
ACCHO 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.
Specific APNA member benefits for ACCHO nurses
Enrol in over 50 courses relevant for ACCHO nurses, either FREE or discounted for members—including courses on Cardiovascular Disease Risk – Assessment & Management, Foundations of Facilitating Behaviour Change , Population Health for Nurses, Risky Alcohol Use in Primary Care & much more.
Community and Networking
Connect with other ACCHO nurses at networking events or via the APNA Online Community. After all, no one understands ACCHO nurses better than an ACCHO 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 an ACCHO nurse—we’re only a phone call away.
Educational Events - Workshops, Webinars and Festival of Nursing
Learn, connect and re-energise alongside other ACCHO nurses at the annual APNA Festival of Nursing, with a variety of education sessions for ACCHO nurses. Don't want to wait? We run a number of educational workshops and webinars throughout the year perfect for ACCHO nurses.
News and Resources
New developments in Aboriginal medical health services? 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 ACCHO nurses for anything within their scope of practice.
See the full range of APNA Member Benefits
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