Aged care nursing

With APNA membership, aged care 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 aged care.

Aged care nurses have the challenging task of caring for our elderly population—a population with its own set of complex needs that require a skilled health care workforce to properly address.

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


APNA membership for aged care nurses

Aged care 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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Foundations of Aged Care Workbook

New to aged care nursing and a little lost? Give yourself the perfect introduction with APNA’s Foundations of Aged Care workbook. A tool to guide you in transitioning to aged care nursing, whether in the home, in a residential care facility, or providing flexible services. Developing a comprehensive understanding of aged care nursing should accompany workplace orientations, identifying areas where additional knowledge is needed. 

Foundations of Aged Care Workbook

Specific APNA member benefits for aged care nurses

Online Education

Enrol in over 50 courses relevant for aged care nurses, either FREE or discounted for members—including courses on Optimising Health as People AgePalliative CareUlceration of the Lower LegsWound Management, DementiaDiabetesManual Tasks in Aged Care & much more. 

Community and Networking

Connect with other aged care nurses at networking events or via the APNA Online Community. After all, no one understands aged care nurses better than an aged care 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 aged care nurse—we’re only a phone call away.

Educational Events - Workshops, Webinars and Festival of Nursing

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

News and Resources

New developments in aged care? 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 aged care nurses for anything within their scope of practice. 


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But wait, there's more...

In addition to the above, APNA reflects the views of our membership and the broader profession by bringing together nurses from across Australia to represent, advocate, promote and celebrate the achievements of nurses in primary health care.

With a dedicated Aged Care Planning and Advisory Group (ACPAG), APNA ensures that your voices are being heard. Learn more about ACPAG here

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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