Community health nursing

With APNA membership, community 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 community health.

Nurses in community health provide an interpretative bridge between the acute sector and community services. They embrace a social model of health to advocate and give a voice to the community accessing care. In a system which is often complex and hard to navigate, nurses in community health are able to simplify the health systems, referral pathways, and access to care.

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


APNA membership for community health nurses

Community 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 community health nurses

Online Education

Enrol in over 50 courses relevant for community health nurses, either FREE or discounted for members—including courses on The Official Aseptic Non-Touch Technique eLearning CourseUlceration of the Lower LegsFoundations of Wound Management, Using a Doppler to Calculate the ABPI & much more. 

Community and Networking

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

Educational Events - Workshops, Webinars and Festival of Nursing

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

News and Resources

New developments in community 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 community health nurses for anything within their scope of practice. 


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