General practice nursing

With APNA membership, general practice 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 general practice.

General practice nursing offers a great opportunity to work at the forefront of primary health care in Australia in a variety of contexts, such as rural, urban, large or small practices or with discrete populations, such as migrant or refugee groups. Working collaboratively in an interdisciplinary team as a respected health professional ensures that general practice nursing is a valid and rewarding career choice for many nurses.

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


APNA membership for general practice nurses

General practice 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 General Practice Workbook

New to general practice nursing and a little lost? Give yourself the perfect introduction with APNA’s Foundations of General Practice workbook. This comprehensive workbook guides nurses new and transitioning to general practice through key components of this area of nursing, and will ensure a thorough understanding of the many facets of general practice. 

Foundations of General Practice Workbook

Specific APNA member benefits for general practice nurses

Online Education

Enrol in over 60 courses relevant for general practice nurses, either FREE or discounted for members—including courses on An Orientation for Nurses New to General PracticeFoundations of Ear Cerumen ManagementScope of PracticeFoundations of Wound ManagementGeneral Practice Financing & much more. 

Community and Networking

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

Educational Events - Workshops, Webinars and Festival of Nursing

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

News and Resources

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


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