professional practice

Professional Practice

From registered nurse to nurse practitioner: What the journey entails

Nurse practitioner and APNA member Denise Lyons reflects on working as a nurse practitioner in primary health care in Australia. Primary Times Summer 2017 (Volume 17, Issue 4)

Events Calendar

Find out more about APNA’s events, and register for a workshop tailored specifically to nurses in primary health care.

Guidelines for registration standards

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) provides guidance to nurses and midwives by publishing a range of professional codes and guidelines.

Healthy Practices website for GPs

APNA has developed a suite of resources for general practioners to strengthen understanding of the value of the general practice nurse and explain the contribution of nurses to improved health outcomes, and to general practice sustainability.

Bullying and harassment for employees

This course provides employees with an understanding about bullying and harassment in the workplace, types of behaviour that should be avoided, and what they can do if bullying or harassment is occurring in their workplace.

Scope of practice

This course provides an understanding of scope of practice of the nursing profession and individual nurses working in the general practice setting. Designed for registered nurses, practice managers and general practitioners.

Expanding your practice: A learning module for nurses in general practice

Review your scope of practice, explore how you may be able to further utilise your skills, develop new competencies and provide additional services to your clients or patients by expanding your practice. Primary Times: Spring 2012.

Professional Standards for Nurses

Nurses and midwives must be registered with the NMBA, and meet the NMBA's professional standards in order to practise in Australia. Includes the Code of Ethics for Nurses, and the Code of Professional Conduct.

The Australian Primary Health Care 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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