professional practice

Professional Practice

Nursing in general practice: It's a choice

Providing a snap shot of a day in the life' of three nurses across different geographical areas in Queensland this video showcases the diverse role of the general practice nurse.

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.

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.

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.

Local Nurse Networks

APNA currently supports 26 nurse networks across Australia. Find out if there’s one in your area or consider starting a network yourself.

Applications now open!

APNA’s Transition to Practice Program is a 12-month education, support and mentoring program for nurses new to primary health care.

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.

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.

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