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News: Flu vaccination program now mandatory for aged care staff and volunteers

7 May 2018 The Department of Health has announced that as of 1 May legislation requires Australian Government-subsidised residential aged care providers to offer the flu vaccine to staff and volunteers.

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.

News: The Bega Teen Clinic

March 2018. The Bega Teen Clinic is a nurse-led, early intervention model of access to primary health care for teenagers, which sits within existing general practices providing a drop-in service for young people in rural towns and supported by APNA through the Enhanced Nurse Clinics program.

Are you getting the most out of your nursing workforce?

June 2018. Australia faces a shortfall of 38,000 nurses in the primary health care sector by 2030, if industry stakeholders remain apathetic about workforce retention and recruitment.

Transition to Practice

It’s recognised that the longer a nurse stays with an organisation the more productive they become. Help nurses to flourish - apply for APNA's Transition to Practice Program today

Professional indemnity insurance: When to notify a potential claim

When things go wrong, combined liability insurance can provide much needed financial assistance for legal and compensation costs in the event action is taken against you. This article tells you why reporting is important and the implications you might face if you don’t report. (Primary Times Summer 2017: Volume 17, Issue 4)

Building Nurse Capacity project

Do you want to develop models of care that are relevant to your local health needs? Grant funding and APNA support will be provided to successful applicants of BNC. Applications are now open.

Where current and future nurses can explore the world of primary health care

Working in primary health care offers a diverse, dynamic and fulfilling career with opportunities to evolve professionally and make a difference. Visit MyNursingFuture.com.au to explore roles, professional development guidance, complete a career quiz, and undertake the self-assessment based on the framework.

Practice nursing in Australia

This research paper explores aspects of the recent development of practice nursing in Australia, particularly those relating to government initiatives currently in place.

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