Updates in Primary Health Care

With its ever-changing program, this workshop delves into the nitty gritty and provides you with a thorough update on a range of topics. Enrol now!

My Health Record opt-out period extended

The Minister for Health has announced that the opt-out period will be extended until 31 January 2019. The opt-out website and the Help line will be available until 31 January 2019.


Store and retrieve your continuing professional development through a simple and accessible web portal.

Dementia Awareness Month

September is Dementia Awareness Month. Its aim is to encourage all Australians to become more aware of dementia, to gain a better understanding of what it is like to live with dementia and how we can support people living with dementia. The Centre for Dementia Learning provides training and information for health professionals in a number of different care settings from understanding the fundamentals through to providing more specific care. Find out more...

Primary Times Spring 2018 issue out now

This issue covers the wrap up of APNA's two projects—Transition to Practice Pilot Program and Enhanced Nurse Clinics; and Lesley Salem's advice on how to move beyond paternalistic health promotion.

HIV prevention as a primary health care nurse

Read about HIV prevention in primary health care and the different resources available.

Member profile : Cathy Carrasco

APNA Nurse of the Year, Cathy Carrasco, is widely regarded as an extremely experienced registered nurse with a wealth of knowledge.

Transition to Practice

It’s recognised that the longer a nurse stays with an organisation the more productive they become. Early results of the Transition to Practice Pilot Program Tranche 1 have indicated it has had a positive influence on nurses’ intentions to remain in the nursing workforce.

Farewell CEO

The APNA Board announces the resignation of Chief Executive Officer, Darren Carr. APNA Board Director, Ken Griffin, has been appointed as Interim CEO during the search for a new leader.

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.

Events Calendar

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

APNA representation | Thrombo 360 Educational Steering Committee

We are seeking an APNA member to join Pfizer’s Educational Steering Committee, to be part of this review process. The committee will consist of a core group of Australian clinicians including general practitioners and relevant medical specialists.

The digital Australian Immunisation Handbook is now available

You can find the most up-to-date recommendations for the use of vaccines in Australia. The digital handbook is easier to navigate and search. If you are working offline, relevant sections of the Handbook can be downloaded to devices or printed.

Call for Abstracts

Abstracts for the APNA National Conference 2019 are now open - share your ideas and knowledge with nurses working in primary health care

APNA Nurse Awards 2019

Nominations for the 2019 APNA Nurse Awards is open! There are two award categories open for nomination and include the APNA Recently Graduated Nurse of the Year and the APNA Nurse of the Year.

Professional indemnity insurance

Professional indemnity insurance for APNA members to 31 March 2019 for $9.17 per month

Member story: Greater scope

A story from an APNA member

Framework for registered and enrolled nurses launched

The APNA Career and Education Frameworks for Nurses in Primary Health Care project are the first of their kind in Australia and are now available from My Nursing Future.

Nurses, APNA needs your ideas! Go in the draw to win one of two $120 Coles Myer gift cards!

We are asking nurses what you have, what you need and what you want from your continuing professional development—in relation to chronic disease management and healthy ageing. The feedback you provide will be an important tool in assisting APNA to fulfil the education and training needs and expectations of the primary health care nursing workforce.

Make the most of it

Find out how your membership with APNA can help you achieve your professional goals. 

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Enjoy a fulfilling career

APNA will support you throughout your career in primary health care. Find out which membership type suits you.

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