Vaccinations: New resources to address common questions

Two new immunisation resources are now available to help parents better understand immunisation and to answer key questions about vaccination.

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.

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...

Member story: Greater scope

A story from an APNA member

Events Calendar

Register and find out more about APNA's 2018 workshops for nurses in primary health care.


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

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.

HIV prevention as a primary health care nurse

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

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.

The view from the other side

As an Australian enrolled nurse now living in Canada for two years, I’ve found myself unemployable as a nurse. As a health consumer in Canada, in particular in Halifax Nova Scotia, family medicine (general practice) seems to be a fractured and understaffed area of care.

Cyber security alert: Wannacry

Over recent weeks, the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has become aware of media devices within a small number of organisations in the health sector being infected with WannaCry ransomware.

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!

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.

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.

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.

Building Nurse Capacity project

The Building Nurse Capacity (BNC) project is part of this program and builds on the work completed in the Enhanced Nurse Clinic (ENC) project.

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.

Professional indemnity insurance

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

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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Make the most of it

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

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