APNA CPD Portal

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Registration

APNA's two-day conference offers unbeatable value. Register now to secure early bird discount.

News: The first My Health Record connected town in Australia

20 March 2018. The community of Berrigan in NSW is the first town in Australia where all key healthcare providers are connected and using My Health Record.

Nurses and future nurses can explore the world of primary health care with MyNursingFuture.com.au

Primary health care offers a diverse, dynamic and fulfilling career with ongoing opportunities to evolve professionally and make a difference to people’s lives. Current nurses can complete the self-assessment and find out where they sit in the Career and Education Framework for Nurses in Primary Health Care and receive a personalised report.

Program

What to look out for? Workshops, concurrent and abstract sessions exploring the themes of: efficient models of care; quality and safety in practice; workforce development, recruitment and retention; service innovation and embracing change.

News: The Bega Teen Clinic

6 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.

News: Appointment of New Chief Executive Officer

Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Darren Carr as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective 21 May 2018.

News: Cultural safety matters – The conversation we need to keep having

2 April 2018. APNA’s president Karen Booth says 'APNA wants to reiterate their support for Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia’s code of conduct. The code has included extensive consultation across nursing and midwifery, and provides care that is holistic, free of bias and racism, and most importantly respectful of cultural safety for all cultures.'

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.

News: Primary Times Autumn 2018 issue out now

Have you read the Autumn 2018 issue of Primary Times? Read about what's instore for the Nurseforce for the Future APNA conference in May, where primary health care nurse fit into the Health Care Homes initiative and how effective mentorship can improve job retention for nurses.

Professional indemnity insurance

Professional indemnity insurance for APNA members to 31 March 2019 for $110

Events Calendar

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

News: Better care at end of life gets a boost with new website

12 April 2018. The End of Life Directions for Aged Care website has been launched. It provides practical and useful information for palliative care and advance care planning. Read more...

News: Tough Talk – Australian urged to plan for end of life care

16 April 2018. Australia’s inaugural Advance Care Planning Week begins on 16 April, encouraging people of all ages to prepare their personal end of life care plans, to give certainty to themselves and their families. Department of Health Media release.

APNA Conference 2018

It is with great delight that APNA announces Nurseforce for the Future, the 10th Annual National Conference for nurses working in primary health care, to be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from 10 to 12 May 2018.

Healthy Practices

Do you know what the benefits of having a nurse in your practice are? APNA's Healthy Practices website is for employers, practice managers, GPs and nurses looking for information and resources on employing a nurse – the benefits, financial considerations and more...

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.

The essential elements of a nurse clinic: The fundamental of systems and processes

The systems and processes building block describes the fundamental requirements to maximise your clinic’s outcomes focusing on: technical systems, processes to manage patient appointments and reminders and data-management and privacy obligations.

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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