Primary Times Summer 2018 issue out now

Our main story features the results of the APNA Workforce Survey 2018, which offers an indication of the average pay and working conditions of primary health care nurses working in Australia.

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

News: Amendment to APNA’s Constitution gets passed at General Meeting in Melbourne

The effect of these amendments is in line with APNA’s commitment to hold transparent election of board members that align with the intent of the APNA constitution.

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.

Do you work in Central Eastern Sydney?

Free online learning for general practice nurses

HIV prevention as a primary health care nurse

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

ECGs: Making nursing worth it

A member story about how ECGs make nursing worth it.

Nurses primed to tackle global health challenges

"This report makes a persuasive set of arguments for investing in nursing and midwifery as part of a multidisciplinary, people-centred workforce,” Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) says.

Scotland’s 'poaching' of WA nurses shines light on labour problem

"When you have other countries investing a lot more, that’s where the workforce will go." APNA President Karen Booth speaks with WA Today.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Events Calendar

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

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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