APNA Constitution

The Association, its Board and its members are governed by the APNA Constitution. The Constitution was adopted on 27 August 2004, and amended 28 May 2007. A Special Resolution opening membership of the Association to all nurses working in primary health care was passed by APNA members in 2009, with the Constitution further amended on 27 November 2009.

The APNA Board put forward a special resolution at the Annual General Meeting on 2 May 2013, to change the association’s official name to the 'Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association Incorporated’.

The name change reflects both the broadening base of our membership, which includes nurses working in a range of primary health care settings including general practice, and the preference of the majority of our members to be known as primary health care nurses, reflecting their aspirations to achieve better health for all through holistic, team based primary health care.