APNA's definition of primary health care nursing covers health, scope of practice, primary health care, roles and settings. We also explore general practice nursing and Phillips et al. six roles of the general practice nurse.
APNA has delivered many major strategic initiatives on behalf of the Australian Government, government agencies and non-government organisations.
As frontline health professionals focusing on real health outcomes, primary health care nurses are positioned to contribute to the development, design and delivery of healthcare, and ultimately strengthen Australia’s healthcare system.
APNA seeks out opportunities to maximise the existing nursing workforce.
APNA has extensive experience implementing and delivering programs which support and enhance the primary health care nurse profession. Our national presence provides a sound basis for collaboration with national organisations and a distributed membership allows for engagement at rural and regional level. APNA takes an action research approach to project management with regular review of indicators throughout project delivery to inform developmental changes.
APNA believes all nurses working in primary health care are strong and committed agents of change and strive to improve patient and population health outcomes to enhance the quality and efficiency of healthcare delivery.