APNA Education and career framework for nurses in general practice November 2015

This document has been developed to explain aspects of the visual representation of the Framework. Appendices are included to provide clarity and context for stakeholders such as practice managers, health care providers, education providers and the community. This document represents the first stage in the process of developing an education and career framework for nurses in general practice.

Career and Education Framework

The Career and Education Framework and Toolkit supports education and career progression and improves employment opportunities, recruitment and retention for nurses in primary health care.

Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation: Wages and conditions

Information on wages and conditions for nurses and midwives from the ANMF

National Employment Standards

The National Employment Standards determines the absolute minimum standards of pay and conditions for any employee in Australia. Read them here.

Case studies

Find out how these five nurse clinics were set up in these examples

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.

Practice nursing in Australia

This research paper explores aspects of the recent development of practice nursing in Australia, particularly those relating to government initiatives currently in place.

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.

Improving job retention: The power of mentorship

Mentoring in the workplace delivers myriad benefits for the nursing workforce including job retention, promotion and advancement, higher satisfaction, morale and productivity. Now more than ever, it is considered an essential element in keeping nurses engaged and satisfied throughout their professional journey. Primary Times Autumn 2018 (Volume 18, Issue 1)

Fair Work Commission

Australia's national workplace relations tribunal. Contains the Nursing Award and other workplace awards.

Nursing in general practice: It's a choice

Providing a snap shot of a day in the life' of three nurses across different geographical areas in Queensland this video showcases the diverse role of the general practice nurse.

Nurses Award 2010

Latest version of the Nurses Award on the Fair Work Commission website.

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.
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