Exempt nurses and midwives from $2000 cap on training expenses

Australia’s largest health union, the Australian Nursing Federation (ANF), has called on the Rudd Government to exempt nurses and midwives from a $2000 a year cap on tax deductibility on work-related self-education expenses. ANF Federal Secretary, Lee Thomas, warned that the delivery of safe patient care would now be compromised if nurses and midwives were […]

ANF launches online aged care training room

The Australian Nursing Federation (ANF) have once again shown their commitment to older Australians and the nurses who care for them by offering aged and community care nurses a total solution to meet their continuing professional development (CPD) requirements for national registration. Most nurses are now completing their registration renewals for 2012. An annual subscription […]

ANF’s continuing commitment to quality care for all older Australians

Australia has a reputation for having one of the best trained nursing and midwifery workforces in the world and to keep nurses and midwives educationally up to date they are now required to undertake a minimum 20 hours of ongoing professional development (CPD) each year which is mandated by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of […]

ANF welcomes review of aged care training

The Australian Nursing Federation (ANF) has welcomed a review of training for aged care workers – saying it aligns with the aims of its new national campaign to ensure employment for graduate nurses. The review by the Australian Skills Quality Authority was announced following evidence that some aged care workers were receiving inadequate training before […]

ANF welcomes new anti-smoking ads

New anti-smoking ads targeting high-risk groups such as pregnant women and the Indigenous community have been welcomed by Australia’s biggest health union, the Australian Nursing Federation (ANF). The ads will run on TV, radio, print and social media and are the latest initiatives in the Federal Government’s ongoing fight against smoking. There will also be […]

Course Fees Make Union Seethe

  Regulations governing health professions are stunting Australia’s nursing workforce at a time when it needs to grow, according to Australia’s largest nursing union. The Australian Nursing Federation (ANF) issued a statement shortly before Christmas, which said nurses who want to rejoin the workforce could be “forced to pay fees of up to $10,000” for […]

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