Concurrent registration as Registered Nurse and Enrolled Nurse

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) now recognises that nurses with relevant qualifications may hold registration as both a Registered Nurse (RN) and as an Enrolled Nurse (EN). Holding registration as both an RN and an EN is called concurrent registration. A nurse holding concurrent registration should be mindful of the registration type […]

New RN standards for practice released

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia has unveiled revised registered nurse (RN) standards for practice that will replace the current national competency standards for the registered nurse. The NMBA, which regulates Australia’s 370,303 enrolled nurses, registered nurses, and midwives, has advised that the new standards will take effect from 1 June. They replace National […]

Consultation with registered nurses

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) has commissioned a project to be undertaken by Southern Cross University to review the National competency standards for the registered Nurse (RN). The revised document, now titled Registered nurse standards for practice, is currently open for public consultation. We strongly urge our members to visit the NMBA […]

Update your contact details for registration reminders

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (the National Board) will launch its 2014 registration renewal campaign in mid-March and is urging nurses and midwives to update their contact details. Nearly 354,400 nurses and midwives across Australia are due to renew their general or non-practising registration with the National Board by 31 May. The National […]

Revised NMBA guidelines and new policy released

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (the National Board) has released a suite of documents today that will come into effect from mid-March 2014. The documents contain important information for the nursing and midwifery professions and are the:  revised Guidelines for advertising regulated health services  revised Guidelines for mandatory notifications, and  new Social media […]

Random audits of nurses and midwives

The NSWNMA has been advised that the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) has just commenced a pilot program of random audits of nurses and midwives. Pilot audits have been undertaken across several professions. This pilot together with the two previous pilots has informed AHPRA and the 14 National Boards in developing a nationally-consistent […]

Review: English language and criminal history

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) is participating in public consultation on a review of the common criminal history and English language skills registration standards that has been launched by the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (the National Scheme).  The NMBA is inviting feedback from the community and health practitioners. The English language skills registration […]

Submission to NMBA on Dual Registration

Consultation on the provision for nurses to hold both registration as an enrolled nurse and as a registered nurse at the same time. Downloadable files Letter – Submission to NMBA Re Dual Registration

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