A new plan to boost Nurse Practitioners in health and aged care

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is supporting the Nurse Practitioner Workforce Plan (Plan) which aims to expand the services of highly-trained Nurse Practitioners (NPs), as a way of addressing increasing demands for health and aged care and chronic workforce shortages across the country. The Plan builds on a number of reforms for NPs […]

Opportunities for nurses and midwives welcome

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has welcomed plans by the federal government to modernise Medicare and overhaul the various models of care currently delivered by clinicians. Federal Health Minister Mark Butler confirmed the Strengthening Medicare Taskforce had been considering a range of options to enhance the roles of health professionals and help address […]

Calls for nurse practitioners to be utilised in COVID vaccination roll-out

A coalition of peak nursing organisations is calling on National Cabinet today to include Australia’s highly-skilled nursing practitioner (NP) workforce in the COVID vaccination roll-out. Nurses deliver the majority of vaccines in Australia and NPs are the most highly skilled and educated nurses in the clinical nursing workforce. NPs have the qualifications and expertise to […]

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