Australian Practice Nurses Association
Supporting nurses in general practice
APNA is the peak professional body for nurses working in primary health care including general practice. With 3000 members, APNA provide primary health care nurses with a voice, access to quality continuing professional development, educational resources, support and networking opportunities. APNA continually strives to increase awareness of the role of the primary health care nurse, and to be a dynamic and vibrant organisation for its members.
Primary health care nursing is wide ranging and covers many specialist areas including aged care, occupational health and safety, telephone triage, palliative care, sexual health, drug and alcohol issues, women’s health, men’s health, infection control, chronic disease management, cardiovascular care, immunisation, cancer, asthma, COPD, mental health, maternal and child health, health promotion, care plans, population health, diabetes, wound management and much more.
APNA does not receive subsidies from the government and relies on membership subscriptions from primary health care nurses