Practice nurse resources
Practice nursing is a rewarding career which requires a diverse and specialised set of skills and knowledge. This page is aimed at supporting their continuously expanding role in primary health care.
- Salary and Conditions
- Nurses Award and related resources – including Nurse Award 2010 Fair Work Australia
- My Nursing Future – Supporting current and future nurses to grow their careers in primary health care
- Healthy Practices – Nurses are a healthy investment
- Why general practice needs nurses more than ever
- COVID 19
- Visit COVID-19 webpages for personal protective equipment requests, information and resources (including COVID-19 vaccinations)
- Health promotion and chronic disease
- Visit Chronic Disease Management for clinical guidelines, resources, services and education
- Visit Immunisation program for information, resources and education
- Quality improvement
- Visit Practice Incentive program for toolkits and templates
- Digital Health
- Visit Digital Health program for information and education – My Health Record, e-prescribing, cybersecurity
- Life support
- Cancer screening
- Intellectual disability
- Data quality
- Clinical risk
- Clinical systems
- Best practice: knowledge base
- Medical director: knowledge base
- Zedmed: knowledge base
- Secure messaging
- MBS for primary care
- Older person
- My Aged Care – including referrals
- Continence Foundation of Australia
- Carers and Disability support
- Carers Queensland – including NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme)
- National Cancer Programs
- National Cancer Screening Register – for bowel and cervical screening
- Book a free BreastScreen mammogram appointment
- TIS National interpreting service
Click here for a list of Helplines
Visit your local HealthPathways webpage for information about local support programs.
Transition to Practice Program: Australian Practice Nurse Association. Transition to Practice Program (TPP) provides an evidence-based framework of education over 12-months to nurses who have transitioned to primary health care* and feel they would benefit from additional support.
Nurses working in remote and rural Queensland or New South Wales (MMM3+) can apply for a TPP package funded by Health Workforce Queensland or NSW Rural Doctors Network respectively. Nurses working in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Services in QLD and NSW may also be eligible for scholarships through these agencies.
Information for Transitioning Nurses
*The PHN has been partnering with the Australian Practice Nurse Association (APNA) to sponsor nurses who are new to primary care practice to participate in the Transition to Practice Program. Get in touch with your practice support team if you want to know more.
- Services Australia
- Infection control
- National Hand Hygiene Initiative: online learning modules on hand hygiene and infection prevention and control
- Top Tips in the Principles of Sterilisation
- Data quality
- PENCS training and Brisbane South PHN recordings
- E-learning platforms
Some of these platforms offer fully funded training programs.
- Mental health
Please refer to the resources tab (above) for more training information about the following topics: disease prevention and chronic disease management, immunisation and digital health
View upcoming educational events here or visit the self-directed learning webpage.
- Nurses & Midwives Support – 24/7 phone: 1800 667 877
- The Essential Network for Health professionals
- Hand-n-Hand Peer Support network for health professionals
- CRANAplus Bush Support Services 24/7 phone: 1800 805 391
- Australian Contraception and Abortion Primary Care Practitioner Support Network – AusCAPPS
Our Primary Health Care Support team is available to provide one-on-one support. Please email email@example.com or contact directly your Primary Health Care Officer.
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