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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

What is AHPRA

Logo of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency

On July 1,2010 AHPRA was introduced to all those nurse who were seeking registration in Australia. Under AHPRA, there is Nursing and Midwifery Board that deals specifically with nursing registrations either overseas or with in the country.

Copied from the site is the function of NMBA (Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia).


Functions of the Board

The functions of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia include:
  • registering nursing and midwifery practitioners and students
  • developing standards, codes and guidelines for the nursing and midwifery profession
  • handling notifications, complaints, investigations and disciplinary hearings
  • assessing overseas trained practitioners who wish to practise in Australia  
  • approving accreditation standards and accredited courses of study.

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia has established State and Territory Boards to support the work of the National Board in the national scheme. The National Board will set policy and professional standards, and the State and Territory Boards will continue to make individual notification and registration decisions affecting individual nurses and midwives."

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