Nursing in General Practice

For the Practice

Nurses are highly skilled and knowledgeable health professionals who work collaboratively with GPs and other members of the practice team, to provide safe and quality care.

Recognised benefits nurses can bring to general practice include:

  • Improved outcomes in chronic disease
  • An increase in the range of service available at the practice
  • Reduction in waiting times
  • Improved public access
  • Improved integration with the acute sector
  • Enhanced consumer satisfaction

For the Practice Nurse

Nursing in General practice is a dynamic and vibrant area of the nursing profession. In general practice you will be a core member of general practice teams, providing significant benefits to the provision of primary health services.

Benefits for the nurse

  • Flexible working arrangements with little or no shift work
  • Working as a valued member of a small team
  • Ability to be self directed and utilise many skills
  • Opportunity to specialise in areas of interest
  • Access to a range of postgraduate programs designed specifically for general practice nurses

Publications and Resources 

external link APNA Salary and Conditions
external link Nurse Award 2010 Fair Work Australia
document-pdf-text Nursing and midwifery in general practice - Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation Position Statement
external link Practice Nurse Incentive Program Guidelines
document-pdf-text Recognition and Treatment of Anaphylaxis

Links

external link Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council
external link Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation - policies, positions statements and guidelines
external link Australian Practice Nurses Association
external link CVC Program: Guide for General Practice
external link Enrolled Nurse Accreditation Standards
external link Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
external link Nurse Practitioner Accreditation Standards
external link NurseInfo - Australian College of Nursing
external link Professional indemnity insurance arrangements registration standard - AHPRA
external link Registered Nurse Accreditation Standards
external link Practice Nursing.Info

document-pdf-text Standards for practice for nurses and midwives
external link Sydney University Nursing Courses
external link The Australian Resuscitation Council Guidelines