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|Nurse Practitioners In The Act – The Framework, 2nd Edition July 2008|
The introduction of the nurse practitioner role in the ACT was underpinned by a solid framework to support and integrate necessary policies, practices and documentation for the establishment of new positions. It provided information regarding nurse practitioner authorisation and ongoing support of practicing nurse practitioners. This revised, second edition, includes all the essential information for nurse practioners in the ACT in an ‘easy-to-use’ and ‘easy-to-access’ framework document. The second edition utilises up to date information, legislation and policies from within the ACT. It outlines processes required for nurse practitioner authorisation, for the establishment of new nurse practitioner positions and for the ongoing development of practicing nurse practitioners. The‘frequently asked questions’ section allows for rapid access to the information most often requested. It applies to nurse practitioners working in the public health sector, private sector or in individual practice.
|Nurse Practitioners In The Act – The Framework, 2nd Edition July 2008 (PDF File 553k)|
|Nursing And Midwifery Continuing Competence Policy|
This policy brings together a number of local policies and guidelines to support this requirement. It has been compiled with input from various agencies within the ACT including the Australian Nursing Federation (ACT Branch), ACT Nursing and Midwifery Board, Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council, Canberra Hospital, Calvary Health Care (Public) and consumer groups. Implementation of an ACT Health policy framework for nursing and midwifery competence would reduce duplication within each division, therefore leading to clearer governance and direction for all clinicians and administrators in relation to professional competency requirements.
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Nursing And Midwifery Continuing Competence Policy - Sop (PDF File 178k)
|Nursing And Midwifery Re-Entry Program Policy|
The ACT Government Health Directorate (the Health Directorate) provides nursing and midwifery re-entry programs for Registered Nurses and Midwives of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and region to return to nursing or midwifery practice after an absence from practice of up to ten years. These programs are accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) and are designed to facilitate the return to work of suitably qualified nurses and midwives into the workforce of the Health Directorate.
|Nursing And Midwifery Re-Entry Program Policy (PDF File 149k)|