Update - Independent review of nursing education

4th December 2019
By Federal Government

From The President of ACNP

Educating the Nurse of the Future

The ACNP acknowledges the independent review of nursing education conducted by Emeritus Professor Steven Schwartz AM, and the report published on 4/12/19.

Nursing Education is of the utmost importance to our community, in order to uphold the safety and quality of health care in Australia, and to support nurses and nurse practitioners to work to their full capabilities and scope of practice.

In particular, the ACNP supports the findings in relation to transparency of accreditation of programs, the increase in clinical placement hours required for nursing students, and the need to focus on ageing and mental health as key priorities.

We encourage ACNP Members to review and consider the 26 recommendations, and we commit to working with the NMBA, ANMAC and other relevant bodies constructively, as the peak body for Nurse Practitioners and Advanced Practice Nurses in Australia. The ACNP welcomes the opportunity to address standards, education, and maximising the utilisation of our workforce to improve access to quality care for all populations.  

Website: Government resources for full report

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