WA Practice Nurses Association, Inc.
(ABN: 77 328 742 618)


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Useful Links

    The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) is the organisation responsible for the registration and accreditation of ten health professions across Australia.
  • ANF
    The ANF is the national union for nurses in Australia. A range of policies, guidelines and position statements are available to assist nurses in their places of employment.
  • Australian College of Nursing
    In 2012 the Royal College of Nursing Australia and The College of Nursing unified to become the 'Australian College of Nursing'. ACN is a key national professional nursing organisation open to nurses in all settings and at every stage of their careers. It is also an authorised higher education provider and registered training organisation and the Australian member of the International Council of Nurses.
  • Australian Practice Nurses Association
    A national, professional association, run by Practice Nurses for Practice Nurses.
  • Breast Cancer Network Australia
    Breast Cancer Network Australia offers support and information to patients and provides a network that attempts to ensure that the needs and issues of breast cancer sufferers are addressed.
  • BreastScreen WA
    BSWA provides information about breast cancer and keeps you informed on breast screening mammography services - both rural and metropolitan.
  • Cancer Council Western Australia
    The Cancer Council provides information on cancer and offers support for patients and their families.
  • Curtin University School of Nursing and Midwifery
    The Curtin University School of Nursing and Midwifery offers courses at graduate and postgraduate level.
  • Department of Consumer and Employment Protection
    DOCEP provides information on awards, wages and conditions for Western Australian workers.
  • Department of Health Western Australia
    The Department of Health provides information on issues concerning health services in Western Australia.
  • The Edith Cowan School of Nursing and Public Health
    Edith Cowan University offers courses in nursing and public health at graduate and postgraduate level.
  • Encore
    Encore is a YWCA registered Australia-wide program, conducted for women, by women, to assist those who have had breast cancer.
  • Farmsafe WA
    This campaign targets farmers, rural community members and rural health professionals and focuses on promoting, distributing and evaluating three health and safety resources which were produced by the Australian Centre for Agricultural Health and Safety (AgHealth). The resources in question are:
    • Farm Health and Safety Toolkit for Rural General Practices
    • The Great Idea Bank (not available online)
    • Preventing Falls in Older Farmers
  • Healthfit24.com
    A health directory that may be of interest to members.
  • Primary Health Networks
    PHNs have been established with the key objectives of increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of medical services for patients, particularly those at risk of poor health outcomes,and improving coordination of care to ensure patients receive the right care in the right place at the right time.
  • Melanoma WA
    This site has been created and is maintained by someone living the melanoma journey.
  • Mesothelioma Guide
    Mesothelioma Guide is an advocacy organization dedicated to helping patients diagnosed with asbestos illnesses. The average latency period that mesothelioma takes to develop is anywhere from 20-40 years. Since this period is so long, mesothelioma usually affects older adults in their 60's and 70's. Mesothelioma is a rare disease with an unfortunately short prognosis for most patients,
    making the role of the caregiver priceless. Because Mesothelioma is a rare cancer and very few treat it, we specialize in connecting patients with doctors and treatment options that are best suited for them. Our services and resources are 100% free to patients and family members.
  • National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre
    National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre (NBOCC) is Australia's national authority and source of evidence-based information on breast and ovarian cancer.
  • Nursing in WA
    The Department of Health provides news and information on issues concerning the nursing profession.
  • Office of the Chief Nursing Officer
    The office is a division of the Department of Health and is responsible for leadership, advice, information and guidance on all issues relating to nursing and midwifery.
  • SafetyLine: Online
    Laws, regulations and resources concerning occupational health and safety.
  • Silver Chain
    A private organisation providing many nursing services in the metropolitan community area.
  • Smith & Nephew Australia
    Smith & Nephew manufacture and supply medical equipment.
  • Swap It, Don't Stop It!
    Swap It, Don't Stop It promotes simple, everyday changes people can make to prevent and/or reduce the risk of chronic disease. Please visit www.swapitwa.com.au for the latest information about the campaign.
  • The Mesothelioma Centre
    Australia has the highest incidence of mesothelioma in the world. The Mesothelioma Center is an up-to-date resource for all things mesothelioma ranging from mesothelioma disease to mesothelioma statistics.
  • United Voice
    United Voice is an organisation of Australian workers, united by belief in the dignity of workers and the right to fair and just treatment at work.

WAPNA - Frequently Asked Questions

Question 1. Where can I obtain information about emigrating to Australia and working as a nurse?

Answer. Intending emigrants to Australia should check the web site of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, who will be able to provide detailed advice.

The following web pages provided information that is likely to be of interest to nurses who seek to migrate to Australia. A general overview of immigration to Australia is available here.

Nurses must be registered before they can work in their profession in Australia. Full information on registration can be obtained from the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Board.

You might also wish to check out here for visa options for nurses.

Also, further information pertaining to Nursing in Australia may be obtained from The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). This is the organisation responsible for the registration and accreditation of health professions across Australia. Click here for access to their site for further information

Note that the information provided above was correct in December, 2014, when the response was prepared. Please confirm that it is still accurate by checking with more authoritative websites.

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This information is provided as a service to WAPNA members. Please note that WAPNA offers a point of contact only, as it is not an employment agency.

Application to place a notice of a nursing vacancy may be made by any General Practice that currently employs a WAPNA member or affiliate member. The latter membership category is open to individuals who are not practice nurses, e.g. a general practice manager. Please click here for further information regarding membership (or an application form).

Notices published on this page will be removed after a month or following earlier receipt of advice that the vacancy has been filled.