AusBN – The Australian government has announced that it will invest A$6.4 million into nursing through its primary healthcare programme.
The government has partnered with the Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA) to boost the number of nurses working in health services.
Funds will be provided by the government over a period of three years and will enable APNA to deliver nursing services into general practices and primary healthcare.
Australian minister for Health Sussan Ley said: “Nurses will be encouraged to move into primary health care through a new national ‘transition to practice’ pilot.
“The Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association as the peak body for nurses working in general practice and primary health care is uniquely positioned to offer the programme of activities.”