In December 2012, the National Board approved a new NMBA strategic plan 2013 - 2015. Priorities for the coming year incorporate work towards establishing and improving the requirements of nursing and midwifery regulation within the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (National Scheme or NRAS).
The strategic plan is annually reviewed to assess and reflect changing needs and priorities. It is aligned with the National Board's vision, mission and values. It complements the National Scheme objectives and guiding principles of protecting the public, facilitating workforce flexibility and mobility and provision of high quality and innovative education and training.
Download a PDF copy of this strategic plan (218 KB,PDF).
NRAS objectives - The National Board strategic plan 2013 - 2015 aligns with the NRAS objectives of:
Why we exist - The NMBA strategic plan aligns with the National Board's vision, mission and values as follows:
Stakeholders and partners - These include:
Stakeholders and partners + Core functions + National Board objectives + Finance resources and governance = Key strategic priorities
The National Board identified 10 key strategic priorities to focus its efforts on, and is reflecting on related initiatives in the work plan. The key strategic priorities are:
The National Board has appointed the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) as the independent national accreditation authority for nursing and midwifery for the next five years. This covers the period 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2018. In accordance with the National Law, ANMAC is responsible for the:
The National Board is then responsible for the approval of the ANMAC accreditation standards and the accredited programs of study leading to registration and endorsement.
National Board approved programs of study are listed under Accreditation on our website.