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Fact sheet: Nurses with a sole qualification in mental health nursing, paediatric nursing or disability nursing

Download a PDF copy of the Fact sheet: Nurses with a sole qualification in mental health nursing, paediatric nursing or disability nursing (246 KB,PDF).

Background

Before the commencement of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (National Scheme), each state and territory used a different approach for the registration of nurses with a sole qualification in mental health nursing, paediatric nursing or disability nursing. As a result, registrants with a sole qualification in one of these three areas of nursing transitioned differently into the National Scheme. This resulted in variations in how registrant details were displayed on the national register

In 2012, the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) introduced changes to notations to ensure that registered nurses with similar qualifications and expertise in mental health nursing, paediatric nursing or disability nursing hold the same registration type for consistency.

Nurses with a sole qualification in mental health nursing, paediatric nursing or disability nursing, who transitioned into the National Scheme, are now registered with general registration type and no condition. Their registration will also have the respective notation of:

  • ‘solely qualified in the area of mental health nursing 
  • ‘solely qualified in the area of paediatric nursing’, or 
  • ‘solely qualified in the area of disability nursing’

This also applies for internationally qualified nurses.

  • Lodge an online enquiry form 
  • For registration enquiries: 1300 419 495 (within Australia) +61 3 8708 9001 (overseas callers)
 
 
 
 
Page reviewed 6/01/2017