Direct supervision: the supervisor is actually present and personally observes, works with, guides and directs the person who is being supervised.
Entry to practice pre-registration program: a program of study accredited by ANMAC and approved by the NMBA that enables the student to meet the NMBA’s educational requirement for registration or enrolment.
Level 1 - Direct Supervision: the supervisor takes direct and principal responsibility for the nursing or midwifery care provided (e.g. assessment and/or treatment of individual patients/clients).
Level 2 - Indirect supervision: the supervisor and supervisee share the responsibility for individual patients. The supervisor is easily contactable and is available to observe and discuss the nursing or midwifery care the supervisee is delivering.
NMBA approved program of study: a program of study accredited by ANMAC and approved by the NMBA.
Non-practising registration: a type of registration available to practitioners who have previously held general registration in a profession, but who do not wish to practise the profession during the registration period. The National Law states that a practitioner who holds non-practising registration in a profession must not practise the profession.
Practice: any role, whether remunerated or not, in which the individual uses their skills and knowledge as a nurse or midwife...practice is not restricted to the provision of direct clinical care. It also includes working in a direct non-clinical relationship with clients, working in management, administration, education, research, advisory, regulatory or policy development roles, and any other roles that impact on safe, effective delivery of services in the profession and/or use of their professional skills.
Re-entry program: a program of study accredited by ANMAC and approved by the NMBA as preparation for nurses and midwives for re-entry to the register after a lapse in practice and removal from the register for a period exceeding the requirement in the Recency of practice registration standard. It contains both a theoretical and a clinical experience component.
Recency of practice: that a practitioner has maintained an adequate connection with, and recent practice in, the profession since qualifying or obtaining registration.
Recent graduate: a person applying for registration for the first time whose qualification for registration was awarded not more than two years prior to the date of application for registration.
Recognition of prior learning (RPL): a process by which the individual’s formal and informal learning is assessed to determine the extent to which that individual has achieved the required learning outcomes, competency outcomes, or standards for entry to, and/or partial or total completion of a qualification.
Supervised practice: a period of practice under level 1 or 2 supervision that is equivalent to the minimum amount of practice required to demonstrate recency of practice (minimum of 450 hours of practice within the past five years). Where supervised practice is required, it is the responsibility of the applicant to arrange a placement that meets the requirements of the NMBA, which are identified in the supervised practice guidelines.
Supervised practice must take place in a health setting that provides clinical experience placements for education providers delivering NMBA-approved programs of study leading to registration as a nurse or midwife.