International Nurse Regulators Collaborative (INRC)
The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia is part of the International Nurse Regulators Collaborative (INRC). In 2011, the National Board signed an MOU with nursing and midwifery regulators from Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United States of America, Singapore and United Kingdom.
The purpose of the INRC is to cooperate and form closer links between the regulatory organisations, to develop standards, exchange information and knowledge and develop joint research projects. Representatives of the National Board attended an INRC forum hosted in Ottawa Canada in November 2013 and in Geneva in May 2014.
INRC position statement on social media use
The National Board acknowledges the work of the INRC is establishing a position statement on social media use – common expectations for nurses.
While the obligations of nurses when using social media will not be measured against the INRC statement on social media use, it is a helpful tool for those looking for further guidance.
International Confederation of Midwives (ICM)
16 February 2012
At a meeting of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia on 15 December 2011, the Board commended the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) for developing:
- ICM Global Standards for Midwifery Regulation (2011)
- ICM Global Standards for Midwifery Education (2010)
- ICM Global Standards for Midwifery Education (2010) - Companion Guidelines.
View the ICM global standards on the IMC website.
General Communiqués are issued by the Board from time to time communicate particular changes.