Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia

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Recency of practice

Recency of practice means that a nurse or midwife has maintained an adequate connection with, and recent practice in nursing and/or midwifery since qualifying for, or obtaining registration.

Registration standard

The revised Registration standard: Recency of practice came into effect on 1 June 2016.

Document name PDF Accessible format Date of effect
Registration standard: Recency of practice PDF
(171KB)
Word version
(391KB,DOCX)
1 June 2016

Additional documents

The following additional document has been developed to supplement the Registration standard: Recency of practice by providing further information to nurses and midwives regarding the NMBA’s expectations and requirements.

Document name PDF Accessible format Date of effect
Fact sheet: Recency of practice PDF 
(91.8KB)
Web page 1 June 2016

Consultation process

The revised Registration standard: Recency of practice was developed after a review of the existing standard, which included public consultation. The consultation report provides an overview of the consultation process, rationale for any changes and sets out the proposed way forward, including areas where further work is planned.

Document name PDF Accessible format Document date
Consultation report: Recency of practice PDF 
(109KB)
Word version 
(80.0KB,DOCX)
30 October 2015

Retired version

Document name PDF Date of effect
Retired version: Recency of practice registration standard PDF
(203KB)
To 31 May 2016
 
 
 
Page reviewed 7/02/2017