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Endorsements

Notations

Endorsements

The endorsement of registration identifies registered nurses and midwives with additional qualifications and specific expertise who meet the requirements of the relevant registration standard.

The National Board endorsements for registered nurses are:

  • Registered Nurse - supply scheduled medicines (rural and isolated practice), and
  • Nurse Practitioner – includes prescribing scheduled medicines.

The National Board endorsement for registered midwives is:

  • Eligible Midwife - prescribe scheduled medicines.

Note: Midwife Practitioner - refer Position statement on midwife practitioners 7 April 2011

For more information about endorsement of registration, please refer to the following documents.

Nurse Practitioner

Document name  PDF  Accessible
format 
Document
date 
Endorsement as a nurse practitioner registration standard  PDF (257KB) Web page  4 April 2011 
Guidelines on endorsement as a nurse practitioner  PDF (398KB) Web page  4 April 2011 
Nurse practitioner - Requirements for portfolio - Pathway 1  PDF (414KB) Web page  13 December 2013 
Nurse practitioner - Requirements for portfolio - Pathway 2  PDF (168KB)  Web page  13 December 2013
Application for endorsement as a nurse practitioner - AENP-40  PDF (1.12MB) N/A  16 December 2013

See related information in the following web pages:

Registered Nurse – Supply Scheduled Medicines (rural and isolated practice)

Document name  PDF  Accessible
format
Document
date 
Nursing and Midwifery Board registration standard - Endorsement for scheduled medicines registered nurses (rural and isolated practice)  PDF (226KB) Web page 30 March 2011 
Application for endorsement for scheduled medicines (rural & isolated pract) registered nurses - AESR-04  PDF (387KB)  N/A 30 March 2011 

Eligible Midwife – Prescribe Scheduled Medicines

Document name  PDF  Accessible
format 
Document
date 
Registration standard for endorsement for scheduled medicines for midwives  PDF (307KB)  Web page  31 March 2011 
Guidelines and assessment framework for registration standard for eligible midwives and registration standard for endorsement for scheduled medicines for eligible midwives  PDF (488KB) N/A 26 October 2010 
Application for endorsement for scheduled medicines for midwives - AESM-04  PDF (387KB)  N/A  31 March 2011 

Notations

Nurse Practitioner

Refer to the table below on notations.

Document name  PDF  Accessible
format 
Document
date 
Application for addition of notation as an enrolled nurse or nurse practitioner - ANMV-04  PDF (798KB)  N/A  13 December 2013 
Explanatory statement: Nurse practitioner category notation (Victoria)  PDF (142KB)  Web page  31 March 2011 

See related information in the following web pages:

You can also read the Nurse practitioner notation explanatory statement and FAQ under FAQ and fact sheets on the National Board website

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

Find out more information on nurses with a sole qualification in mental health nursing, paediatric nursing or disability nursing.

Eligible Midwife

The National Board also recognises those midwives that meet the requirements of the Eligible Midwife registration standard with a notation on their registration. The notation states:

Eligible midwife competent to provide pregnancy, labour, birth and post natal care and qualified to provide the associated services and order diagnostic investigations required for midwifery practice, in accordance with relevant State and Territory legislation.

Eligible midwife, but NOT qualified to obtain endorsement under section 94 to prescribe Schedule 2, 3, 4 & 8 medicines required for midwifery practice in accordance with State and Territory legislation
.

These eligible midwives are endorsed to prescribe scheduled medicines when they successfully complete a Board-approved program of study for prescribing midwifery medicines.

For more information about notation on registration, please refer to the following documents.

Document name  PDF  Accessible
format 
Document
date 
Application for addition of notation as an eligible midwife application form ANMW-40  PDF (653KB)  N/A  12 May 2011 
Guidelines and assessment framework for registration standard for eligible midwives and registration standard for endorsement for scheduled medicines for eligible midwives  PDF (488KB)  N/A 26 October 2010 
Nursing and midwifery national prescribing formulary for midwives  PDF (418KB)  Web page 31 August 2011 

Endorsement as an Eligible Midwife to prescribe medicines - refer to Eligible Midwife - Prescribe Scheduled Medicines section above.

More Information

For more information, please see the Registration and Endorsement section or FAQ