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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 midwives is:

  • Midwife - prescribe scheduled medicines.

Note: Midwife Practitioner - refer Position statement on midwife practitioners

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

Nurse Practitioner

Document name  PDF  Accessible
format 
Document
date 
Registration standard: Endorsement as a nurse practitioner PDF 
(173KB)
Word version
(393KB,DOCX)
1 June 2016
Fact sheet: Endorsement as a nurse practitioner PDF 
(168KB)
Web page 1 June 2016
Safety and quality guidelines for nurse practitioners PDF 
(172KB)
Web page 1 June 2016
Guidelines: For nurses applying for endorsement as a nurse practitioner  PDF 
(129KB)
Web page  1 June 2016
Application for endorsement as a nurse practitioner - AENP-40  PDF 
(1.12MB)
N/A  14 June 2016

Related fact sheets

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 

Midwife – Prescribe Scheduled Medicines

Document name  PDF  Accessible
format 
Document
date 
Registration standard: Endorsement for scheduled medicines for midwives PDF 
(173KB)
Word version 
(395KB,DOCX)
1 January 2017
Application for endorsement for scheduled medicines for midwives - AESM-40  PDF 
(1.18 MB) 
N/A  1 January 2017 
Guidelines: For midwives applying for endorsement for scheduled medicines PDF  
(62.1 KB)
Word version  
(397 KB,DOCX)
1 January 2017
Fact sheet: Endorsement for scheduled medicines for midwives PDF 
(184KB)
Word version 
(412KB,DOCX)
1 January 2017 

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 
(856 KB)
N/A  1 June 2016 

Related fact sheets

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

From 1 January 2017 the Eligible midwife registration standard (2010) will no longer apply.

Midwives who met the previous requirements of the Eligible Midwife registration standard have 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.

From 1 January 2017, a one-step process of applying for endorsement will replace the current two-step process of applying for notation, then endorsement. The transition period is expected to finish at 30 June 2018. When all midwives have transitioned to the endorsement the term ‘eligible midwife’ and notation will no longer be used by the NMBA.

More Information

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

 
 
 
Page reviewed 30/12/2016