Guidelines

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) provides guidance to nurses and midwives by publishing a range of professional codes and guidelines. These documents:

  • help understand the NMBA’s expectations and requirements; and 
  • provide pathways to meet them.

Guidelines for registration standards

Document PDF Accessible format Date of effect
Guidelines: Continuing Professional Development PDF (211KB) Web page 1 June 2016
Guidelines: For nurses applying for endorsement as a nurse practitioner PDF (129KB) Web page 1 June 2016
Guidelines: For midwives applying for endorsement for scheduled medicines PDF (57.4KB) Web page 1 January 2017

Professional practice guidelines

Document PDF  Accessible format Date of effect
Guideline - Informing a National Board about where you practise  PDF (152 KB)  Word version 
(590 KB,DOCX)
1 August 2018
Advance copy: Guidelines for advertising a regulated health service – in effect from 14 December 2020

For more information see Advertising resources
PDF (235 KB) Forthcoming 14 December 2020
Guidelines for advertising regulated health services  PDF (155 KB)  Web page  17 March 2014 
Guidelines: Mandatory notifications about registered health practitioners* PDF (250 KB) Web page 1 March 2020
Guidelines: Mandatory notifications about registered students** PDF (150 KB) Web page 1 March 2020
Guidelines: Registered health practitioners and students in relation to blood-borne viruses
PDF (1.32 MB Word version 
(952 KB,DOCX)
6 July 2020

Safety and quality guidelines for nurse practitioners

Document PDF Accessible format Date of effect
Safety and quality guidelines for nurse practitioners PDF (291KB) Web page
1 June 2016

Safety and quality guidelines for privately practising midwives

Document PDF Accessible format Date of effect
Safety and quality guidelines for privately practising midwives PDF (291KB) Word version 
(412KB,DOCX)
1 January 2017

Related fact sheets

Retired versions

Document PDF Date of effect
Retired version: Guidelines for mandatory notifications  PDF (149KB)  To 29 February 2020 
Retired version: Safety and quality framework for privately practising midwives attending homebirths PDF (291KB) To 31 December 2016

*The Guidelines: Mandatory notifications about registered health practitioners have been updated on 29 June 2020 to include minor formatting and word changes and changes to the flowcharts on pages 20, 22 and 26 of the guidelines.

**The Guidelines: Mandatory notifications about registered students have been updated on 29 June 2020 to include minor formatting and word changes and sections 39 and 40 of the National Law in Appendix A.

 
 
Page reviewed 17/11/2020