Specialist recognition and the nursing profession

18 Feb 2015

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) have published a new position statement for Specialist recognition and the nursing profession.

On transition to the National Scheme, the NMBA considered the endorsement of a range of nursing specialties and at the time it was decided to limit registration to those under the Health Practitioner Regulation Law as in force in each State and Territory.

The NMBA however, made a commitment to review this matter in 2013 – 2014. A project was initiated to undertake an exploratory study to inform the National Board in relation to the possible need for and value of regulating all health professional specialties for the purpose of registration.

The project has now been completed and we have published the following document:

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