14 May 2015
Nurses and midwives should renew their registration soon to avoid paying a late fee.
More than 360,000 nurses or midwives with general or non-practising registration are due to renew their registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) by 31 May.
More than 50 per cent have already renewed their registration – the majority of them online.
‘It’s great to see the high number of nurses and midwives using our secure online services to renew their registration,’ NMBA Chair, Dr Lynette Cusack RN, said.
‘There is just over two weeks left for registered and enrolled nurses, midwives and nurse practitioners to renew their registration on time.’
As outlined in the National Law1, applications received after the registration expiry date will incur a late payment fee in addition to the annual renewal fee.
Nurses and midwives who do not renew registration within one month of the registration expiry date must, under the National Law, be removed from the national register.
When this happens, your registration will lapse and you will not be able to practise as a nurse or midwife in Australia until a new application is approved.
Once your application to renew registration is received on time, you can continue practising while the application is processed, even if this work is not completed until after 31 May.
Remember – your listing on the national register is evidence to current and prospective employers that you are registered to practise as a nurse and/or midwife.
1The Health Practitioner Regulation National Law, as in force in each state and territory (the National Law).
The following pages on the NMBA website contain useful information for nurses and midwives; and employers:
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