Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia - Revised Re-entry to practice policy
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Revised Re-entry to practice policy

03 Sep 2015

The revised Re-entry to practice policy took effect on 1 September 2015.

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) has recently published a revised policy on re-entry to practice along with supporting materials to help practitioners understand the new requirements.

The revised policy provides information for nurses and midwives who are seeking general registration but do not meet the Recency of practice registration standard. This includes those who:

  • have had a lapse in practice of five years or more
  • have held non-practising registration for five or more years, or
  • are no longer on the register.

Provisional registration

As part of the policy revision, the NMBA has also approved provisional registration for nurses and midwives who are no longer registered and are applying to re-enter practice as a nurse or midwife.

Provisional registration will also be available from today.

Supporting documents

The NMBA has published a suite of supporting documents to facilitate a better understanding of the Re-entry to practice policy. The below listed documents are available on the NMBA website under re-entry to practice

  • Framework: assessment of re-entry to practice*
  • Fact sheet: re-entry to practice
  • Supervision guidelines for nursing and midwifery
  • Supervision agreement
  • Supervision plan template: Registered nurse
  • Supervision plan template: Enrolled nurse
  • Supervision plan template: Midwife
  • Self-assessment questionnaire: Registered nurse
  • Self-assessment questionnaire: Enrolled nurse
  • Self-assessment questionnaire: Midwife
  • Formative report template: Registered nurse
  • Formative report template: Enrolled nurse
  • Formative report template: Midwife
  • Summative report template: Registered nurse
  • Summative report template: Enrolled nurse
  • Summative report template: Midwife

For more information

  • Visit the NMBA website
  • For registration enquiries: 1300 419 495 (within Australia) +61 03 9275 9009 (overseas callers)
  • For media enquiries: (03) 8708 9200
Page reviewed 3/09/2015