Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia - Revised registration standards approved
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Revised registration standards approved

30 Oct 2015

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia’s (the NMBA) revised registration standards for registered nurses, midwives and enrolled nurses were approved by the Australian Health Workforce Ministerial Council on 27 August 2015.

The revised registration standards1 are for:

  • professional indemnity insurance (PII) arrangements 
  • recency of practice, and 
  • continuing professional development (CPD).

Commencement dates for the all the standards will be 1 June 2016 to align with the registration renewal period and replace the existing standards.

Please refer to the AHPRA Registration Standards page for more information.

The standards will be published on 1 February 2016 and further information will be available on the NMBA website.

The standards were revised after a scheduled review, which included a public consultation. National Boards today published consultation reports providing a summary of the consultation process, rationale for any changes and proposed way forward, including areas where further work is planned. The submissions to the public consultation will be published on the NMBA’s website.

Additional resources about the revised standards

The following additional resources about the revised standards are available on the AHPRA website.

  • letters of approval
  • consultation reports:
    • Continuing professional development registration standard 
    • Recency of practice registration standard 
    • Professional indemnity insurance arrangements registration standard
  • common FAQs and timetable for commencement

1Registration standards define the requirements that applicants and registrants in the regulated professions need to meet to be registered.

Page reviewed 30/10/2015