Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia - Nursing and midwifery regulation at work in Australia, 2014/15
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Nursing and midwifery regulation at work in Australia, 2014/15

08 Apr 2016

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (the NMBA) has released its report for 2014/15.

In 2014/15 the NMBA focused on the development of a number of registration standards and guidelines including five mandatory registration standards across both the nursing and midwifery professions. The NMBA also finalised its work on the Enrolled nurse standards for practice, which replaced the Enrolled nurse competency standards on 1 January 2016.

Stakeholder engagement remained a key priority for the NMBA with the first national conference held as well as a number of consultations and workforce surveys.


  • 370,303 nurses and midwives registered in Australia on 30 June 2015. 
  • 89.5% of nurses are female. 
  • 26% of nurses and midwives are aged between 50 and 59. 
  • 57% increase in midwives with scheduled medicine endorsement. 
  • Review completed of five mandatory registration standards. 
  • First national conference held. 
  • 492 mandatory notifications; a 21% decrease compared to 2013/14. 
  • 72% of panel hearings resulted in disciplinary action. 
  • 79% of tribunal hearings led to disciplinary action. 
  • 250 cases of immediate action.

Download a copy of the report below:

Download a PDF of the report.
Nursing and Midwifery regulation at work in Australia - 2014/15 (37.6 KB,PDF), Word version (92.2 KB,DOCX)

Page reviewed 8/04/2016