11 Feb 2019
The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) revised Policy for re-entry to practice for nurses and midwives (2019) took effect today.
The re-entry policy enables a consistent approach to decisions relating to people who have previously held registration in Australia as a nurse and/or a midwife and are seeking to re-enter the professions.
The revised policy reflects the findings from an evidence-based review, which aimed to improve the approach to re-entry by making the process clearer for applicants and employers while ensuring public safety.
In summary, the revised policy:
A number of minor changes were also made following feedback from stakeholders to the advance copy.
The re-entry policy supports the Recency of practice registration standard. The re-entry policy is supported by fact sheets and other guidance, including:
These supporting documents are all available on the Re-entry to practice page on the NMBA website.