21 Jun 2019
Nurses and midwives who are yet to renew their registration must do so before 1 July 2019 to keep practising.
Nurses and midwives who do not renew before 1 July will have lapsed registration and their name will be removed from the national Register of Nurses and Midwives, meaning they can no longer practise.
Inclusion on the national register for nurses and midwives is proof to current and prospective employers of being registered to practise as a nurse or midwife. Registration keeps the public safe in the knowledge that nurses and midwives are qualified and competent to practise.
Nurses and midwives need to ensure they tick the ‘I’m not a robot box’ on the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) website when logging in to access online renewal. This additional step means you can have greater confidence in the security of our online services.
Last year nurses and midwives were informed that paper certificates will no longer be mailed after you renew your registration from this year. This further encourages the use of the online Register of Nurses and Midwives, which is updated daily.
The online register is the safest and most up-to-date way for nurses, midwives and employers to check their registration. If required, you will be able to print a certificate from the online portal in the registration renewal area of the website.
Individuals whose registration lapses after 1 July will need to make a new application for registration. They will no longer appear on the national Register of Nurses and Midwives and will not be able to practise.
Renew online today – it’s a simple process.