Consultations open for recency of practice and nurse practitioner standards

13 Jul 2020

Today the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (the NMBA) opened public consultations on the proposed Registration standard: Recency of practice and Nurse practitioner standards for practice.

Registration standard: Recency of practice

The NMBA has opened public consultation on the proposed revised Registration standard: Recency of practice.

The proposed revised standard provides more flexibility for practitioners to meet the recency of practice requirements with the ability to meet the requirements of the standard over two, three or five years. This aligns the NMBA with other national boards and international regulators. The proposed revised standard incorporates changes to recency of practice requirements for recent graduates, clarity for deferred graduates and for those who have been absent from the profession for 10 or more years.

To have your say, please visit the Consultations section of the NMBA website to read the proposed Recency of practice registration standard and the public consultation document, before responding to the feedback questions via the online survey link. The consultation closes on Monday 31 August 2020.

Nurse practitioner standards for practice

The NMBA has proposed changes to the Nurse practitioner standards for practice. The changes are based on a systematic review of literature on the regulation and standards of nurse practitioner practice, as well as a preliminary consultation with key stakeholders.

The proposed changes include:

  • an update to key definitions including ‘advanced practice’ and ‘nurse practitioner’
  • the inclusion of ‘culturally safe and respectful practice,’ and
  • aligning the presentation and language of the standards with other NMBA standards.

More changes are outlined in the public consultation document.

To have your say, please visit the Consultations section of the NMBA website to read the proposed Nurse practitioner standards for practice and the public consultation paper, before responding to the feedback questions via the online survey link. The consultation closes on Monday 31 August 2020.

 
 
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