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NMBA thanks nurses on International Nurses Day

10 May 2024

This International Nurses Day the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) thanks nurse practitioners, registered nurses and enrolled nurses and acknowledges the impact of the largest health profession in Australia. 

For this year’s celebration, the campaign of Our Nurses. Our Future. focuses on the economic power of care and demonstrates how strategic investment in nursing can bring considerable economic and societal benefits.

Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, Adjunct Professor (Practice) Alison McMillan PSM, marked the occasion by speaking to the creation of a national strategic approach to nursing policy through the National Nursing Workforce Strategy.   

‘Thank you to every nurse providing high quality care across metropolitan, regional, remote and rural areas,’ says Adjunct Professor McMillan. 

‘Through development of the strategy, we are committed to setting out clear and ambitious directions for the long-term to ensure the nursing workforce is equipped, enabled and supported to deliver person centred, evidence based, compassionate and culturally safe care.’ 

‘It will allow for nurses to work to their full scope of practice to address Australia's current and future health and aged care needs.’ 

NMBA Chair, Adjunct Professor Veronica Casey AM, acknowledges the generosity and expertise nurses display when serving our communities each day. ‘Happy International Nurses Day from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia and thank you to all nurses.’

‘I’d like everyone to take a moment to recognise the incredible work of our front-line workers and shine a light on the investment being made into establishing a sustainable and diverse workforce.’

‘Today, please celebrate and acknowledge your colleagues and yourselves.’ 

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