Current Consultations

The National Board undertakes wide-ranging consultation on proposals that affect the nursing and midwifery professions.

Where there are consultations open for input, they will be shown below.

Where there are consultations which have closed, they will be shown under Past Consultations along with the submissions that were received.

Proposed change to definitions relating to advanced practice

The NMBA is consulting on a proposed change to definitions relating to advanced practice.

The NMBA currently has two definitions related to advanced practice: advanced nursing practice and advanced practice nurse. These definitions are set out within the NMBA Nurse practitioner standards for practice and the Registration standard: Endorsement as a nurse practitioner. The definitions are also found in the Nurse practitioner accreditation standards.

The NMBA is proposing the following changes to the current definitions:

  1. The current definition of advanced nursing practice will be replaced by the proposed definition of advanced practice for use by the NMBA and the nursing profession more broadly, and
  2. The current definition of advanced practice nurse which describes the ongoing requirements of a nurse practitioner will be will be replaced by a definition of a nurse practitioner.

The NMBA will consider the feedback received in the public consultation phase when finalising the advanced practice definition.

Background information

Have your say

You are invited to provide your feedback to the questions in the consultation paper using the Response form template by email close of business on Friday 19 April 2019.

How your submission is treated

The NMBA publishes submissions on its website to encourage discussion and inform the community and stakeholders. However, the NMBA will not publish on its website, or make available to the public, submissions that contain offensive or defamatory comments or which are outside the scope of the consultation.

Before publication, the NMBA may remove personally-identifying information from submissions, including contact details. The views expressed in the submissions are those of the individuals or organisations who submit them and their publication does not imply any acceptance of, or agreement with, these views by the NMBA.

The NMBA also accepts submissions made in confidence. These submissions will not be published on the website or elsewhere. Submissions may be confidential because they include personal experiences or other sensitive information. Any request for access to a confidential submission will be determined in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth), which has provisions designed to protect personal information and information given in confidence.

Please let the NMBA know if you do not want your submission published, or want all or part of it treated as confidential.

The Boards publish submissions received on their websites to encourage discussion and inform the community and stakeholders, unless requested otherwise. There may be circumstances under which submissions may not be published. Please refer to the consultation paper for details of how submissions will be treated. Submissions received in response to a consultation are published under Past Consultations.

Page reviewed 8/03/2019