Guidelines

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) provides guidance to nurses and midwives by publishing a range of professional codes and guidelines. These documents:

  • help understand the NMBA’s expectations and requirements; and 
  • provide pathways to meet them.

Guidelines for registration standards

Document PDF Accessible format Date of effect
Guidelines: Continuing Professional Development PDF (211KB) Web page 1 June 2016
Guidelines: For nurses applying for endorsement as a nurse practitioner PDF (129KB) Web page 1 June 2016
Guidelines: For midwives applying for endorsement for scheduled medicines PDF (57.4KB) Web page 1 January 2017

Professional practice guidelines

Document PDF  Accessible format Date of effect
Guideline - Informing a National Board about where you practise  PDF (152 KB)  Word version 
(590 KB,DOCX)
1 August 2018
Guidelines for advertising regulated health services  PDF (155 KB)  Web page  17 March 2014 
Guidelines: Mandatory notifications about registered health practitioners PDF (250 KB) Web page 1 March 2020
Guidelines: Mandatory notifications about registered students PDF (150 KB) Web page 1 March 2020

Safety and quality guidelines for nurse practitioners

Document PDF Accessible format Date of effect
Safety and quality guidelines for nurse practitioners PDF (291KB) Web page
1 June 2016

Safety and quality guidelines for privately practising midwives

Document PDF Accessible format Date of effect
Safety and quality guidelines for privately practising midwives PDF (291KB) Word version 
(412KB,DOCX)
1 January 2017

Related fact sheets

Retired versions

Document PDF Date of effect
Retired version: Guidelines for mandatory notifications  PDF (149KB)  To 29 February 2020 
Retired version: Safety and quality framework for privately practising midwives attending homebirths PDF (291KB) To 31 December 2016
 
 
Page reviewed 6/03/2020