Re-entry to practice

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) protects the public by ensuring that anyone who is registered as a nurse and/or midwife is safe and competent to practise. Under the National Law, there is a mandatory requirement for applicants for registration and renewal of registration to meet the NMBA requirements in relation to the nature, extent, period and recency of any previous practice. The NMBA has provided a suite of supporting documents to facilitate a better understanding of the Re-entry to practice policy.

Re-entry to practice policy 

Document PDF Accessible format Date of effect

Policy: Re-entry to practice (2019) 

PDF (340KB) Web page 11 February 2019

Re-entry to practice policy supporting documents

Document PDF Accessible format Date of effect
Fact sheet: Re-entry to practice (2019) PDF (266KB) Web page 11 February 2019
Fact sheet: Provisional registration information for health services and employers PDF (241KB) Web page 11 February 2019
Fact sheet: Provisional registration information for nurses and midwives PDF (289KB) Web page 11 February 2019
Supervision guidelines for nursing and midwifery PDF (254KB) Word version 
(407 KB,DOCX)
1 September 2015

Enrolled nurse supporting documents

Document Accessible format Date of effect

Mapping template - Enrolled nurse standards for practice

Please note this is a fillable form which may not display correctly in some browsers. If this is the case, after you have clicked the link you will need to open the PDF directly from your downloads folder.
PDF (497KB)  11 February 2019
Supervision agreement template  Word version
(260 KB,DOC) 
1 September 2015  
Supervised practice plan - Enrolled nurse Word version 
(310 KB,DOC)
1 January 2016
Supervisor's formative report template - Enrolled nurse Word version 
(680 KB,DOC)
1 January 2016
Supervisor summative report - Enrolled nurse Word version 
(921 KB,DOC)
1 January 2016

Registered nurse supporting documents

Document Accessible format Date of effect

Mapping template - Registered nurse standards for practice 

Please note this is a fillable form which may not display correctly in some browsers. If this is the case, after you have clicked the link you will need to open the PDF directly from your downloads folder.
PDF (491KB)  11 February 2019
Supervision agreement template  Word version
(260 KB,DOC) 
1 September 2015 
Supervised practice plan – Registered nurse Word version 
(312 KB,DOC)
1 September 2015
Supervisor's formative report template – Registered nurse Word version 
(677 KB,DOC)
1 September 2015
Supervisor summative report – Registered nurse Word version 
(884 KB,DOC)
June 2016

Midwife supporting documents

Document Accessible format Date of effect

Mapping template - Midwife standards for practice

Please note this is a fillable form which may not display correctly in some browsers. If this is the case, after you have clicked the link you will need to open the PDF directly from your downloads folder.
PDF (490KB)  11 February 2019 
Supervision agreement template  Word version
(260 KB,DOC) 
1 September 2015
Supervised practice plan template – Midwife Word version 
(320 KB,DOCX)
11 February 2019
Supervisor's formative report template – Midwife Word version 
(712 KB,DOC)
11 February 2019
Supervisor summative report template – Midwife Word version 
(880 KB,DOC)
11 February 2019

Retired versions

Document PDF Accessible format Date of effect
Retired: Policy: Re-entry to practice PDF (316KB) Web page 1 September 2015 to 10 February 2019
Retired: Fact sheet: Re-entry to practice PDF (341KB) Word version 
(207 KB,DOCX)
1 September 2015 to 10 February 2019
Retired: Framework for assessing supervised practice re-entry PDF (134KB) Word version
(397 KB,DOCX)
1 September 2015 to 10 February 2019
Retired: Re-entry to practice self-assessment questionnaire - Enrolled nurse Word version
(709 KB,DOC) 
1 January 2016 to 10 February 2019
Retired: Re-entry to practice self-assessment questionnaire - Registered nurse Word version
(998 KB,DOC)
15 July 2016 to 10 February 2019
Retired: Re-entry to practice self-assessment questionnaire - Midwife Word version
(850 KB,DOC)
1 September 2015 to 10 February 2019
Retired: Policy: Re-entry to practice PDF (354KB) To 31 August 2015
Retired: Framework for assessing supervised practice re-entry PDF (216KB)  Web page To 31 August 2015

 

 
 
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