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Nursing and Midwifery

Professional Associations and Guidelines

Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council Inc.
ANMAC facilitates a national approach to Nursing and Midwifery helping protect the health and safety of the community by promoting high quality standards for nursing and midwifery education.

Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation
The web site of the nurses union in Australia.

National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards
The primary aims of the NSQHS Standards are to protect the public from harm and to improve the quality of health service provision.

Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA)
The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia is responsible for the registration of nurses and midwives in Australia and has developed standards for applicants.

NMBA Codes, Guidelines and Statements
Full text of many codes, professional practice guidelines and competency standards available from this website.

Australian College of Nursing (ACN)
The web site of the Royal College of Nursing, the professional organization representing nurses from all practice areas in Australia.

Useful health websites

Websites useful to obtain health reports and policies via health organisations and government departments:

Victorian Government Health Information

Health Status of Victorians
Health Strategies for the Victorian Government

Federal Government Health Information

National Health and Medical Research Council
Department of Health

Health Management & Policy

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)
Analysis & Policy Observatory

Health Promotion

Australian Health Promotion Association
Healthy Lifestyle - Mayo Clinic

Public Health

Health Direct Australia
Australian Centre on Quality of Life

Indigenous Health

National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation
Lowitja Institute

ABC Health Coverage

Health Updates is a weekly online alert about recent ABC health coverage.
Health Report presented on Radio National each Monday at 5:30 pm

Useful websites for Nursing information

ACI (Agency for Clinical Innovation) NSW
Great source of information on hospitals, research, publications, discussion groups, news and events, government information.

ECG Library
An Australian resource developed by health professionals providing a broad range of ECG examples.

Medical Director
A valuable Australian site with many links to quality resources.

National Rural Health Alliance
Including fact sheets, policy documents, conferences and seminars, this site supports equal health outcomes and quality health services for all Australians.

Nursing in Victoria
A web site maintained by the Victorian government.