Calvary joins APNA

Aged care provider Calvary joins the nurse professional body Australian Primary Heath Care Nurses Association.

More than 900 aged care nurses are set to gain from Calvary becoming a member of the Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association, the professional body for nurses working outside of hospitals.

Under the agreement, Calvary registered nurses working in residential aged care, home care and telehealth settings will gain access to APNA’s range of member benefits, including:

  • up-to-date education and resources
  • latest industry news and guidelines 
  • advice and support.

The agreement includes the provision of professional support from the APNA nurse support line, staffed by senior registered nurses. Available via telephone or email, the support line shares up-to-date information, best practice and clinical advice.

Nurses will also be able to access an annual program of educational events and online learning programs to help build their skills across various areas including leadership and chronic disease management.

APNA president Karen Booth said investing in developing the nursing workforce will help deliver a healthier Australia through best-practice nursing.

Karen Booth

“These nurses play a vital role in our community, providing quality care to people requiring residential care and home care services,” said Ms Booth in a statement. “We look forward to warmly welcoming our new Calvary nurse members and encourage them to reach out to APNA whenever they need support, advice, or just a friendly ear.”

Kerryn Vine-Camp, Calvary’s national director of people and corporate services, said the APNA membership would provide its nurses with immediate support in their day-to-day roles as well as assisting them in developing and growing their professional development pathways within Calvary.

“They have given an extraordinary level of dedication to supporting our residents and clients, including under often under unprecedented circumstances during Covid-19,” said Ms Vine-Champ. “We are delighted to help acknowledge and support them with this APNA membership.”

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