Nurses & Recency of Practice  Registration Standard!

Nurses & Recency of Practice Registration Standard!

Nurses are still talking about the Recency of Practice Registration standard- effective from 1st June and specifically, are wanting to know does it apply to them!  A copy of the registration standard and some key highlights are listed below! Don’t forget you should retain records as evidence that you meet the requirements of this standard for five years in case you are audited. The Nurses for Nurses Network has a great CPD Portfolio to assist you in retaining your evidence should you be audited.

Well  this is who this registration standard applies to:

  • ‘All enrolled nurses, registered nurses and midwives 
  • Applicants for registration as an enrolled nurse or registered nurse or a midwife 
  •  Registered nurses and midwives applying for an endorsement, and
  •  Enrolled nurses, registered nurses and midwives renewing registration including those with an endorsement.

This standard does not apply to those with non-practising registration or to recent graduates or students of nursing or midwifery’. You do not need to meet this registration standard if you are a recent graduate applying for registration for the first time.

‘Your practice hours will be recognised as meeting this standard if:

you hold or have held current and valid registration with a recognised nursing or midwifery regulatory authority (either in Australia or overseas), or

your role involves the application of nursing and/or midwifery knowledge and skills, or

you have carried out postgraduate education leading to an award or qualification that is relevant to the practice of nursing and/or midwifery’

Nurses and midwives in clinical practice

Enrolled nurses, registered nurses and midwives will fulfil the recency of practice requirements if they can demonstrate one or more of the following:

• Completion of a minimum of 450 hours of practice within the past five years

• Successful completion of a program or assessment approved by the NMBA

• Successful completion of a period of supervised practice approved by the NMBA.

Nurses and midwives in non-clinical practice

Nurses and midwives working in non-clinical practice are required to meet the recency of practice standard. If you have recent clinical practice you are deemed to be recent in non-clinical practice.  Also note the statement in the standard

‘Your practice hours will be recognised as meeting this standard if:

• you hold or have held current and valid registration with a recognised nursing or midwifery regulatory authority (either in Australia or overseas), or

• your role involves the application of nursing and/or midwifery knowledge and skills’

Recency of Practice

The Nurses for Nurses Network provides great information and CPD  on an array of nursing topics including  our Registration Standards care in a range  of easy learning ways including webinars and quizzes on the  latest information that Nurses need to know – remember the Nurses for Nurses Network was created by Australian Nurses for Nurses !  www.nursesfornurses.com.au

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