15 Mar 2013
The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia is taking the next step towards auditing nurses and midwives' compliance with Board-approved mandatory registration standards.
On behalf of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (National Board), the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) has developed an audit framework for nursing and midwifery registrants for implementation during this year’s renewal cycle.
When renewing their registration in 2013, a small number of nurses and midwives will be randomly selected to take part. The selected nurses and midwives will be audited for compliance against the National Board’s registration standards of continuing professional development and recency of practice.
The National Board is working with AHPRA and key stakeholders to ensure that participants will be able to gather the necessary evidence to provide to the audit team. Outcomes of this audit will inform the next steps for further developing and refining an audit framework and its subsequent rollout across all National Boards. The National Board will publish on its website more information as the project progresses.
For more information on the audit pilot, please visit the AHPRA website.