Professional organisations and standards (Nursing and midwifery)
National organisations Australia and Pacific
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of AustraliaThe National Board is proud to support the work of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Strategy Group for the National Scheme. Working in collaboration with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health sector leaders and organisations, National Boards, AHPRA and accreditation authorities, the Strategy Group aims to achieve equity in health between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and other Australians.
International Council of NursesThe International Council of Nurses is a federation of more than 130 national nurses associations, representing the more than 20 million nurses worldwide.
World Health Organization (WHO)WHO works worldwide to promote health, keep the world safe, and serve the vulnerable.
Our goal is to ensure that a billion more people have universal health coverage, to protect a billion more people from health emergencies, and provide a further billion people with better health and well-being.
Nursing & related standards (Australia)
Nursing and Midwifery Board (NMBA) Professional StandardsNurses and midwives must be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA), and meet the NMBA's professional standards in order to practise in Australia.
Professional standards define the practice and behaviour of nurses and midwives and include:
codes of conduct,
standards for practice, and
codes of ethics.
National Nursing and Midwifery Digital Health Capability FrameworkAustralia's largest healthcare workforce of nurses and midwives are increasingly using digital health technologies in the delivery of safe, quality and person-centred care.The nursing and midwifery framework sets up a pathway for building digital health capability and leadership to deliver contemporary care.
Australian College of Midwives Standards and GuidelinesThe Australian College of Midwives (ACM) is a national not-for-profit membership organisation and the peak professional body for midwives in Australia. Midwives should be aware of, and abide by the regulatory and professional standards and codes as set by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia and the International Confederation of Midwives. In addition the ACM has developed a number of Standards and Guidelines to aid midwives' practice.