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Save the Nursing and Midwifery Health Program

Wednesday 3rd October, 2012

Nursing and midwifery registration fees have increased from $47 in 2003, to $80 in 2004, to $95 in 2009, to $115 in 2011 and to $160 in 2012. This is an increase of $113 or 340 per cent in less than nine years.

Despite the unprecedented registration renewal fee increases, the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) is yet to confirm it will fund and expand the successful, evidence-based Nursing and Midwifery Health Program, Victoria (NMHPV) that protects patients and keeps nurses and midwives well and in the workforce.

Victorian nurses and midwives and nursing and midwifery students are calling on the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) to: Confirm it will provide ongoing funding and support for the Nursing and Midwifery Health Program in Victoria and extend the program to other nurses and midwives in all Australian states and territories so that all nurses, midwives, their patients and their employers can benefit.

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