ANMF Online Education Programs

The ANMF Federal Office currently offers nurses and midwives 4 separate professional development training rooms to assist you to meet your Professional Development (CPD) requirements for continued registration each year. We offer you best practice information on a number of topics of interest as well as specialised areas of practice. The ANMF regularly adds new training modules to each of its training rooms with the new topics being derived directly from the requests of nurses and midwives.

To access the training rooms or read further information, click on the button or the link for each training room.

ANMF CPD Newsletter April 2015

Registration is definitely on everyone’s mind at the moment including registration requirements for continuing professional development (CPD). We all tend to focus on the CPD hours but there is more to meeting your CPD requirements.

The elements include:

  • Identifying your learning needs and making a plan
  • Reflecting on how the CPD will improve your  practice
  • Evidence of your CPD activities, hours, outcomes and reflections
  • Ensuring that the CPD is directly related to your area of practice.

The ANMF provides a diverse range of endorsed online CPD activities and the resources to meet your CPD requirements.

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The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) has advised that, effective immediately, random audits of nurses and midwives will commence. These audits will not be linked to registration but occur at anytime during the financial year and be retrospective. The audit will be examining:

  1. criminal history
  2. recency of practice
  3. Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII) and
  4. Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

The Aged Care Training Room is a one-stop-shop for nurses whose area of practice is aged care in the residential or community setting. Here you will find over 60 learning activities that address mandatory education, the residential and home care standards and older people’s physical health, mental health, special needs and disability. The ANMF ACTR annual subscription includes access to the CPD learning needs and plan, learning activity reflections and evaluations and a printable log of course completions.
The Body Systems Training Room (BSTR) offers the most comprehensive collection of health education programs. The ANMF’s newest Training Room offers low cost subscription access to a range of CPD courses covering anatomy and physiology, disease and disease management, and medical procedures.
The Continuing Professional Education online training room currently provides over 50 best practice topics including those modules that are deemed mandatory annual competencies by large health organisations and nursing agencies. ANMF, NSWNMA and QNU members currently receive 11 free topics and a free professional development portfolio to provide evidence to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) of participation in CPD annually.
The Online Clinical Simulation for Nurses and Midwives training room offers 3D simulated learning for clinical procedures and currently consists of 32 modules. Each module teaches a different procedure through an interactive simulation, accompanied by a step-by-step text with hyperlinks, a video demonstration, a 3D model of the anatomy encountered during the procedure and a quiz.
The Nurse Pathways Project was established to assist in the provision of more effective career and educational pathways for nursing. It maps current and proposed pathways for career progression within the nursing workforce, commencing at Certificate III qualified roles to Bachelor of Nursing programs producing registered nurses. The Toolkit is provided here FREE for access by education providers.
The Telehealth Online Learning Program will be available free of charge on the ANMF, ACM, APNA, ACNP and CRANAplus websites. The OLP comprises nine individual units which will take up to four hours to complete. Certificates will be awarded upon completion of each separate module as well as a final certificate noting CPD hours.

At the ANMF we value your input and feedback.  We are committed to providing best quality continuing professional education.  This is your website, and your union.

For any inquiries or further information regarding education please contact:
Jodie Davis, ANMF Federal Education Officer