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Continuing professional development is the means by which members of the profession maintain, improve and broaden their knowledge, expertise and competence, and develop the personal and professional qualities required throughout their professional lives.
The CPD cycle involves reviewing practice, identifying learning needs, planning and participating in relevant learning activities and reflecting on the value of those activities (ANMC, 2009)
The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency is the organisation responsible for the registration and accreditation of 15 health professions across Australia.
The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia requires every registered nurse and midwife to undertake a of 20 hours of Continuing Professional Development per year to maintain their registration.
For those with dual registration, 20 hours per annum is required in respect to each registration, except for nurse practitioners who require and additional 10 hours of CPD.
All of the modules provided by MNCPD (as part of HealthStaffEd Pty Ltd and endorsed by HealthStaffEd) have been developed for midwives and nurses and meet all of the requirement for Continuing Professional Development activities as set out by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
For registered nurses, registered midwives and nurse practitioners, in order to maintain your registration, CPD must be undertaken and the CPD undertaken must be relevant to your ‘context of practice’. The amount of CPD you are required to undertake is:
The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia recommends that you keep your evidence of CPD activities for a period of five years.
MNCPD provides all members with access to your own ePortfolio. Your ePortfolio will automatically log all MNCPD modules. You can:
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