Work in the Nursing Profession Activity
1. Research the significance of the following professional organisations and provide details on – What does the acronym stand for? What does the organisation do?
• ANMAC - The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council
ANMAC develops national competency standards for nursing and midwifery education to facilitate the health and safety of the community. It accredits nursing and midwifery programs, courses taught by education providers under the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme. The skills of internationally qualified nurses and midwives are assessed by ANMAC to determine whether they need to undertake further education to become eligible for Australian standards ((ANMAC),…show more content… • AHPRA – Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency regulates the national legislation under the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme for 10 health professions in Australia. It supports the National Boards to set standards and policies that all registered health practitioners must meet to protect the public. AHPRA publishes national registers of practitioners and manages the registration and renewal processes for health practitioners and students. The public can make a complaint about a registered health practitioner or student to their offices situated in each state and territory. Therefore, primary duty of AHPRA is to protect public by supporting 14 National Boards (Agency, 2011).
2. In 300-400 words (for each) discuss the impact that the following individuals have had on nursing history.
Florence nightingale was born on the 12th of may 1820. She was considered as the founder of modern nursing. She started her carrier as a nurse for poor and sick at the age of 24. During Crimean war she came to prominence while serving as a nurse, where she tended to wounded soldiers. During her service she took notice of the dirtiness and deterioration of the military hospitals. Thereby she took action by making sanitary improvements establishing standards for clean and safe hospitals. Thus she helped to bring down