By being a member of ANMF you have many opportunities to update your knowledge and skills while satisfying your CPD requirements in time for registration renewal every 31 May.
If you are working towards achieving your CPD hours, and are on a tight budget, below may be of assistance.
Just make sure you record this in a central place, such as the ANMF CPD portfolio sent to all new members (if you need additional pages visit anmfvic.asn.au/membersmenu) or the ePortfolio on our CPD Portal, so you have evidence in the event of an audit by the NMBA/AHPRA.
1. Online CPD portal
As a fully financial member you have $400 credit (primary carer leave $120 and associate/students $80) to undertake CPD from the ANMF CPD portal which allows you to undertake modules online to accommodate your schedule. Credit renews every 1 July.
From the privacy of your home you can undertake online modules, such as:
2. Subscribe to professional news
You can attract CPD for viewing and reflecting on workplace policies and procedures, and NMBA/AHPRA policies, such as the new codes of conduct. Stay informed by subscribing or bookmarking their webpages:
- Safer Care Victoria newsletters
- Commonwealth Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer newsletter
- Victoria’s Chief Mental Health Nurse (webpage, no newsletter)
- NMBA newsletters and communiques
- Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine communiques (clinical & aged care)
3. Branch library
Researching a new medicine or a new condition/treatment for patients in your care counts towards CPD hours.
The ANMF branch library can help you with your research. The library has a vast collection of text books, ebooks, professional journals for you to access. You can also access the ProQuest (Nursing & Allied Health) at the library and the Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) database online.
The librarians are only too happy to assist members. You can either visit weekdays 8.45am-5pm, phone them (9275 9333) or make an online assistance request.