Towards the end of each year, the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) receives a high volume of applications for new registrations.
As a new grad waiting to start work, it can be stressful if there’s a delay on your registration.
How to make sure your application isn’t held up
- Read and make sure you understand the instructions.
- Take your time and ensure you’ve submitted all required documentation in the format they require.
- Make sure include you as much information as you can so it’s a quick assessment
- When having documents certified, please follow the Australia Health Practitioner Regulation Agency’s (AHPRA) instruction, and note that the certification for documents containing photo identification is different from other documents.
The application process can be slowed if you:
- do not supply all the correct information
- don’t submit accompanying documentation in the specific format required
If you believe that you may need to make a declaration on your application, please contact the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association to seek prior advice.
You’ll be given the opportunity to upload new information to your registration application as and when required e.g. identification of a graduate program commencement date.
You should make your application for registration three months before you expect to complete your course. You do not need to wait until you have completed the course requirements to apply. Your education provider will let AHPRA know once you have successfully completed the course requirements.
The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association provides registration assistance to its student members. If you’re a NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association student member in need of support, you can contact them here.