Hey Nurses! The May 31 deadline is looming again! As an Australian registered nurse, a record of your CPD is a legal requirement to maintaining your registration with AHPRA.
Please note that it is your own professional responsibility to source the CPD hours and to maintain your documentation of the activities you undertake. It is not your employer’s responsibility to provide or monitor your CPD.
Your CPD record needs to include dates, number of hours, and a brief reflection on the impact of the activity on your practice. There may be a CPD portfolio template already available at your workplace, or feel free to download our paper based template on the website – it’s free with no strings attached :).
No, it’s not fancy, but lots of nurses have used it in the past and have got through their CPD audits with flying colours. Remember, it doesn’t have to be complicated; it just needs to suit the way you feel comfortable recording your activities.
Participation in mandatory skills acquisition may be counted as CPD, too. One hour of active learning equals one hour of CPD. The CPD must be relevant to your scope of practice.We must keep written documentation of CPD that demonstrates evidence of completion of a minimum of 20 hours of CPD per year.
There are lots of ways that you can gather your CPD hours, and completing our interesting, relevant, evidence based and fun eLearning programs is a convenient and accessible method of getting several hours of CPD into your record. Go to our website and GO FOR IT!