7.  How do I know what to pay the nurse we employ?

Each nurse’s education, experience, competence and additional skills and training should be considered in conjunction with the position description and key selection criteria when determining the rate of pay.

Registered nurses complete a Bachelor level degree or equivalent. Enrolled nurses complete a Certificate IV or diploma level qualification. Pay is expected to reflect the difference in education.

APNA conducts an annual salary and conditions survey of general practice nurses, which provides an indicative average to assist you to determine the pay for your nurse employees. Read summaries for past workforce surveys here.

Industrial questions can be directed to the Fair Work Commission or the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation.