Supporting professional development and nursing networks

Online Learning

All the sites listed have free online learning for sexual health, reproductive health and/or HIV.
You may have to register on some sites to access the free courses

Continuing Professional Development

ASHHNA provides a template for Continue Professional Development (CPD) based on the APHRA evidence requirements.

Download CPD Form

ASHHNA offers endorsement to organisations who develop courses and training materials for the specialities.
To apply for endorsement complete the form and send to ASHHNA

Download Endorsement Form

Professional Resources

Find updates on sexual health, HIV and reproductive health policy, practice, resources and training from the organisations below:

HIV, sexual health and viral hepatitis

Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine

NSW STI Programs Unit

STI Testing Guidelines for MSM
The STI Testing Guidelines for MSM have been recently updated and reprinted.

Australasian Sexual Health Alliance

UK Genito Urinary Nurses Association (GUNA)

American Association of Nurses and AIDS Care (ANAC)

Sexual and Reproductive Health

Sexual Health and Family Planning Australia

Women’s Health

The Australian Women’s Health Nurse Association Inc

Australian Women’s Health Network

ASHHNA Standards

ASHHNA Competency Standards - 2nd edition

The 2nd edition of the ASHHNA Competency Standards for sexual and reproductive health and HIV nurses were launched at the Australasian Sexual Health Conference, Canberra 2011.

The Competency Standards provide a comprehensive guide to speciality nursing practice for Registered Nurses and Advanced Registered Nurses working in sexual health, reproductive health and HIV nursing outpatient care settings.

The document includes information on assessing competency, mapping to the Australian Nursing Federation competency standards for advanced registered nurses, a Continuing Professional Development Template and a guide for using the ASHHNA Competency Standards.

Feel free to print as many copies as you need for yourself or your workplace.

Sexual Health Competency Standards for Primary Health Care nurses Developed by ASHNHNA, APNA, ASHM and STIPU these competency standards support the development of sexual health nursing skills for primary health care nurses.

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ASHHNA Sub-branches

Each state and territory is able to organise their own sub-branch to discuss issues relevant to their jurisdiction.

There are currently no sub-branches, however if you would like to start one, please contact ASHHNA.


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