1 in 4 primary care nurses ‘under-utilised’: survey

Nurses say their requests for more complex work are being turned down by employers
Geir O'Rourke

Almost one in four primary care nurses have asked their employers for more complex clinical work in the past year and had their request rejected, a survey shows.

The Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA) says many of its members are being “under-utilised” in their roles because they are not allowed to practise to the full extent of their skills and knowledge.