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Nursing and midwifery in Western Australia

Bridging your registration

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WA Health does not hold Registration Bridging Programs for internationally qualified nurses and midwives (IQNM).

On 10 February 2014, the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) implemented a new model to assess the qualifications of international nurses and midwives to make sure they are substantially equivalent to Board-approved Australian nursing and midwifery qualifications. This does not affect New Zealand applicants.

IQNMs who do not meet certain registration criteria may be required to undertake a Bridging Program. The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) has details of approved Bridging Programs for Registered and Enrolled Nurses. You can also view their frequently asked questions.

Bridging program for internationally qualified nurses available in Western Australia are available at:

There are no bridging program currently available for internationally qualified midwives in Western Australia.

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