Nursing CPD Institute | Frequently Asked Questions
Once I have joined, are there any more payments required to complete my Continuing Professional Development (CPD)?
All you pay is an Annual Subscription Fee which includes all your CPD activities on the website (excluding specialist Courses,) your online Evidence Portfolio, educational downloads, up to date articles on a wide range of nursing topics, interactive forum discussions with members, a variety of task demos and much more!
Is my membership valid for a calendar year or from the date of my Nursing CPD Institute registration?
Your Annual Subscription is active for 12 months from the date we receive payment. If you signed up and paid for your membership on February 8th, 2021, your membership is valid until February 8th, 2022.
Do I need an email address to join the Nursing CPD Institute?
Yes, you will need a valid email address as your email address is your login to the member’s area of the website. We email directly to you regular updates on upcoming webinars, nursing information and everything else that is happening to keep you up to date. You can obtain an email address for free. We recommend either Microsoft Outlook (previously known as Hotmail) or Gmail (Google), but there is a variety of free email accounts available. To create an email address and sign up, please see direct links below:
What are my AHPRA requirements?
Nurses and Midwives are required to undertake 20 hours of Continuing Professional Development. If you are a Nurse and a Midwife, you will be required to undertake 40 hours. We recommend you visit the following websites for more comprehensive information on your AHPRA registration requirements:
Do all CPD activities comply with AHPRA requirements?
All CPD comply with AHPRA requirements. Our CPD sessions at a minimum equate to 1 hour of CPD. Once you have completed your evaluation, you will receive a CPD certificate that is stored on the website and can be printed or be included in your online Professional Portfolio that you can present to AHPRA should you be audited.
What type of activities do you provide?
As everyone’s learning style is different, we offer a fantastic range of engaging and different activities, including interactive live webinars, recorded webinars, watch a video and complete a quiz, read an article or document and complete a quiz, plus loads of articles and information on a range of nursing topics.
How does the Nursing CPD Institute Australian College of Nursing Gold (ACN) Affiliation benefit me?
Not only does it provide you with the peace of mind that we are recognised as education leaders in the industry by the ACN, but it also means you can receive a discount on an ACN membership. Simply mention the Nursing CPD Institute when you are filling in your ACN registration form.
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How do I keep track of all my CPD activities?
We provide you with an online Evidence Portfolio that you can create a Resume for a job application or an Evidence Portfolio should you be audited by AHPRA. You can also print your certificates and you are required to keep your CPD evidence for at 5 least years.
How do I receive my CPD certificates?
Once you’ve completed an education session you will receive a CPD certificate. Your CPD certificates will be stored on the website where you have access to them while you are a financial member of the Nursing CPD Institute. You can choose which ones you’d like to include in your online Evidence Portfolio.
Is there a limit to the number of CPD activities I can undertake?
As a financial Member, you can undertake as many CPD sessions as you like, whenever you like and however you like. You can also decide which ones you’d like to include in your online Evidence Portfolio.
Is my Nursing CPD Institute membership a tax deduction?
Yes! Your membership is fully tax deductible as an education expense.
What are your payment options?
You can either pay online using a credit card or give us a call on 07 4151 3884 and we will be happy to process your payment over the phone.
How can I access the Nursing CPD Institute?
You can access the Nursing CPD Institute 24/7, 365 days a year via your computer, iPad or smart device (iPhone or Android).
I’m an Allied Health Professional, am I able to join the Nursing CPD Institute?
Yes, you may join the Nursing CPD Institute. Although we’re tailored for Nurses, we do provide a range of interesting information and topics that Allied Health Professionals would find relevant and useful.