Primary healthcare nursing workforce development

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Aggar, C, Gordon & C, Bloomfield, J 2016, 'Primary healthcare nursing workforce development', Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal, vol. 23, no. 6, p. 42.


The focus of health reform on ageing and chronic disease has seen the implementation of primary healthcare (PHC) as an integral component of Australian pre-registration nursing curricula. However, attracting newly qualified nurses to work in PHC is challenging due to a lack of career development opportunities and educational support.