Continuing professional development (CPD) for nurses

Our range of activities for nurses supports the development and maintenance of your skills, and helps meet Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements.


All of our CPD activities for nurses are free.

Case studies

Each of our interactive case studies presents a clinical scenario based on an individual patient with questions to help increase your knowledge in a particular area and improve patient care.

­ CPD points

Online case studies are endorsed for 1 CPD hour for nurses.

COPD: navigating inhaled medicines managementNEW

Case study

How to manage a stepwise approach to COPD management: Case study for GPs, pharmacists or nurses... more

Asthma: optimising asthma control in children

Case study

This free continuing professional development (CPD) activity for pharmacists, GPs, and nurses is a case study on optimising asthma control in children... more

Blood pressure: measure, manage & monitor

Case study

This case study features a 55-year-old man who is worried about his risk of heart attack. Earn free CPD points by completing this online activity abo... more

Chronic pain: opioids and beyond

Case study

This Interactive Case Study challenges you to use a biopsychosocial approach to manage a patient with chronic pain. Free CPD activity for GP’s, pharma... more

Depression: tailoring initial treatment and re-examining the options

Case study

Depression treatment should be tailored to the individual patient. Complete a free continuing professional development (CPD) activity for GPs, pharma... more

Fatigue: a diagnostic approach

Case study

This free continuing professional development (CPD) activity for pharmacists, GPs, and nurses is a case study on diagnosing causes of fatigue.... more

Intensifying treatment in type 2 diabetes

Case study

Intensifying treatment in type 2 diabetes: Case study for GPs, pharmacists or nurses... more

Preventing fractures: where to start with osteoporosis

Case study

This free CPD case study for GPs, pharmacists and nurses explores common secondary causes of osteoporosis and how to prevent fractures.... more

Otitis media: clarifying the role of antibiotics

Case study

Weigh up the need for antibiotics with two different cases of acute otitis media in this free CPD case study. Tailored versions for GPs, pharmacists a... more

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) in uncomplicated gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD)

Case study

This case study features an active 68-year-old retiree who was recently discharged from hospital on a new medicine, omeprazole. How long will you plan... more

Urinary tract infections: exploring antibiotic treatment

Case study

This free continuing professional development (CPD) activity for pharmacists, GPs and nurses is a case study on antibiotics for urinary tract infectio... more


Our online learning courses for health professionals and health professional students, promote and support quality use of medicines. More...

Who can do online courses?

These courses are suitable for all health professionals and students.


All of our online courses are free.

CPD points

Many of our courses are accredited for continuing professional development. Please see course details for more information.

Antimicrobials: catheter-associated urinary tract infections


Treat a hospitalised patient for a catheter-associated urinary tract infection.... more

Antimicrobials: community-acquired pneumonia


Diagnose and treat a case of community acquired pneumonia in a hospital setting.... more

Antimicrobials: surgical prophylaxis


Examine the role of antibiotic prophylaxis for patients undergoing surgical procedures.... more

Asthma: unlocking inhaler technique


Guiding conversation about inhaler technique, and demonstrations of correct technique using a specific methodology... more

Blood pressure: measure, manage and monitor


This free online course on blood pressure management can assist GPs, pharmacists and nurses with assessing cardiovascular risk and treating high blood... more

Demystifying bioequivalence


This module is designed to explain the role of bioequivalence in generic medicines development and to assist health professionals to feel confident ex... more

Fatigue: dealing with uncertainty - a diagnostic approach to fatigue


This interactive module explores the diagnostic approach to fatigue in young to middle-aged adults, to improve your knowledge, skills and confidence i... more

Introduction to antimicrobial prescribingNEW


This free online learning module deals with antimicrobials prescribing in a hospital setting... more

Medical tests


Healthcare professionals are routinely presented with scenarios where clinical diagnosis and therapeutic decisions are made based on medical test resu... more

Medication safety training


Learn about common types of medication errors and the main causes of errors. We will look at how you can help prevent them from occurring in your work... more

National standard medication charts courseNEW


This course will guide you through the principles of safe prescribing and demonstrate how to complete the National Standard Medication Charts correctl... more

Safety through Adverse Event Reporting


This free course will guide you through the adverse event reporting process. Reporting adverse events is important to ensure that therapeutic products... more

The medicinewise practitioner: Belinda


Belinda is a 22-year old with lifestyle issues and confirmed schizophrenia. Her first episode of psychosis occurred when she was nearly 20 years old. ... more

The medicinewise practitioner: Benji and Bridgit


Benji is a 3-year-old boy presenting in the Emergency Department of the local hospital with shortness of breath. He is brought in by his mother Bridgi... more

The medicinewise practitioner: Bill


Bill is a 55-year-old man with type 2 diabetes. He is a new patient at your practice, having just moved into the area to be closer to family. As a way... more

Managing UTIs in aged care


Treat a hospitalised patient for a catheter-associated urinary tract infection.... more

Medicines use reviews

Medicines Use Reviews (Aged Care) are quality improvement activities based on best practice standards and guidelines to help nurses working in residential aged care facilities (RACFs) review, reflect on and improve current practices within facilities.

­ CPD credits

Phase 1

Endorsed for 8 CPD hours

Phase 2

Endorsed for 4 CPD hours

Antibiotics in urinary tract infections: ensuring appropriate use

Medicines use review

This continuing professional development activity assists pharmacists and nurses to reflect on management of urinary tract infections (UTIs) and use o... more

Other CPD activities for nurses

A range of other professional development activities are available for nurses, including drug use evaluations and online courses.

­See individual activity pages to find out if the activity is accredited for CPD points.

Antibiotics for urinary tract infections

Webstercare report

RACF Medicinewise Reports can identify patterns of antibiotic use, support appropriate prescribing of antibiotics to treat urinary infections (UTIs) a... more

Laxative use for chronic constipation

DUE for aged care facilities

Determine the appropriateness of the use of laxative medication in your aged care home. Identify opportunities for improving quality use of these drug... more

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NPS MedicineWise promotes quality use of medicines by prescribers through the Prescribing Competencies Framework.