There are multiple nursing bodies that represent the field of nursing within Australia. These range from locally based associations specialising in a certain field of nursing, to broader nursing bodies operating at a national scale. Read on for information regarding a number of these associations and their upcoming events:
SAPNA - South Australian Perioperative Nurses Association
The SAPNA operates at a state-wide level, representing perioperative nurses throughout South Australia. A member of the national organisation ACORN (Australian College of Perioprative Nurses), SAPNA key goals include pursuing educational and professional development of perioperative nurses. In early October, SAPNA is hosting their State Conference at Adelaide Oval. For information on how to participate, follow the link below:
ANMF - Australian Nursing and Midwifery Association
The ANMF is the largest operating professional nursing and midwifery union within Australia. Working through their eight nationwide branches, the ANMF works to ensure the best professional, political and social interests of approximately 275,000 Australian nurses and midwives. Click the link below for information on the yearly ANMF conference at the Melbourne Convention Centre:
Australian College of Nursing
The Australian College of Nursing specialise in advancing nurse leadership to enhance the health care of all Australians. Through offering scholarships, events and higher education services for members, The Australian College of Nursing provide a collective voice for those within the field of nursing in Australia. The Australian College of Nursing are hosting their hallmark event, The National Nursing Forum from August 21 - August 23 in Hobart. For a detailed list of keynote speakers and registrations for the event, click the link below:
These are just some of the bodies representing nurses across Australia- get the most out of your profession and embrace the associations that make your life easier!