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NENA is now on Facebook!

Be sure to jump on to Facebook and like and/or share the NENA Facebook page. You can find us by searching for NENA.

Click here to check out the NENA Facebook page.



Call for NENA News Material

New Directions for Enrolled Nurses

NENA is calling on enrolled nurses to submit material or ideas for the revamped NENA News.

Click here to find out more.



NMBA public consultation on the Code of conduct for nurses and Code of conduct for midwives

What’s happening

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) are conducting a public consultation on the Code of conduct for nurses and Code of conduct for midwives.

What do you need to do

You are invited to review and provide feedback to this consultation phase on the Code of conduct for nurses or the Code of conduct for midwives or feedback on both. Public consultation starts 23 January 2017 for a period of eight weeks. Please provide your feedback by completing the online survey or provide feedback in a Word document to marked ‘Public consultation codes of conduct’ by close of business 10 March 2017.

More information

If you require more information about this consultation please contact Saz Newbery, Project Manager via email or 03 6281 7917.

Click here for more information.



APNA Education & Career Framework Project Update (13 January 2017)

A quick update on the progress we have made since the project commenced in February 2016:

• Over 700 nurses and other health professionals have been part of the consultation phase

• We have interviewed over 50 key stakeholders who have provided invaluable input and advice to guide the project

• We held 18 key stakeholder workshops, with over 260 people attending. Workshops have been held in every state/territory and online

• We presented on the project at 6 conferences

• We have developed the structure of the RN and EN Frameworks, informed by the consultation, and are currently refining the content

• We have developed a prototype of the Framework tool and tested it with 19 individuals

• We are kicking off our series of focus groups, with a full-day focus group for ENs on 4 February 2017.

For more information about the full-day focus group please click here.



October 2016 - Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia

Keep up to date with important information relevant to the regulation and professional practice of nuring and midwifery in Australia.

Click here to view their October 2016 edition.



October 2016 - Enrolled Nurses & Medication Administration

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia have released an Enrolled Nurses and Medication Administration Fact Sheet.

Click here for a copy of the Fact Sheet.



NENA Executive Committee Nominations

The below NENA Executive Committee positions have been successfully filled for the 2015 - 2017 period:

President - Louise Dearman

Vice President - Christine Anderson

Secretary - Siobhan Bidgood

Fund Raising Officer - Gail Martin

Fund Raising Officer - Tracey Dohnt

Public Relations Officer - Hollie Purton

Two Ordinary Members - Sue White & Kate Sarro

Three Ex-Officio Members - Sally-Anne Jones, Lee Thomas & Annie Butler

The following position is still available:

Assistant Secretary - position available

Ordinary Member - position available

More information:

ANMF & NENA members are eligible to nominate and be part of the NENA Executive Committee for 2015 - 2017. Nominations closed on 29 January 2016, however, as there is still a vacant position, the NENA Executive will continue the work of NENA without this position being filled. We will be accepting late nominations should members be interested in nominating for the 2015 - 2017 period. For more information about what is involved in being part of the NENA Executive Committee and for a copy of the Nominations Form please click here.

For more information about the members of the NENA Executive Committee, please click here.

Upcoming Events

Register for the Global Acute Care Excellence Forum in February 2017!

For more events and full details click here.