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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

Public Relations Officer - Hollie Purton

Three Ordinary Members - Margie Cameron & Sue White

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

The following positions are still available:

Assistant Secretary - position available

Fund Raising Officer - position available

Three Ordinary Members - 1 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 are a couple of positions still available, the NENA Executive will continue the work of NENA without those positions 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.



22 October 2015 - Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia

Enrolled nurses and medication administration

Since the introduction of the National Scheme, there are no endorsements for administration of medicines by enrolled nurses. The National Board changed this to recognise the growing number of enrolled nurses, including all new graduates, who have the required education to administer medicines. In the interest of public protection, it is essential that enrolled nurses must only administer medicines if they have completed the relevant medicine administration education units. Graduates from Board-approved enrolled nurse courses from the Approved programs of study from 2008 onwards have completed relevant medicine administration units, covered as part of the curriculum.

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21 October 2015 - Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia

The release of new standards for practice for enrolled nurses

The new standards were announced at the 12th Biennial National Enrolled Nurse Association of Australia Conference, in Adelaide. They are the core practice standards that provide the framework for assessing enrolled nurse (EN) practice, and replace the National competency standards for the enrolled nurse (2002). The new enrolled nurse standards for practice will be effective from 1 January 2016.

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Upcoming Events

Abstracts Now Open for Primary Health Care Nurses - 2016 APNA National Conference - 5-7 May 2016

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