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Professional Associations, Nursing Societies and Membership Organisations for Nurses in Australia

February 19, 2020

Who knew there were so many different types of Nursing Associations that nurses can join as members?

Specialist nursing associations are a great resource for professional and personal support, for those wanting to retain currency of knowledge and specialist skills, for networking and career advancement, for professional credibility and ongoing education.

Check out our comprehensive list of professional nursing associations below.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses

CATSINAM: Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives;

Cancer Nurses

CNSA: Cancer Nurses Society of Australia;

Cardiovascular Nurses

ACNC: Australasian Cardiovascular Nursing College;

College of Nursing

ACN: Australian College of Nursing;

Continence Nurses

CONSA: Continence Nurses Society Australia Inc;

Critical Care Nurses

ACCCN: Australian College of Critical Care Nurses Ltd;

Drug and Alcohol Nurses

DANA: Drug & Alcohol Nurses of Australasia;

Emergency Nurses

CENA: College of Emergency Nursing Australasia;

Endocrine Nurses

ENSA: Endocrine Nurses’ Society of Australasia;

Enrolled Nurses

ENPA NSW: Enrolled Nurse Professional Association NSW;

NENA: National Enrolled Nurse Association of Australia;

Faith Community Nurses

AFCNA: Australian Faith Community Nurses Association;

Flight Nurses

FNA: Flight Nurses Australia;

Gastroenterological Nurses

GENCA: Gastroenterological Nurses College of Australia;

Hyperbaric Nurses

HTNA: Hyperbaric Technicians and Nurses Association;

Medical Imaging Nurses

MINA: Medical Imaging Nurses Association;

Mental Health Nurses

ACMHN: Australian College of Mental Health Nurses;

ANZMH: Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association;

MHPN: Mental Health Professionals’ Network Australia;

Neonatal, Maternal, Child and Family Nurses

QCAFHNA: Queensland Child and Family Health Nurses Association;

MCAFHNA – Maternal, Child and Family Health Nurses Australia;

CAFHNA NSW: Child and Family Health Nurses Association NSW Inc;

CAFNA ACT: Child and Family Health Nurses Association ACT;

VAMCHN: Victorian Association of Maternal and Child Health Nurses;

SACFHNA: South Australian Child and Family Health Nurses Association;

ACCYPN: Australian College of Children and Young Peoples Nurses;

ACNN: Australian College of Neonatal Nurses;

Neuroscience Nurses

ANNA: Australasian Neuroscience Nurses Association;

Nursing & Midwifery

AQNML: Association of Queensland Nursing and Midwifery Leaders;

ANMAC: Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council;

NMB: Nursing and Midwifery Board AHPRA;

CONNMO Coalition of National Nursing & Midwifery Organisations;

WANMCT: The Western Australian Nurses Memorial Charitable Trust;

EHNS: Eleanor Harvey Nurses Society;

Nurse Practitioners

ACNP: Australian College Of Nurse Practitioners;

Ophthalmic Nurses

AONA NSW: Australian Ophthalmic Nurses Association Inc NSW;

AONA VIC: Australian Ophthalmic Nurses Association Inc VIC;

AONA TAS: Australian Ophthalmic Nurses Association Inc TAS;

AONA SA: Australian Ophthalmic Nurses Association Inc SA;

Orthopaedic Nurses

ANZONA: Australian and New Zealand Orthopaedic Nurses Association;

QONSIG: Queensland Orthopaedic Nurses Special Interest Group;

ONAVIC: Orthopaedic Nurses Association of Victoria;

ONAWA: Orthopaedic Nurses Association of Western Australia;

SAON: South Australian Orthopaedic Nurses;

Otorhinolaryngology Nurses

OHNNG: Otorhinolaryngology Head & Neck Nurses Group Inc;

Palliative Nurses

PCNA: Palliative Care Nurses Australia Inc;

Perioperative Nurses

VPNG: Victorian Perioperative Nurses Group;

SAPNA: South Australian Perioperative Nurses Association;

ACORN: Australian College of Perioperative Nurses;

Philippine Nurses

PNA: Philippine Nurses Association Australia Inc;

Primary Health Care Nurses

APNA: Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association;

Psychogeriatric Nurses

PGNA: Psychogeriatric Nurses Association Australia Inc;

Rehabilitation Nurses

ARNA: Australasian Rehabilitation Nurses’ Association;

Remote Area Nurses

CRANA: Council of Remote Area Nurses of Australia Inc;

Sexual Health and HIV Nurses

ASHHNA: Australasian Sexual Health & HIV Nurses Association Inc;

Short Stay Facilities Nurses

NASSF WA: Nurses Association of Short Stay Facilities Inc;

Surgical Nurses

DSNAQ: Day Surgery Nurses Association of Queensland;

DSNA: Day Surgery Nurses Association Inc NSW;

ADSNA: Australian Day Surgery Nurses Association;

DSSIG: Day Surgery Special Interest Group;

DSNA SA: Day Surgery Nurses Association South Australia;

Teachers Nurses

ANTS: Australian Nurse Teachers’ Society;

Transplant Nurses

TNA: Transplant Nurses’ Association;

Womens Nurses

AWHNA: Australian Womens Health Nurse Association Inc;

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