The Nurse Strategy Working Group meets every two months, aiming to progress the representation of Occupational Health Nurse (OHN) interests in ANZSOM. The group focuses on growing nurse membership, and securing education, support and recognition for occupational health nurses. The group is currently working on a certification program aimed at providing formal recognition of occupational health nursing as a field of specific expertise.
The Federal Nurse Liaison Officer role provides a nursing perspective at the level of the Executive and General Council and thus ensures the needs of occupational health nurses are addressed in our ongoing strategic development and operational planning.
Nurse Liaison representatives are also involved in each state branch - click here for details.
The Executive is currently looking for expressions of interest from our nursing membership to nominate for the Federal Nurse Liaison Officer. This presents an opportunity to be involved in every aspect of ANZSOM’s work and to engage with fellow nursing members throughout Australia.
ANZSOM will again offer the Early Career Award for Nurses in 2021. The award recognises specific initiatives and projects in workplace health, undertaken by an early career nurse in the last 2 years. Nominations will be accepted from peers or individual members can self-nominate.
Please use this formand send to firstname.lastname@example.org by 30th September 2021. The ANZSOM Nurse Strategy Group will appraise the nominations and the award will be presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting in Brisbane in November 2021.
ANZSOM is pleased to be a member of the Coalition of National Nursing & Midwifery Organisations (CoNNMO). CoNNMO is made up of more than 57 national nursing and midwifery organisations in an alliance to work collectively to advance the nursing and midwifery profession to improve health care.
ANZSOM provides continual professional development opportunities via online learning resources, the Annual Scientific Meeting and state branch meetings. Generally these activities are not formally accredited with the Royal Australian College of Nursing, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners or Royal Australasian College of Physicians (AFOEM) however, you can claim CPD points for participation in non-accredited activities. Participation in ANZSOM Committees may also count towards CPD points.
Completion of ANZSOM CPD activities, including the ASM, Branch educational meetings, webinars and online learning modules, can be recorded in My Profile (CPD activity record).
For more details regarding profession-specific CPD requirements and how ANZSOM CPD contributes, download the document below or for more details please contact your governing / registration body directly.