ANZSOM - The society supporting Occupational Health Nurses
International year of the Nurse and the Midwife 2020
2020 has been named the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife by the World Health Organisation, with this year marking the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale - the world's most famous nurse. 2020 aims to celebrate the work of nurses and midwives, highlight the challenging conditions they often face, and advocate for increased investments in the nursing and midwifery workforce.
Early Career Award for Nurses
To celebrate the Year of the Nurse & Midwife, ANZSOM's Early Career Award for Nurses was initiated in 2020. The award recognises specific initiatives and projects in workplace health, undertaken by an early career nurse in the last 2 years. The inaugural Early Career Award for Nurses was awarded to Louise Bunn from South32 in WA. Louise was nominated for her involvement in the development and implementation of a Mental Health and Wellbeing program at South32 Worsley Alumina. Components of this program have been adopted globally by South32 as part of its approach to managing risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.
ANZSOM is pleased to announce that we are a member with 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.
Nurse Strategy Working Group
The Nurse Strategy Working Group meets every two months, aiming to progress the representation of Occupational Health Nurse (OHN) interests in ANZSOM, as well as promoting the organisation to nurses who work in the occupational space.