ANZSOM - The society supporting
Occupational Health Nurses
Nurses are an important membership group within ANZSOM and we endeavour to involve more nurses and support them in their careers. ANZSOM has a number of initiatives to ensure we meet the needs of nurses for connectivity and learning. This includes:
What it means to be an occupational health nurse
This video introduces you to some of the specialist community public health Nursing/Occupational health nurses that share their roles in the industry.
Career pathways & courses
Are you looking to expand your career or improve your skills in occupational medicine or occupational nursing? Head over to our Career pathways and courses page to help you along your career journey.
For more information about Occupational Health Nursing visit the Career in nursing FAQ page
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. The group focuses on growing nurse membership, and securing education, support and recognition for occupational health nurses. The group is currently working on a recognition program aimed at providing formal recognition of occupational health nursing as a field of specific expertise.
If you're interested in joining the Nurse Strategy Working Group, please contact the Secretariat.
Nurse liaison roles
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. Sally Kane from Victoria is the current Nurse Liaison Officer.
Nurse Liaison representatives are also involved in each state branch - click here for details.
ANZSOM Nurse Award 2022Congratulations to Helen Truscott from Queensland, who has been awarded the ANZSOM Nurses' Award for 2022 for her contribution to ANZSOM. Helen has been an active member of the Nurse Strategy Group this year as we have worked hard to finalise the Competency Standards and Recognition Program - her critical thinking and diverse experience have been invaluable in this process. Helen also contributed to a successful ASM in Brisbane in March and presented at the inaugural Nurse Focus Webinar in May, while continuing to work hard on the ground to support workplace health.
ANZSOM joins CoNNMO
ANZSOM is pleased to be a member of the Coalition of National Nursing & Midwifery Organisations (CoNNMO). CoNNMO is made up of more than 58 national nursing and midwifery organisations in an alliance to work collectively to advance the nursing and midwifery profession to improve health care.