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:
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.
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 2023
To celebrate the Year of the Nurse & Midwife, ANZSOM's Nurse Award was initiated in 2020. The award recognises contributions to workplace health, undertaken by an occupational health nurse.
Nominations for the ANZSOM Nurses' Award for 2023 are now open. Nominations will be accepted from ANZSOM Branches as well as individual members. Nominations close on the 17 September 2023.
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.