International Guests Celebrate the Australian Nurse Practitioner
26th November 2020
Thank you to the many members who attended the AGM held via Zoom. We appreciate that so many of you were able to find the time to attend our successful, rewarding and inspiring AGM. We were joined by 4 inspirational speakers who shared differing aspects of the Nurse Practitioner role in their country and their invaluable experience. These presentations are now available to be viewed.
The Board was delighted to acknowledge two dedicated, skilled and worthy recipients with an award, one with a Fellowship and one with Life Membership. Please join with the Board in congratulating these admirable recipients. Their contributions have helped develop and enhance the College we all support and benefit from today.
Fellowship of the ACNP was deservingly presented to Juliane Samara. As a long standing member of the ACNP, working in Palliative Care, she has been actively advocating for her patients, improved models of care, future health service delivery and increased understanding and awareness of the Nurse Practitioner role, throughout the ACT and nationally. She exemplifies the role of a NP with excellence in clinical care, mentorship, research, advocacy and education.
Life membership was conferred on Anne Moehead. A psychiatric and general nurse for 45 years and a member of ACNP since 2007, Anne was an ACNP Board member for 7 years. She was made a fellow of the College in 2013, having significantly contributed to the college and the development of the NP role in Australia. Anne also received an OAM and the Public Service Medal for her outstanding service to the mental health care of aged persons in NSW. She has contributed to the education of nurses, published papers that enhance the knowledge base of NP's and continues to support the ACNP.
Heartfelt congratulations to both Juliane and Anne. Thanks to all of today's attendees and the new Board and Council look forward to working with you in the coming year to continue influencing healthcare policy, increasing consumer engagement, increasing competency and capability through access to quality education and facilitating the development of a community of professional practice.