Professional associations in health often (not always) define themselves as colleges. That is, a formal group of colleagues who abide by the same set of standards or laws.
I could not find a single list of Australian colleges of nursing and midwifery, so have created one here, and have added a couple of college-like speciality nursing associations. Inclusive, not exclusive.
To keep this alphabetical list simple but useful, links to each college’s website, Twitter and Facebook page have been added.
Australasian Cardiovascular Nursing College Web Twitter Facebook
Australasian Neuroscience Nurse’ Association Web Twitter Facebook
Australian Association of Stomal Therapy Nurses Web Twitter Facebook
Australian College of Children & Young People’s Nurses Web Twitter Facebook
Australian College of Critical Care Nurses Web Twitter Facebook
Australian College of Mental Health Nurses Web Twitter Facebook
Australian College of Midwives Web Twitter Facebook
Australian College of Neonatal Nurses Web Twitter Facebook
Australian College of Nurse Practitioners Web Twitter Facebook
Australian College of Nursing Web Twitter Facebook
Australian College of Operating Room Nurses Web Twitter Facebook
Australian Nurse Teachers’ Society Web Twitter Facebook
Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association Web Twitter Facebook
Australian Society of Post Anaesthesia and Anaesthesia Nurses Web Twitter Facebook
College of Emergency Nursing Australasia Web Twitter Facebook
College of Remote Area Nurses of Australia (CRANA is now a multidisciplinary organisation for all remote health professionals; to reflect this they have re-badged as CRANAplus) Web Twitter Facebook
Drug and Alcohol Nurses of Australasia Web Twitter Facebook
Renal Society of Australasia (mostly, not exclusively, nurses) Web Twitter Facebook
Thanks to Roxane, Stefan Campbell, Caleb Ferguson, Jess and Clinical Educators for their suggested additions to the list. Part of the Twitter consultation process revealed that there are existing lists here: www.nurseinfo.com.au/links.html (thanks Roxane) and here http://www.conno.org.au/members (thanks Colleen). Nevertheless, please let me know of the colleges/links I’ve missed in the comments section below.
Paul McNamara, 11th May 2014
You are welcome to link to/share this page. Short URL: http://meta4RN.com/colleges
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Thanks Shirley – added.
Hi Paul…haven’t had time to look closely but this link to the Coalition of National Nursing Organisations (of which ACMHN and DANA are members) might be helpful.
Thanks Colleen. That list looks much more complete and spiffy than this list. The http://meta4RN.com/colleges list has social media links though, so… well… err… that’s something.