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Chair Message


Update May 2017

Dear Vic Chapter member,

We are writing to let you know of recent changes to the Victorian Chapter executive committee. Kathy has accepted the position of National Secretary and while still attending and supporting the Vic chapter, will no longer have an active role at the state level. She would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support during her time as State Chair. Tash Jennings, the current Vice Chair, has agreed to undertake the State Chair role as an interim measure until the State elections are held late June.  Andrea Totney  has kindly agreed to step into the Vice Chair role, retaining the Education portfolio, until the elections.

Chapter Meeting information

The Victorian chapter meetings, held bimonthly, offer an opportunity for networking, professional development encompassing clinical studies, research and educational updates. We have also introduced a journal club whereby member’s publications and research may be acknowledged and applauded. We welcome any suggestions that you may have to incorporate professional development sessions into our meeting format.

For all meetings we have teleconferencing facilities available, and we are looking to introduce new technology with which we can connect with more of you in a Webinar-type version of the usual meetings. The traditional face-to-face meeting format will continue as well. We hope that by offering alternate meeting delivery that we can instil a renewed energy for meeting attendance and encourage greater member participation.  If you plan on attending the meetings in person they will all held at the ANMF building, 540 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne. To join the meetings by teleconferencing facilities or webinar-style attendance please let Jenny Furness (Sec) know a week prior to the meeting and she will arrange your virtual attendance for you. 


2017  Meeting dates:

February Meeting   - Friday  17th February 2017  between 1200- 1400hrs

Professional Development presentation, entitled "Endorsement Portfolio Tips: Pathway 1 and Pathway 2 will be presented "    

Journal Club Article: Roberts, M.E., & Goolsby,M.J. (2016) Nurse Practitioner research agenda roundtable, October 2015Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners 29 (2017) 7–11

May Meeting  - Friday 19th May 2017 between 1200 - 1400hrs

Professional Development presentation: NP Business Case Proposal

July Meeting -  Friday 21st July 2017  between 1200 -1400hrs  

Professional Development presentation: NP Creditialing Discussion Panel

December Meeting (National NP Day) - Tuesday 12th December 2017. Family friendly venue with keynote address. Further information to follow.



March (Seminar Day) - date and timings to be announced later in 2017

Other 2018 meetings  - date and timings to be announced later in 2017


Terms of Reference

VIC Chapter Terms of Reference


Forum Posts

To see a list of all relevant forums posts related to Victoria, click HEREYou must be logged into the ACNP website in order for this to work.


If you would like a contact in VIC, the following people would be happy to assist.  You can contact one of them via our contact us page.

Tash Jennings  

Andrea Totney (Education Portfolio)

Jenny Furness

Leanne Boase
Lisa Dick
Leah Ward

Other Contacts

Dan Schiftan

Senior Policy Advisor (Contemporary Nursing & Midwifery Practice)

Nursing & Midwifery Workforce, Health Workforce Unit
VIC Department of Health and Human Services
Level 21, 50 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
P: 03 9096 8227

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