Western Australian Practice Nurses Association, Inc.
(ABN: 77 328 742 618)

PLEASE NOTE -

See "Meetings" for details of new venue for the Educational Meetings from 17/3/14




**New Employment Opportunity from 20/3/14 - see "Employment" **



A Special Message From Your President
A little reminder & request for help.

WAPNA is run by volunteers as a Not for Profit Support Group. Many hours are spent organising events, mailouts, emails, etc after hours and weekends.
We ask that you could please be patient if we are unable to get back to you within a short time due to other commitments, such as work and family.

  • We welcome anyone who can contribute some time
  • to assist with afternoon teas at Seminars and suppers at monthly meetings.
  • Other areas of help, if you have some time available, would be for general mailouts, inserting flyers in Seminar bags
  • and information in envelopes to new members.
  • We would also greatly appreciate your consideration in becoming a committee member. The business meetings are only 4 times a year.
  • Please do think seriously about this as we need you.
    If we have No Commitment!.......No Committee!.......No WAPNA!!!
    If you are available for any of the above requests, please ring 0449 256 648 or any committee member via our email addresses on website.

    Many thanks

    Rosemarie Winsor
    President/Education Liaison Officer for WAPNA
    WE IN WA SHOULD FEEL PROUD OF WAPNA, AS WE ARE THE ONLY STATE IN AUSTRALIA THAT HAS A VOLUNTEER PRACTICE NURSES ASSOCIATION LIKE OURS!



    The Association provides a focus for practice nurses and for other groups seeking to make contact and have dialogue with practice nurses. It facilitates professional communication between practice nurses to break down professional isolation and assists members with continuing professional development. The Association develops the role of the practice nurse, liaises with other professional groups, provides opportunities for social contact with professional colleagues and, as required, provides expert opinion on practice nursing. If you wish to apply for membership, please download a copy of the newest membership application form.

    ***For an update on the application process, please also check out the Notices page.***

    For those potential members who would prefer to phone for an application form, please contact the Treasurer or Education & Liaison Officer. Please note that EFT facilities are available for the payment of membership fees.

    The educational and support functions of the Association are accomplished by providing fora for the open discussion of nursing-based ethical, professional and practice issues and concerns, and opportunities to share practical knowledge and experiences. The Association presents educational fora relevant to practice in medical practices and clinics and promotes the role of the practice nurse and the value of such nurses, whenever possible, through professional meetings and collaboration with other groups of health professionals. It serves as a resource and support for individual nurses and the profession on matters related to community health care and promotes state and national networking between practice nurses.

    Membership of the Association is open to all nurses registered with The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), who are employed in doctors' surgeries (whether general practitioners, specialists, pathology practices or private outpatients clinics), or nurses and other persons with an interest in this area of nursing, including students of nursing, who may be invited to become members. Affiliate membership is now open to an individual, corporation or incorporated body interested in the work of the association. Affiliate members will not have voting rights.

    ęCopyright 2003 by Western Australian Practice Nurses Association. Last updated: 7th June, 2014