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

Welcome to

WAPNA


(ABN: 77 328 742 618)


Who we are


The Western Australian Practice Nurses Association, Inc. (WAPNA) is an association of 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.

The Association is a not-for-profit support group, which is run by volunteers. It 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.


MONTHLY EDUCATIONAL MEETINGS





Members of the Western Australian Practice Nurses Association (WAPNA) meet at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of every month (except January and December).


Venue: Diabetes WA Belmont Office, 174 Campbell Street, Belmont WA 6104.

Topics of Educational Meetings in 2015

Date Details
February 16th Reflux, Unsettled baby and Managing FIFO - presented by Julie Holschier Ngala
March Please note there will be no educational meeting in March.
April 20th Topic to be confirmed.

If you wish to attend, please CONFIRM by phoning Rosemarie Winsor RN (Mob 0449256648). This will facilitate catering, arrangement of seating, and preparation of certificates for CPD points.


DATES OF FORTHCOMING SEMINARS


WAPNA Seminars are held at the State Tennis Centre

If you are interested in attending, please note the dates of these forthcoming seminars in your diaries.

Dates for WAPNA Seminars in 2015
Date Time Details
March 7 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

21 Feb 2015 - REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED


No more places are available for this Seminar. All successful applicants for places have been sent a confirmation email/text. Note that registration required completion of both payment AND registration forms.
Any person who completed registration after all available places were allocated and has thus not been allocated a place will go on to a waiting list in the event of any cancellations.
Refunds will be made by cheque after the Seminar if payment has been made and no place is allocated.
For those of you who are booked in and are now unable to attend, please let Ayeshah (our Treasurer) or Rosemarie (our President) know ASAP, so that we can allocate your place to someone else.



The updated program and registration form can be downloaded here. Includes an immunisation update in the morning. Topics for the afternoon session include Men's Health, Heart, Stroke & Kidney Complications with Diabetes, Aggressive Behavior, Drugs & Alcohol & Mental Health.
June 27 12:30 to 5 p.m. To be announced.
October 17 12:30 to 5 p.m. To be announced.

CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Remember, attendance at our Seminars earns you up to four Continuing Professional Development (CNE or CPD) points, necessary to maintain your registration. If you attend our monthly educational sessions this will also contribute to your points. If you attend all monthly sessions as well as the three seminars during the year, all your required CPD credits will have been achieved!


QUARTERLY COMMITTEE MEETINGS


Committee (i.e. business) meetings are held in February, May, August, and November, and follow on from the preceding educational meeting or Annual General Meeting.

The minutes of the committee meeting that was held on 17th November, 2014, may be viewed here. Minutes of previous Committee Meetings are held by the Secretary.


ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING


The Annual General Meeting is held (at the Diabetes WA Belmont Office, 174 Campbell Street, Belmont WA 6104) at 8 p.m. on the third Monday of August (following the Educational Meeting).

The President's report and minutes of the 2014 AGM, which was held on 18 August, 2014, may be viewed here. Minutes of previous AGMs are held by the Secretary.