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.
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.
|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.
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.
|March 7||9 a.m. to 5 p.m.||An 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!
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.
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.