The Council of Children’s Nurses Inc. will be an effective organisation advocating for nurses caring for children and the health of children. The Council believes that the care of children is a specialist branch of nursing and should reflect nursing and professional competence of the highest standard.
Objectives of the Council are
- To promote nursing practice in the care of children and their families.
- To participate in the development and revision of standards of practice in paediatric and child health nursing.
- To act in an advisory capacity on matters relating to nursing practice in relation to caring for children, education and the health of children.
To improve the standard of paediatric and child health care by promoting the exchange of ideas and continuing education of members.
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President: Margaret Kelly, Senior Manager Paediatric Healthcare, NSW Kids and Families
Vice President: Vacant
Honorary Secretary: Jacqueline Ballard, Paediatric CNC, Far West LHD
Assistant Secretary: Vacant
Honorary Treasurer: Scott Erskine, Clinical Nurse Specialist in Paediatric Oncology and Surgery, Hunter New England LHD
Assistant Treasurer: Amanda Hill, Clinical Nurse Specialist 2 in Paediatrics. Nepean and Blue Mountains LHD
Rural representative: Jacqueline Ballard, Paediatric CNC, Far West LHD
Tertiary representative (acute care): Vacant
Level 4 representative (acute care): Peta Gallagher, CNC Children’s Acute Review Service, The Sutherland Hospital & Community Health Service
Paediatric/child health community representative: Vacant
Nursing Education representative: Vacant
Nursing Research representative: Vacant
Other Member: Vacant
Past President: Nikki Brown, Lecturer, University of Technology, Sydney