Our Vision

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.

Click below to see the Council of Children’s Nurses Strategy Plan 

Council of Childrens Nurses Strategy

Executive 2016:

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

Other representative:

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