The National Enrolled Nurse Association (NENA) of Australia is a special interest group (SIG) of the Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation (ANMF).
Membership of NENA is open to all enrolled nurses and student enrolled nurses (see the constitution for membership criteria).
NENA aims to:
- keep members informed, be honest, fair and correct in its communication of information; and
- provide a forum for sharing information and ideas between members;
- facilitate participation in seminars, conferences and decision making forums;
- raise the public profile of enrolled nursing and increase awareness of the value of the role;
- facilitate participation in projects and research pertinent to enrolled nurses;
- provide a forum to identify professional needs and to facilitate the development and role enhancement of members in order to secure employment opportunities across a broad range of healthcare settings;
- promote awareness, interest and membership of the National Enrolled Nurse Association (NENA) and the Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation (ANMF).
For information about the History of NENA and how it all started, check out 'A Brief History of the National Enrolled Nurse Association of Australia (NENA)'.
The National Enrolled Nurse Association of Australia (NENA) is a special interest group (SIG) of the Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation (ANMF) constituted under ANMF Federal Rule 15.
NENA functions within and complies with the Rules of the ANMF and is accountable to the ANMF Federal Council through the ANMF Federal Secretary.
In 2014, the ANMF Federal Secretary organised meetings & teleconferences in each State and Territory with current NENA members to discuss the revised NENA Constitution. Minor changes had been made during this consultation period and have now been endorsed and in place.
The NENA Constitution outlines the role and operating rules for the association.
You can also follow NENA on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/NationalEnrolledNurseAssociation