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New South Wales Branch

The NSW Branch is committed to the ACNN objectives of advancing the specialty of neonatal nursing and positively influencing care for neonates and their families.

The NSW Branch provides a forum for discussion and debate about how neonatal nurses can work together to achieve optimal care for neonates and their families. Its role is to provide support for professional development, education and research opportunities, provide leadership in clinical care and contribute to health care policy within NSW.

The ACNN national newsletter is produced 4 times a year in March, June, September and December. Highlights of activities, members’ achievements and planned events are included in this publication, emailed to all members. All members are encouraged to contribute to the newsletter either directly to newsletter@acnn.org.au or via the branch.

Branch committee for 2018-2019, appointed 17 November 2018

  • Chairperson: Jennifer Ormsby
  • Secretary: Shelley Reid
  • Treasurer: Jennifer Ormsby
  • Ordinary Members: Justine Parsons, Rebecca Riley, Jo Sheils, Karen Walker, Melanie-Bree Watts

Representatives on external organisations in NSW
BFHI NSW Branch - vacant
NSW Kids and Families Breastfeeding Working Group - Annette Wright

Branch Committee Meetings

The committee will meet by teleconference with one face to face meeting for annual activity planning. Frequency of meetings will be determined by the planning work required throughout the year.

Activity plan

This plan is based on the national strategic plan with activities specific to NSW.
NSW Branch activity plan 2019


The NSW Branch will hold seminars throughout the year, which are posted on the EVENTS tab.

ACNN NSW Country Seminar

These events are usually held on a Saturday in June. The 2019 Country Seminar is in Albury and is a joint collaboration with ACNN Victoria, see details.

Previous venues

2018 - Wagga Wagga
2017 - Bathurst
2016 - Coffs Harbour
2015 - Albury
2014 - Tamworth
2013 - Broken Hill
2012 - Dubbo

Updated 11 February 2019