Queensland Branch

The Queensland Branch of ACNN has approximately 350 members from a mix of regional, rural and metropolitan public and private neonatal and midwifery services across Queensland.

Download our flyer for your Qld neonatal unit
See our Terms of Reference

Member benefits


  • Chair: Wendy Carlish
  • Secretary: Vacant
  • Treasurer Liaison: Melody Emerson
  • Ordinary Members: Karen Hose, Linda Ng, Nicol Franz, Lyn Chapple, Katelyn Effeny, Amanda Bates

Bio's of committee members available in the Qld branch member's area (login needed)

The Queensland Branch committee promotes high standards of neonatal nursing by:

  • Supporting the professional development of Queensland nurses with an interest in neonatal nursing care, research, leadership and management;
  • Providing leadership in clinical care;
  • Promoting neonatal nursing to the wider health care community and the public;
  • Contributing to statewide healthcare policy;
  • Providing a local link for members to the National ACNN committee;
  • Providing a forum for networking with national and international professional bodies, associations and health practitioners.

How we achieve our aims

  • Committee meetings every month via ZOOM
  • Promotion and support of Neonatal awareness campaigns including International Neonatal Nurses Day (15 August) and Light it Purple, World Prematurity Day (17 November)
  • Represent Qld members at National committee meetings
  • Financial support to attend conferences
  • Workshops and seminars in metropolitan and regional centres, and on-line
  • Support the growth of neonatal nurses by encouraging participation in the committee


  • Largest Australian membership group
  • Strong presence on the ACNN National Committee and in all Special Interest Groups.

    National Newsletter

    The 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.

    Updated 23 February 2024