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


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

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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.

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.

    Member benefits

    Updated 19 March 2024