ACORN members can be involved and represented in the decision-making processes of the College through the committee structure of ACORN’s shared governance model.
Committee work provides many benefits, and experience at the committee level may lead to being considered for election as an ACORN director in the future. Being part of a committee can help you
- network with other perioperative professionals across Australia
- gain valuable committee and management experience
- understand how the ACORN board functions.
ACORN committees meet once a month or every two months. Meetings are in the evening and held via the internet at a time that suits all participants. Committee members also undertake some work between meetings to help meet the committee’s objectives.
We encourage you to nominate for one of our five committees. Committee members serve for a term of 17 months from December 2016 to May 2018 with an option to continue for a further two-year term. Terms of reference (TOR) for each committee and subcommittee are available via the links below.
This committee is chaired by Di Hutt and will organise our 2018 conference.
Download the Conference Committee TOR here.
2. Education, Research and Journal
This committee is chaired by Rebecca East and includes three subcommittees that focus on:
a. the journal
b. hospital and university collaboration and accreditation (HUCA)
c. grants, awards and scholarships (GAS).
Download the Education, Research and Journal Committee TOR here.
3. Membership and Local Associations Liaison
This committee is chaired by Rachel Foster and includes the Perioperative Nurses Week subcommittee.
Download the Membership and Local Associations Liaison Committee TOR here.
4. Partnerships and Censor
This committee is chaired by Karen Hay and focuses on ACORN’s relationship with government and peak bodies as well as assessing eligibility for Fellowship.
Download the Partnerships and Censor Committee TOR here.
This committee is chaired by Michelle Reardon and oversees the ACORN Standards for Perioperative Nursing in Australia.
Download the Standards Committee TOR here.
Active ACORN members have made the College what it is today. Your contribution will make ACORN what it is in the future.
To apply, click here.