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.
The current committees will serve until May 2018 with an option to continue for a further two-year term. We are grateful to all our members who have volunteered their time and expertise to serve on these committees. To see the list of committee members click here.
We encourage you to nominate for one of our six committees. 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 and Research
This committee is chaired by Rebecca East and includes two subcommittees that focus on:
b. grants, awards and scholarships (GAS).
Download the Education and Research Committee TOR here.
3. Journal and Hospital–University Liaison (JHUL)
This committee is chaired by Grace Loh and includes two subcommittees that focus on:
a. the journal
b. hospital and university collaboration and accreditation (HUCA).
Download the Journal and Hospital–University Liaison Committee TOR here.
4. Membership and Local Associations Liaison (MLAL)
This committee is chaired by Tracey Nicholls and includes the Perioperative Nurses Week subcommittee.
Download the Membership and Local Associations Liaison Committee TOR here.
5. 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.