Special Interest Groups

The purpose of the ACORN Special Interest Groups (SIGs) is to combine the expertise and experiences of like-minded perioperative nurses to collaborate, create and support each other with a special interest focus. As the peak professional representative group for perioperative nurses across Australia, ACORN is in the unique position to have the opportunity to create, support and maintain SIGs with the mission of advancing safe, quality perioperative nursing care for Australians.

 

If you are interested in joining one of the ACORN SIGs, please complete the expression of interest form by clicking here.

The primary goal for this special interest group is peer-support and mentorship of fellow perioperative PhD students in Australia. In doing so, the group aims to raise the profile of perioperative nursing higher education and research, in a supported and connected way. Keep an eye out for their annual webinar to share their journeys with the ACORN members.

 

Members of the Perioperative PhD Group:

Charmaine Bonus

Elizabeth Brogan

Alana Delaforce

Weili (Lily) Gao

Louise Grant

Tenber Grota

Penny Heidke

Kasey Irwin

Melanie Lang

Michelle Odayan

Rona Pillay

Shirley Qiu

Aziza Sahib

Olivia Sonneborn

Erin Wakefield

 

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Periop PhD Group, please email your contact details, and your current stage of the perioperative PhD journey, to education@acorn.org.au.

The primary goal for this special interest group is peer-support and mentorship of fellow perioperative enrolled nurses in Australia. In doing so, the group aims to raise the profile of perioperative enrolled nursing in a supported and connected way.

 

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Perioperative Enrolled Nurses group, please use the expression of interest form by clicking here. Please email any enquiries to education@acorn.org.au.

The overarching aim for this special interest group is peer-support and mentorship for perioperative nursing preceptors and facilitators to provide a consistent, and high-quality perioperative experience for all novice perioperative nurses across Australia.

SIG goals:

  • Peer support group
  • Sharing of resources and strategies
  • Creation of resources and strategies to address deficits identified
  • Promote positive student and novice perioperative nurse experiences in theatre to encourage retention and recruitment of nurses
  • Provide preceptor and preceptee education bundles to ensure consistency across perioperative environments

 

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Preceptors and facilitators group, please use the expression of interest form by clicking here. Please email any enquiries to education@acorn.org.au.