There was a great refugee health nurse presence at this year’s Australian Primary Health Care Nurses conference in Adelaide with RNA members giving presentations on their own service and the work of RNA, and one member winning an award.
In a communique to the members, RNA Chairperson Sandy Eagar said, “RNA congratulates our member, Meryl Jones for winning the APNA Nurse of the Year Award for 2019! Meryl, who is the Nurse Unit Manager of the Mater Refugee Health Service in QLD was recognised by her peers for her dedication, innovation and commitment to her patients and staff. Meryl was awarded this honour in Adelaide last week at the APNA National Conference.
Meryl is on the Steering Committee of RNA… and we are so very proud of this fantastic achievement!”
Meryl also presented on the Refugee Health Nurse Standards of Practice workshopped by RNA members at the first RNA National Forum in November 2017, and further developed by the Steering Committee of RNA, with support and assistance from Professor Liz Holcomb. Sandy Eagar’s presentation on the Refugee Health Nurse Standards of Practice can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnJw7VzGiSg#action=share