Australasian Neuroscience
Nurses Association

ph: +61 3 9895 4461
fax: +61 3 9898 0249

Welcome to ANNA

The Australasian Neuroscience Nurses Association (ANNA), is the peak body for neuroscience nurses, facilitates and fosters the advancement of neuroscience nursing thus enabling optimal patient centred care.

ANNA achieves this through the provision of opportunities to network, access to resources, promotion and support of the neuroscience speciality.

The Association is a member of the World Federation of Neuroscience Nurses. All A.N.N.A. members are members of the W.F.N.N. and are provided with regular information regarding World Federation Activities through correspondence from the Executive and through Branch Delegates.

The Association publishes the Australian Journal of Neuroscience. Members are encouraged to contribute articles for publication in the Journal.

The Association holds an Annual Scientific Program and members are encouraged to present papers and participate in the social program with members from around Australia, New Zealand and Asia. Conference funding is available, on application, from Federal and State Branches subject to association financial policy criteria being met.

Our main objectives at ANNA include: 
  • Professional Development and Education of Nurses in the specialty.
  • Promotion of the association by the provision of member newsletters, local branch activities and details of activities of interest to Neuroscience nurses worldwide.
  • Promoting interaction with other nurses across the varying regions and disciplines within the specialty.
  • Promoting interaction with other health care professionals with an interest in Neuroscience e.g. Medical and Allied Health colleagues.
  • Promoting communication with the patient and family and liaising with community support groups and associations to provide a framework of support.