AONA NATIONAL COUNCIL
Australian Ophthalmic Nurses Association National Council
The Australian Ophthalmic Nursing Association National Council is a partnership between the not-for-profit peer professional ophthalmic nursing associations of AONA, AONA Queensland and AONA Western Australia.
Each association provides local clinical education, consultancy and support to the ophthalmic nursing communities in their jurisdiction.
About the AONA National Council
The Australian Ophthalmic Nursing Association National Council is a partnership between the not-for-profit peer professional ophthalmic nursing associations of AONA, AONA Queensland and AONA Western Australia, to collaborate on key national activities. It formalised in 2016, with the objective to:
Provide professional representation for ophthalmic nurses
Develop and maintain national standards, statements, and recommendations relating to the practice of ophthalmic nursing
Provide advice and collaboration if requested, for any post graduate education or ophthalmic learning opportunity
Seek to include ophthalmic nurses in the wider national and global visual dialogue and strategies, and their participation in sector initiatives
Provide a national point-of-contact to other external stakeholders and interested parties wishing to engage the national ophthalmic nursing community
Encourage member engagement and collaboration with national research and innovation projects and opportunities
Share information on meetings, conferences and workshops and support the publication of a national newsletter
Promote the profession of ophthalmic nursing
Act as the national consultative body on issues affecting ophthalmic nurses.
We partner with other organisations within Australia and internationally, including:
Vision 2020 Australia
International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness
How to become a member
Membership is automatic to members of AONANC State and Sub-Branch Partners. Please contact your State for registration details.
AONA (this site)
Ophthalmic Nurses' Association WA
Ophthalmic Nurses' Association QLD