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June 6, 2023
2023 Lyn Saunders Scholarship - Now Open for Applications - Closes 31st July 2023 -

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June 5, 2023
Snippets Winter Edition 2023 -
June 5, 2023
VPNG is pleased to announce our next Introduction to Perioperative Nursing course is open for registration. To be held at Epworth Richmond on September 8th and 9th, 2023.

The course is $150 for a 2-day delivery of course materials to novice practitioners (less than 6 months experience) and those who are curious or interested in perioperative practice.

Our Intro courses always book out and have a wait list. Please register early to secure a place.

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May 30, 2023
VPNG Conference Grants Available -
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May 29, 2023
Our VPNG State Conference 2023 MC, Warwick Merry, has more taxation advice to share with you!
May 29, 2023
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Great opportunity to reach in excess of 1,400 past and present VPNG members and perioperative nurses
May 29, 2023
Early Bird Registration EXTENDED !! -
No Further Extensions - Closes midnight Sunday 04/06/23
May 23, 2023
LAST CHANCE FOR EARLY BIRD PRICING - Early Bird Registration closes this Thursday @ Midnight -
May 22, 2023
Tax advice for nurses - from our VPNG State Conference 2023 MC, Warwick Merry!
May 19, 2023
VPNG are pleased to announce our plenary speaker for Friday 18th August at the State Conference will be Dr. Paula Foran.
Paula (RN, ARR Cert, Cert IV (Assessment & Training), M.Ed, PhD.) is currently the co-ordinator for the master level in nursing at The University of Tasmania, sits on the Victorian Perioperative Council for Safer Care Victoria, and is a sub-editor for the Journal of Perioperative Nursing. Paula is a past chief examiner for ACPAN, and past Education Officer for the Australian College of Operating Room Nurses (ACORN). Paula has a number of publications to her credit and has been a keynote speaker at national and international conferences. Paula has been awarded the ‘Most Popular Presenter’ for her keynote address at the International Collaboration of Perianaesthesia Nurses, and Best Oral Paper award at the European Operating Room Nurses conference in The Hauge.

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May 12, 2023
VPNG hope all our members and nurses everywhere have had a fantastic International Nurses Day 2023.
May 12, 2023
VPNG takes great pleasure in introducing our Saturday 19th August plenary speaker, Zule!
Born and bred in Western Sydney, Zule has studied Performance for TV at NIDA, & Musical Theatre at the Victorian College of the Arts. She also holds a Health & Science degree as a Division 1 Registered Nurse.
Long story short, Zule is a wearer of many hats.
Zule (pronounced like Julie with a Z) is one of Australia's most unassumingly versatile artists. Having been on Australia's TV screens in multiple award winning TV series & commercials, they create original content winning multiple awards for their stage shows and has won Screenwriters Australia's SFAG ROAR TV script competition,
You might recognise Zule as the face of Coles Car Insurance, appearing on Offspring, Please Like Me, Murder Calls, Seven Types of Ambiguity, Fancy Boys, the InBesitgators, Our Watch, Australian Super and The Wrong Girl.
“I have always had an obsession with cartoons & comedy. There is nothing more therapeutic to a tortured soul than a good old belly laugh! From a very young age, I have been around the sick, the infectious, the dying, the anxious and the depressed. The one thing I could give them all was a smile and sometimes a laugh - that comes for free with no bad side effects. Suddenly, I managed to get them to forget about pain, even if it was only for a second. I decided to be a ham and heal with laughter for the rest of my life.”

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May 11, 2023
Seachange time? Bairnsdale Regional Health Service are seeking Perioperative nursing staff now for temporary contracts in beautiful East Gippsland.
May 10, 2023
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service have an exciting opportunity for you to move in to project management as their new Surgical Reform Project Officer.
56 hours per fortnight until 30th June 2024, this is a position designed to work in conjunction with Gippsland Health Service Partnership to achieve improvement in service delivery to the community.
May 9, 2023
2023 State Conference - Early Bird Registrations close midnight 25/05/23 -

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