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April 22, 2021
EARLY BIRD EXTENDED until midnight on Friday 21st May 2021
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April 20, 2021
Congratulations to our new Committee Member, Michelle Hibberson and her colleagues for a great article in the Journal of Perioperative Nursing about 'Multidisciplinary simulation training for perioperative teams'. Check it out!
April 14, 2021
Only 9 days til Early Bird registrations close for the 2021 VPNG State Conference! Hit the link below and secure your spot!
March 28, 2021
Nurse Unit Manager position!
March 22, 2021
2021 VPNG State Conference - Delegate Registrations are now open. Don't miss this exciting event!

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March 18, 2021
LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER for the VPNG Virtual PD Day on Saturday 27th March.

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March 17, 2021
Listen to Emily, one of our Felix/Allen scholarship winners as she discusses her postgraduate journey. She talks about the challenges of studying during a pandemic and how her studies have shaped her career as well as some tips and tricks for future students. Well done Emily. VPNG is proud to support you!
March 12, 2021
VPNG are proud to have two articles published this month in the Journal of Perioperative Nursing written by VPNG members. Go to to read
'Asleep on the job: Can night shift napping provide greater safety for both staff and patients?' by Jennifer Gamble and Paula Foran and 'Smartphones in the operating room: Can perioperative nurses be trusted?' by Tarryn M. Armour Ms and Elyse K. Coffey Ms. Congratulations!
February 24, 2021
No cause for alarm, but certainly a lot of patients requiring repeat surgeries in the peninsula regions of Victoria so far... Associate Professor Daniel O'Brien will give us the latest update at the State Conference 16-17 July, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Save the date!
February 19, 2021
Get global perspectives: ERAS® during COVID-19 seminar. Register free. #ERAS
Please note that the time in Australian Eastern Daylight Saving will be 10-11.30pm. Choose the "European session" when registering.
February 15, 2021
Thinking of applying for a VPNG Scholarship or Grant? A reminder that the Sr Mary Felix/June Allen Scholarship and Mary Barry/Medtronic Education Grants are closing at midnight on 31st March 2021.
February 10, 2021
Does perioperative nurses’ perceived competence change over time? A national survey of perioperative nurses.

Calling all perioperative nurses! Competence is crucial to patient safety in surgery.

We need your expertise to help us refine a survey that has been developed to describe perioperative nurses’ perceived competence. The survey is widely used around the world as part of education and training programs.

We are inviting you to be a part of national research that will contribute to patient safety by completing 2 short (15-20mins) anonymous online surveys, one to be completed immediately with the second survey to be completed after 6 months.

This research is being conducted by a national team led by Professor Brigid Gillespie from Griffith University, School of Nursing and Midwifery.

In appreciation of your time, there will be a prize draw at the end of the second survey with three nurses in the running to win a copy of the Australasian textbook Perioperative Nursing 3rd Edition (to be published in April, 2021), valued at $75.

Participation is voluntary and we hope you consider completing both anonymous online surveys.

To participate or to seek further information please follow the link below:
February 4, 2021
Interested in joining the VPNG Committee? - Follow the link to submit your nomination -
February 4, 2021
2021 State Conference - CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - Send through your submission for inclusion in our exciting program
January 30, 2021
Virtual PD Study Day!
March 27th, 9am-3pm.
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