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TAS President's Message

“The Tasmanian branch of CENA welcomes member feedback and provides quality education and networking opportunities for local members.

The Tasmanian branch believes in addressing the challenges that ED nurses face, with simple and innovative strategies to reinforce optimal Emergency care for our Tasmanian community.

We are a passionate and committed team, in the pursuit of reaching our national and local goals.

If you would like to join us or know more please click here

Michael Browne | President TAS Branch

Tasmanian Branch Committee

Name Position
Vacant President (expires ), Board Director
Maria Unwin Vice President (expires Oct 2019), Board Director
Amy Glynn Secretary (expires Oct 2018)
Charity Knowles Treasurer (expires Oct 2018)
Trish Allen Committee Member (expires Oct 2018)
Tony Bradley Committee Member (expires Oct 2018)
Gill Course Committee Member (expires Oct 2017)
Mel Rose Committee Member (expires Oct 2018)
Carol Scott Committee Member (expires Oct 2017)
Alex Pryce Committee Member (expires Oct 2017)
Allison West Committee Member (expires Oct 2017)
Matt Wooler Committee Member (expires Oct 2018)

Education and Other Events

Elanie Killeen Scholarship

An opportunity to receive $500 towards your professional development in 2017/8

The Victorian Branch has established the Elaine Killeen Education Scholarship to support a Victorian or Tasmanian CENA member currently practicing in an emergency department to attend an education event. The value of the scholarship is $500 and the recipient will receive up to this sum to go towards paying the costs associated with an education activity. This award has been established in acknowledgment of the significant contribution made to CENA by Elaine Killeen a dedicated emergency nurse and member of the Victorian Branch who passed away suddenly in 2011. Elaine was specifically committed to education and was responsible for education in Victoria for several years. To make this award possible, the Victorian Branch have undertaken to run an extra fundraising event each year to sponsor this award.

For further information about the Elaine Killeen Scholarship click here.

Applicants must complete the application form and submit this to

Expression of Interest – Branch President


The Tasmanian Branch is currently seeking expressions of interest from CENA members who want to nominate for the position of Branch President.

If you are passionate about Emergency Nursing in Tasmania and providing a voice for emergency nurses and the communities we care for, this could be a role for you!

We only have until April to fill the President’s position, if it is not filled Tasmania will be at risk of losing our CENA branch and we’ll be merged with one of the bigger mainland states.

Let’s hold onto our identity as Australia’s only island state!

The leadership role, outlined in the position description, is important in the future of Emergency Nursing in Tasmania. If you are interested please email your details together with your CV to

Amy Glynn (, Tasmanian Secretary, by the 14th March OR as soon as possible!

And, if you know someone who would be great in this role please encourage them to make the step in contacting us and nominating for this great role!

If you have any questions regarding this role and/or being a CENA National Board member, please contact Maria Unwin (