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VIC President's Message

“CENA is a national body representing emergency nurses. However, many of the activities of the College occur within States and Territories. The Victorian Branch Committee of Management meets every two months throughout the year to manage the business of the Victorian Branch, which includes planning education events, completing work delegated by the National Board such as position statements and representing Victorian emergency nurses locally and nationally.

The Committee would welcome contributions from members, either by joining the Committee, contributing to events (education or social) or providing feedback and ideas for developing and improving the service provided by CENA locally or nationally.”

Julia Morphet | President VIC Branch

VIC Branch Committee

Name Position
Julia Morphet President (expires Oct 2020), Board Director
Di Crellin Vice President (expires Oct 2019)
Sarah Cornish Secretary (expires Oct 2018)
Treasurer (vacant)
Rachel Cross Committee member (expires Oct 2019)
Kelly Decker Committee member (expires Oct 2020)
Hollie Jaggard Committee member (expires Oct 2020)
Kelli Innes Committee member (expires Oct 2019)
Tamsin Jones Committee member (expires Oct 2020)
Jo Morey Committee Member (expires Oct 2019);
Board Director
Allyson Backholer Committee Member (expires Oct 2019)
Jo Porter Committee Member (expires Oct 2019)
Kate Sandry Committee Member (expires Oct 2019)
John Thompson Committee Member (expires Oct 2020)
Rebecca Peel Committee Member (expires Oct 2020)
Kelli Vivekanantham Committee Member (expires Oct 2020)
Lisa Kuhn Committee Member (expires Oct 2019)

Victorian CENA Branch Committee Representation

CENA Committees

CENA TNP – Rachel Cross

Professional Practice Committee – Di Crellin

National Education Committee – Kelli Innes & Jo Porter & Rachel Cross

Marketing and Communications Committee – Kate Sandry

Research Committee  – Julia Morphet

Membership and Representation – John Thompson

External Committees

Australian Resuscitation Council (Victorian Branch) – Allyson Backholer

Field Emergency Medical Officer (FEMO) Program – Don Garlick

ICEN 2018

The 16th International Conference for Emergency Nurses is being held at The Pullman, Albert Park between 10 -12 October 2018. As it is being held in our backyard this year let’s try and get a large Victorian Contingent attending. For further information, to register, or to submit an abstract click here.

Education and Other Events

The Victorian Branch aims to offer members regular education and networking opportunities by hosting a range of events across the State. These programs will focus on skill development (eg: plastering workshops), evidence based updates and themed programs (such as: burns, ventilation, paediatrics etc). The education team also run annual forums for ED nurse managers and educators to provide them with professional development opportunities.

Social activities are also a good way for emergency nurses to celebrate the work that they do and the Victorian Branch regularly consider ways that Victorian emergency nurses can enjoy themselves. This has included barbeques, organised dinners and trivia nights. We will continue to focus on ways in which we can host social events for our members.

CENA Trauma Nursing Program

CENA ran a CENA Trauma Nursing Program (CENA TNP) last weekend at the Alfred Hospital. Participants agreed the course was valuable and were highly satisfied with the program. To view more information about CENA TNP, Upcoming Programs or to request a CENA TNP program be run at your organisation click here

Final VIC TNP course for 2018

Dandenong | Nov 17-18 (VIC)
Find out more


Previous Events


  • Plastering Workshop


  • Suturing Workshop (Mildura)
  • Revisiting & Reinventing Emergency Nursing
  • Suturing Workshop (Ballarat)


  • Triage Workshop


  • Suturing Workshop
  • Paediatric Emergency Seminar

Nurses Memorial Centre Anzac Day Ceremony

On Sunday 22nd April 2018, two members from the CENA Vic Branch (Associate Professor Lisa Kuhn and John Thompson) had the honour of representing CENA at the annual Nurses Memorial Centre Anzac Day memorial, and laying a wreath. The ceremony is held every year at the NMC Centre on St Kilda Road and is dedicated to all those nurses who gave their lives and health in service to their country in times of war and peace.