A Special Interest Group supporting nurses who have an interest in continence promotion and improving the lives of people living with an elimination problem.
CoNSA aims and objectives
To provide a forum for sharing of information and ideas between members to facilitate mutually beneficial outcomes
To facilitate participation in conferences, seminars and decision-making forums relevant to the interests of members and to be involved in activities to enhance the role of members
To facilitate participation in special projects and research, complementary to raising awareness and issues and emerging trends relevant to members
To raise the public profile of the CoNSA Vic/Tas SIG and increase public and health industry awareness of the value of the role of continence nurses
To increase the understanding and knowledge of issues pertaining to incontinence, bladder and bowel dysfunction
To increase the profile and aid empowerment of those promoting continence throughout Victoria, Tasmania and Nationally
Membership is open to all nurses with a interest in continence nursing
- All members are encouraged to join the Executive Committee
- The yearly membership fee is $50.00 payable by 30 June
Download the CoNSA Vic/Tas membership form (pdf, 510KB)
For CoNSA membership inquiries please contact Mark Staaf, Professional Officer at the ANMF (Vic Branch)
General meetings are held a minimum of three times a year
- These meeting may include an educational presentation preceded by a business meeting and a light supper
- The minutes of the AGM will be emailed to all financial members
- Each year the December meeting is an open invitation to attend the Christmas dinner function. Date and venue will be advised via the CoNSA Vic/Tas newsletter
CoNSA SIG members
Lisa Wragg (President), Joanne Dean (Secretary), Janie Thompson (Treasurer)
CoNSA Life Membership Board
Dr Susan Hunt, Rhonda Wheeldon, Kay Bews Bundle.
CoNSA meeting presentations
2017 Meeting of the Waters PowerPoing Presentations
Download the presentations here: 2017 MOW PowerPoint - Cancer joins you in bedroom and 2017 MOW PowerPoint Presentation - Supporting people with challenging behaviours
Grants, awards and prizes
Professional Development grant
The CoNSA Vic/Tas professional development grants provide financial assistance to the value of $1000 for members to undertake professional development activities that enhance the member’s scope of practice in continence care, such as conferences, study days, workshops etc.
The CoNSA Vic/Tas postgraduate scholarship provides financial assistance to the value of $3000 for members to help cover some of the costs of postgraduate studies that directly enhance the applicant’s professional learning related to continence assessment, management and promotion.
The CoNSA Vic/Tas research/project scholarship provides financial assistance to the value of $3000 for members undertaking relevant research.
Other useful resources