Pre-admission Nurses Association

Special Interest Group

Interest Groups

Special Interest Groups meetings, Events and Conferences

The Pre-Admission Nurses Association (PaNA) was established in August 2001, as a result of the increase in available pre-admission services across Victoria.

The special interest group currently has over one hundred members and this number is always growing. Workshops are held every 3-4 months, which provides excellent networking opportunities, dynamic speakers to promote continuing education and a certificate of attendance. The workshops are usually held at ANMF (Vic Branch) in the Carson Conference Centre. We invite members from various hospitals in both metropolitan and rural Victoria to provide a venue at least once per year.

PaNA aims and objectives

  • To promote the professional and educational interests of pre-admission nurses
  • To develop and monitor standards of practice within the area of pre-admission
  • Promote the recognition of pre-admission nursing as a professional nursing speciality
  • To provide peer support and networking opportunities for exchange of knowledge and experience
  • Provide forums for continuing education within the area of pre-admission through lectures, presentations and seminars

PaNA membership

A $5 annual membership fee applies to all members. New members are most welcome. 
For membership inquiries or for further information about this special interest group please contact Gayle Van-Seters (President)

Download the Pre-Admission Nurses Association membership form

PaNA executive

Gayle Van-Seters (President), Kate Hussey (Vice President), Karen Griffiths (Secretary), Louise Hope (Treasurer), Jenny Craig (Executive Member), Effie Liavas (Executive Member), Michelle Walkley (Executive Member)

Professional development grant

The PaNA professional development grant supports applications for conference, study or workshop attendances to value of $2000 for members to undertake these activities that enhance the members scope of practice in pre-admission nursing. Download the application form.