Victorian Urological Nurses Society SIG

Interest Groups

Special Interest Groups meetings, Events and Conferences

The society provides a forum for education, research, information sharing, facilitates access to relevant resource material and promotes the highest standards of care in urological nursing.

An elected committee coordinates the activities of the Society. This committee is elected on an annual basis and holds bi monthly executive meetings. VUNS follows the guidelines set out in its Statement of Purpose.

The evolution of VUNS has been rewarding experience for urology nurses. The introduction and continued growth of the Graduate Certificate in Urological and Continence Nursing and the Post Graduate Diploma of Nursing Science in Urological and Continence Nursing offered through La Trobe University has given nurses with a passion for urology an avenue to extend their knowledge. 

VUNS members have also been instrumental in the founding of the Australian and New Zealand Urological Nurses Society (ANZUNS). This national body has been established to provide a communication network between State and New Zealand Urological Nurses Societies, including affiliation with international Urological nursing organizations. Membership of VUNS provides automatic membership of ANZUNS.

Membership

Join VUNS - The Victorian Urological Nurses Society, and gain access to a range of exclusive benefits, educational resources and quality professional development.

VUNS was established with the aim of providing a communication network for those nurses with a special interest in urology.

Members are entitled to: 

  • Regular newsletters        
  • Funding for scholarships subject to meeting eligibility criteria  
  • Attend education days at discounted prices      
  • Voting rights at the Annual General Meeting      
  • Membership to the Australia and New Zealand Urological Nurses Society (ANZUNS)
  • Discounted registration at the ANZUNS Annual Scientific meeting

Our website vuns.com.au is updated regular and has all the relevant information for members.

VUNS Membership is open to all ANMF members with a special interest in urological nursing from Victoria and Tasmania. 

Membership is effective from 1st July - 30th June of each financial year.

Includes membership to our national body ANZUNS (Australian & New Zealand Urological Nurses Society) .

Payments

Must be received before 31st July of each financial year
Existing Members - payment received After 1st August, will forfeit previous benefits
New Members - joining after 1st April, will be rolled over to the new financial year 

Payments are made via trybooking on the website vuns.com.au- direct debit will not be accepted

Cost - (fees are subject to change, members will be notified of any changes)
$60.00 Annual Fee
$65.00 Annual Fee + Late Renewal Fee  / applicable if renewal is received after 31st July
All queries to be emailed to the VUNS secretary: secretary@vuns.com.au

Meetings and events

Educational meetings are are held throughout the year and open to all members and affiliated trade members. VUNS endeavours to hold a country meeting annually. As an adjunct to educational meetings, a bi-monthly newsletter is produced. 

Notice of Annual General Meeting of the Members of the Victorian Urological Nurses Society

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Victorian Urological Nurses Society (VUNS) will be held on Wednesday 7 October 2020 at 7:00pm via Zoom Webinar. Details on joining the webinar will be sent to you by email closer to the date.

If you have any questions please email Melissa Caruso at vunssecretary@gmail.com

VUNS USANZ Annual Scientific Meeting Scholarship

Contact

Melissa Caruso
E: vunssecretary@gmail.com