ACORN

Becoming a SAPNA member gives you automatic membership with our national perioperative nursing body, ACORN. As well as the other benefits already mentioned this include:

  • able to purchase discounted ACORN products, including educational DVDs, ACORN competencies and Standards
  • eligibility for ACORN Fellowship

For information about ACORN, go to www.acorn.org.au

 

ACORN SCHOLARSHIPS

ACORN – RESEARCH GRANT

ACORN is committed to encouraging and supporting research into perioperative nursing practice. Through research perioperative nurses can adopt best practice based on current evidence. ACORN understands that research takes time, commitment and funds and so we offer an annual research grant of up to $20 000.

If you are a master’s or doctorate research student, a member of a research team or a beginning researcher you are eligible to apply for the ACORN Research grant. Applications for the 2018 Research grant close on 31 January 2018. The application form will be available to download from this page from the end of August.

 

ACORN – FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE GRANTS

The ACORN financial assistance grants are intended to support the learning of perioperative nursing members. Their purpose is to assist nurses to

  • develop higher level skills related to the practice of perioperative nursing
  • carry out projects that will enhance perioperative nursing competence
  • attend national and international conferences.

The ACORN International volunteer and teaching grant also assists nurses to engage in charitable work, such as volunteering to work with aid groups.

 

ACORN – BRAVURA LASER SAFETY OFFICER (LSO) EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP

Bravura is offering a scholarship for one ACORN member from each state to complete a course in basic laser safety training (surgical and operating suite).

Click here to download the application form.

 

ACORN – CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE SCHOLARSHIP

ACORN endeavours to support its members and is therefore offering scholarships to cover the cost of registration to the upcoming ACORN conference. Through these scholarships, 20 perioperative nurses will be given the chance to attend our international conference in May 2018.

Click here to download the application form.

 

ACORN – INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER AND TEACHING GRANT

ACORN wishes to support its members and the broader perioperative community, by offering financial support for members who are intending to do voluntary work or teach perioperative nursing skills overseas.

If you are an ACORN member who intends to travel overseas to do voluntary work or teach you may be eligible to apply for the ACORN International volunteer and teaching grant to assist with travel costs. Every year ACORN offers two of these grants of $2500 each.

Click here to download the application form.

 

ACORN – UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA PARTNERSHIPS

The University of Tasmania and the Australian College of Operating Room Nurses (ACORN) have partnered to offer postgraduate nursing courses on a scholarship basis to ACORN members.

http://utas.edu.au/health/ACORN