ASHM recognises the vital role that nurses play in prevention, screening, testing, diagnosis, treatment and management of those at risk of and living with HIV, viral hepatitis and STIs. Our Nursing program aims to:
Our program offers nursing education and resources in HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections for novice to expert nurses in Australia and New Zealand. Ensuring nurses have access to high quality and relevant training to enhance their professional development is a priority. Visit ASHM's training calendar to see what education is being offered in your area.
ASHM is committed to supporting nurses to work to their full scope of practice. We do this via the program in the following activities:
email@example.com T 04 2259 6701
Melinda is a Registered Nurse with experience in acute care, primary health care and public health, has completed a Graduate Certificate in Health Promotion and a Masters degree in Public Health. She is a Fellow of the Australian College of Nursing and the Brisbane Region Secretariat. Please contact Melinda for further information on ASHM’s nursing related activities and the Nursing Program. Melinda is a Registered Nurse with experience in acute care, primary health care and public health, has completed a Graduate Certificate in Health Promotion and a Masters degree in Public Health. She is a Fellow of the Australian College of Nursing and the Brisbane Region Secretariat. Please contact Melinda for further information on ASHM’s nursing related activities and the Nursing Program.
Dr Liz Crock is aNurse Practitioner who specialised in infectious diseases and worked in HIV in the early 1990s as an HIV Clinical Nurse Specialist at Fairfield Infectious Diseases Hospital in Melbourne. She has worked with the Royal District Nursing Service, now Bolton Clarke HIV Team as Clinical Nurse Consultant in Melbourne for the last 17 years and is the current Vice President of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANZANAC). Liz is currently on the ASHM Board of Directors.
Penny has been working in the sexual health, HIV and hepatitis health sector as a specialist nurse since 1995 and is currently the Nurse Practitioner at the Townsville Sexual Health Service. She has extensive knowledge and skills in sexual health, women’s health, reproductive health, sexual function, genital dermatology and forensic nursing. Penny is currently on the ASHM Board of Directors.
Program Manager, Workforce Developement and Health Service Delivery
Clinical Nurse Consultant
Clinical Nurse Consultant
Clinical Nurse Consultantr
Management and Treatment Coordinator, Hepatitis, HIV/AIDS and Sexual Health Program
All nurses are invited to become ASHM member with ASHM membership for nurses now available for $110.
Nurses who are members of organisations that hold ASHM organisation sustaining membership are also eligible to become an ASHM Affiliate member.
ASHM held a one-day forum, a satellite event of the 2018 Australasian Viral Hepatitis Conference. Participants shared nurse-led models-of-care, knowledge and experiences for the management and treatment of viral hepatitis.