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VIC President's Message

“CENA is a national body representing emergency nurses. However, many of the activities of the College occur within States and Territories. The Victorian Branch Committee of Management meets every two months throughout the year to manage the business of the Victorian Branch, which includes planning education events, completing work delegated by the National Board such as position statements and representing Victorian emergency nurses locally and nationally.

The Committee would welcome contributions from members, either by joining the Committee, contributing to events (education or social) or providing feedback and ideas for developing and improving the service provided by CENA locally or nationally.”

Julia Morphet | President VIC Branch

VIC Branch Committee

Name Position
Julia Morphet President (expires Oct 2020), Board Director
Di Crellin Vice President (expires Oct 2019)
Sarah Cornish Secretary (expires Oct 2020)
Tamsin Jones Treasurer (expires Oct 2020)
Rachel Cross Committee member (expires Oct 2019)
Kelly Decker Committee member (expires Oct 2020)
Hollie Jaggard Committee member (expires Oct 2020)
Kelli Innes Committee member (expires Oct 2019)
Jo Morey Committee Member (expires Oct 2019);
Board Director
Allyson Backholer Committee Member (expires Oct 2019)
Jo Porter Committee Member (expires Oct 2019)
Kate Sandry Committee Member (expires Oct 2019)
John Thompson Committee Member (expires Oct 2020)
Rebecca Peel Committee Member (expires Oct 2020)
Kelli Vivekanantham Committee Member (expires Oct 2020)
Lisa Kuhn Committee Member (expires Oct 2019)
Grace Currie Committee Member (expires Oct 2020)

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Victorian CENA Branch Committee Representation

CENA Committees

CENA TNP – Rachel Cross

Professional Practice Committee – Di Crellin

National Education Committee – Kelli Innes; Tamsin Jones; Hollie Jaggard & Grace Currie

Marketing and Communications Committee – Kate Sandry

Research Committee  – Julia Morphet

Membership and Representation – John Thompson

External Committees

Australian Resuscitation Council (Victorian Branch) – Allyson Backholer

Field Emergency Medical Officer (FEMO) Program – Don Garlick

The 17th International Conference for Emergency Nurses (ICEN) for the College of Emergency Nursing Australasia (CENA) is to be held from 16th – 18thOctober 2019 at the Hilton Adelaide, South Australia.

The 2019 theme is EXPAND. EXPLORE. EXCEED.

For more information, please visit 

Education and Other Events

The Victorian Branch aims to offer members regular education and networking opportunities by hosting a range of events across the State. These programs will focus on skill development (eg: plastering workshops), evidence based updates and themed programs (such as: burns, ventilation, paediatrics etc). The education team also run annual forums for ED nurse managers and educators to provide them with professional development opportunities.

Social activities are also a good way for emergency nurses to celebrate the work that they do and the Victorian Branch regularly consider ways that Victorian emergency nurses can enjoy themselves. This has included barbeques, organised dinners and trivia nights. We will continue to focus on ways in which we can host social events for our members.

CENA Trauma Nursing Program

2019 CENA TNP Courses

  • Dandenong | August 10-11
  • Melbourne | November 23-24
    Registrations are now open, click here.

Interested in hosting a CENA TNP course? Find more information here

Safer Care Victoria are the state’s healthcare quality and safety improvement agency. The following link takes you to the Emergency Care Guidance that may support your in your clinical practice –

Previous Events


  • Suturing Workshop


  • ICEN 2018
  • Plastering Workshop


  • Suturing Workshop (Mildura)
  • Revisiting & Reinventing Emergency Nursing
  • Suturing Workshop (Ballarat)


  • Triage Workshop


  • Suturing Workshop
  • Paediatric Emergency Seminar