CoNSA NSW & ACT (formaly know as ANCAN Association of Nurse Continence Advisors NSW) strives to support nurses to promote the management and treatment of incontinence and has been sharing knowledge, skills and expertise since 1994.
CoNSA NSW & ACT strives to provide nurses in NSW with the following:
• Professional networking opportunities
• Access to information that will help to promote better bladder and bowel health for your patients, residents or consumers.
• Evidence based professional seminars
Activities will include but not be limited to:
Organisational competency needs assessment
Research with views to developing position statements on relevant issues
Providing Education (coaching, individual and group)
CoNSA NSW & ACT generally has one to two Professional Study Days per year . This year we are not facilitating a Professional Day but instead hosting The Bladder & Bowel Series in April & August. This is a two hour session including our General Meeting from 6-8pm.
These sessions will be held in Sydney, however we working towards being able to stream this event so that our regional members can also benefit.
For those members who live out of the metropolitan area, there are travel scholarships available. There are also other generous scholarships available for conferences, education, etc. Terms and conditions apply to all scholarships. Recipients are selected by the CoNSA NSW & ACT committee. View the Scholarship here.
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held in August during our second seminar of The Bladder & Bowel Series. We welcome new members to join the Committee. There are various Executive positions as well as the Education Committee and Marketing & Communication Committee members. It is also a valuable contribution to the organisation and its members.
Members receive an E-Newsletter four times per year. We welcome members’ contributions to the CoNSA NSW & ACT newsletter. If Members have attended any Professional Seminar or Educational meeting that relates to continence they are encouraged to give a report on any part of the day so that we can publish it in our newsletter. Additionally, if members have an interesting case history they are willing to share, they are encouraged to do so.