Purpose Community of Practice Shared interests Medium for communication Information sharing Research/scholarly activities Clinical education issues Showcase unique initiatives or activities Contribute to shared knowledge
Does the eBulletin meet our need? Currently we have Quarterly electronic publication Reliant on member contribution and participation Inclusive of ANTS state committee reports Special interest stories We need more! Tell other ANTS members about the great work you or your colleagues are doing
Future growth Considerations Access – each edition of the eBulletin is accessed approx 600 times Member needs? – does it suit our member needs? What would address our needs best? – A scholarly peer- reviewed journal could help to raise the profile of ANTS and provide a forum for first time publishers Contribution to Aust educational scholarship Jan Sayers report Room for an Aust focused educational journal Nursing only or inclusive of allied health?
Educational journal Melissa Bloomer (eBulletin editor) met with Cambridge Publishing to discuss producing a peer-reviewed journal for ANTS Aust owned specialist publisher Will help to refine purpose and needs, Help to target our market audience, Positive impact on membership
Some of the journals published on behalf of Societies are: ACORN – The Official Journal of Perioperative Nursing in Australia Australian College of Operating Room Nurses Australia and New Zealand Continence Journal Continence Foundation of Australia (CFA) Australian Journal of Cancer Nursing Cancer Nurses Society of Australia Day Surgery Australia Australian Day Surgery Nurses Association Journal of Stomal Therapy Australia Australian Association of Stomal Therapy Nurses Neonatal, Paediatric and Child Health Nursing Journal Australian Confederation of Paediatric and Child Health Nurses and Australian College of Neonatal Nurses and Neonatal Nurses College Aotearoa Wound Practice & Research Australian Wound Management Association Transplant Nurses Journal Transplant Nurses Association World Council of Enterostomal Therapists Journal The World Council of Enterostomal Therapists Brief The Law Society of Western Australia The Australian Metrologist The Metrology Society of Australia Microbiology Australia The Australian Society for Microbiology http://journals.cambridgemedia.com.au/npchn/
Educational Journal Suggestion of dual approach Scholarly peer-reviewed educational journal Society magazine (similar to current eBulletin) Electronic or Print Editorial Marketing/Promotional Market audience, Impact on membership
Future direction – points to consider Where do we see ANTS going? How can we BETTER keep a geographically disparate membership connected? How can we contribute To nursing? To nurse education?