ANMF (Vic Branch) is a finalist in the Victorian Premier’s Sustainability Awards health category for our ‘Nursing for the Environment’ (NFE) course for nurses and midwives.
Nurses and midwives recognise that climate change and environmental sustainability are matters of public health.
The course provides nurses and midwives with a clear understanding of how sustainable practices fits into professional scope of practice, code of ethics and mandated reporting mechanisms.
Interventions and ideas are fed into an action plan for participants to take into their workplaces with support and training provided by the Branch’s Environmental Health Officer.
The Branch developed the two-day course in response to the gap in knowledge for nurses and midwives to turn their concerns into action, as part of our commitment to tackling climate change.
CEO of Sustainability Victoria, Stan Krpan, describes the project as ‘exceptional’.
‘The ANMF demonstrated to the judges that they have translated the principles of sustainability into practice to achieve outstanding results for our environment and the state of our future.’
Winners will be announced on Thursday 11 October.