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DESCRIPTIONMelissa Bloomer Melissa.email@example.com. ANTS EBulletin. 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. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
PurposeCommunity of PracticeShared interestsMedium for communicationInformation sharingResearch/scholarly activitiesClinical 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 storiesWe need more! Tell other ANTS members about the great work you or your colleagues are doing
Future growthConsiderationsAccess 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 publishersContribution to Aust educational scholarship Jan Sayers reportRoom for an Aust focused educational journalNursing only or inclusive of allied health?
Educational journalMelissa Bloomer (eBulletin editor) met with Cambridge Publishing to discuss producing a peer-reviewed journal for ANTSAust owned specialist publisherWill 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 AustraliaAustralian College ofOperating Room Nurses
Australia and New Zealand Continence JournalContinence Foundation of Australia (CFA)
Australian Journal of Cancer NursingCancer Nurses Society of Australia
Day Surgery AustraliaAustralian Day Surgery Nurses Association
Journal of Stomal Therapy AustraliaAustralian 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 AotearoaWound Practice & ResearchAustralian Wound Management Association
Transplant Nurses JournalTransplant Nurses Association
World Council of Enterostomal Therapists Journal The World Council of Enterostomal Therapists
BriefThe Law Society of Western Australia
The Australian MetrologistThe Metrology Society of Australia
Microbiology AustraliaThe Australian Society for Microbiology
Educational JournalSuggestion of dual approachScholarly peer-reviewed educational journalSociety magazine (similar to current eBulletin)
Electronic or PrintEditorialMarketing/PromotionalMarket audience, Impact on membership
Future direction points to considerWhere do we see ANTS going?
How can we BETTER keep a geographically disparate membership connected?
How can we contributeTo nursing?To nurse education?