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Te Hau Marire – the Māori Addiction Workforce Strategy

Te Hau Marire – the Māori Addiction Workforce Strategy, is available for consultation and feedback. A Māori Addiction Workforce Strategy has been in the making since March 2013.  We are currently seeking feedback on the strategy. You can access the strategy document here by clicking on this link Te Hau Marire Strategy 2014 If you would […]


Looking for funding to further your studies in 2015?

The trustees of the Lions Nurses’ Scholarship Foundation invite applications for scholarships for 2015. Nurses eligible for these scholarships must be resident  and employed within the State of NSW or ACT. You must currently be registered with the Nursing and  Midwifery Board of Australia and working within the  nursing profession in NSW or the ACT, […]


Make FASD History – International FASD Awareness Day 9.9.2014

September 9, 2014 is International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)  Awareness Day.   FASD Awareness Day was created to alert people to the importance of not drinking alcohol during pregnancy and the need to provide effective services for individuals and families impacted by these disorders. Wanting to know more?  Visit  either of these websites   http://www.nofasd.org.au or […]

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New DVD! The ASSIST with Substance Resource for Nurses

The ASSIST with Substance resource was developed by nurses, for nurses. Based on best-practice principles, it highlights the benefits of screening for substance use and how to provide a targeted brief intervention. The DVD has relevance to health professionals working in a variety of settings. Narrated by John Marsden (King’s College London and BBC productions) viewers are […]


New (draft) Policies for Your Consideration

Dear Colleagues The DANA Management Committee has been busy reviewing and rewriting the policies that govern the way we do things in DANA. Four of these policies are presented for your comment: DANA Direct Voting Policy DANA Volunteers Policy  DANA Consumer and Carers Involvement Policy DANA Financial Control and Delegation Policy You can access them […]

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International Overdose Awareness Day August 31 is approaching: Prevention and Remembrance.

We have to talk about overdose!   International Overdose Awareness Day on August 31 is approaching. What do we know? Oceania, which includes Australia and New Zealand, has a higher than average drug mortality rate than other countries (mainly because of better reporting) . The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) reported around […]

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The results are in! DANA Satisfaction Survey 2014

Thank you for participating in the DANA Satisfaction Survey 2014. There were fewer participants in this survey compared to the 2012 survey, but those people who did respond leaned more towards the ‘excellent’ end of the spectrum than the 2012 respondents. The survey responses will be used to underpin DANA’s strategic direction for the next […]

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DANA ‘Many Faces of Addiction’ Forum 2015 – Call for abstracts

The DANA  Organising Committee for the ‘Many Faces of Addiction’  Forum 2015  invites you to submit an abstract for an oral or poster presentation. The Forum will be held at Novotel Sydney Central, 13 – 14 August 2015. The DANA Forum theme, ‘Many Faces of Addiction’, reflects the diverse nature of addiction and the many people that it affects. […]

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Announcing the DANA ‘Many Faces of Addiction’ Forum 2015

In 2015 the Drug and Alcohol Nurses of Australasia’s (DANA) annual conference  will incorporate the renowned NSW Nurses’ Forum, to bring you the DANA ‘Many Faces of Addiction’ Forum. This dynamic nursing forum will bring together leaders in the addiction field from across Australia and New Zealand, to share their knowledge about the science of […]


Remaining Relevant to the Future Needs of Members

We urge you to contribute to the future of DANA by completing a ‘satisfaction’ survey through Survey Monkey. It will run until the end of August (you may have already received an email about this). The last full survey was conducted in 2012 and the results have helped inform the strategic direction of DANA since […]

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The Results are Out! Twitter and the DANA ‘Speak Up’ Conference #DANAConf2014

If you think that Twitter is about sharing insignificant information then think again. Twitter is a powerful form of online social networking. It has the potential to influence world events (think about the Egyptian uprising) and the outcome of elections. We hear the biggest news stories first through twitter and yes, we can even find […]

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DANA New Zealand! Apply now for membership of the DANA Credentialling Advisory Committee

 Your role will be to support the DANA Pathways to Credentialling process in Australia and the Pathways to Advanced Certification process in New Zealand by: promoting the benefits of nurse credentialling / advanced certification in general and of DANA credentialling / advanced certification in particular; ensuring that credentialling / advanced certification selection criteria meet current […]



A DANA / NCPIC Special Event – Free Training- Melbourne

 DANA and NCPIC invite you to a Saturday workshop on October 18th 2014 in Melbourne, Victoria.  CANNABIS EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW  10 – 11.30am  A VERY BRIEF INTERVENTION  FOR CANNABIS  11.30am – 1pm Morning tea will be provided. This Special Event is suitable for Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Mental Health Practitioners, Corrections Health, Allied Health […]

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Register Now for DANA’s NSW Nurses Forum “Navigating the Future” Sydney 5th September 2014

Dear Colleagues Take a quick break in Sydney and get along to the NSW Nurses Forum “Navigating the Future”. If you require airfares they are lower than ever and there are some great accommodation deals available around Darling Harbour through Wotif.com. Further to last year’s rave reviews,  DANA is delighted to tell you that we have […]


Need Assistance to Attend the DANA Annual Conference? Consider an Application to FARE for a Financial Grant

The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) has  funding available to assist individuals attend conferences that deal with drug and alcohol issues. Financial assistance is available to individuals supported by their employers to attend Alcohol and Other Drug  themed conferences  to enhance their professional expertise (up to a maximum of $2,000 ex GST). Follow […]



Love the sunshine and sea ? Looking for a career change?

The Illawarra Drug and Alcohol  service, Wollongong  (only 50 minutes from Sydney)  is looking for a CNC1 to join the team. Position Title: Clinical Nurse Consultant Grade 1 – Drug and Alcohol Employment Status: Permanent Full Time Entity: Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District Geographical Location: Wollongong Advertised Award/Classification: Clinical Nurse Consultant Grade 1 Salary: $1,909.70 […]


Residential Nurse – YSAS Glen Iris (Vic)

YSAS is looking for a passionate and motivated Registered Nurse who is able to facilitate withdrawal and associated services for young people seeking assistance in their physical detoxification from licit and illicit substances. You will be required to work closely with General Practitioners in the provision of withdrawal support; you will develop and maintain positive […]


Like to work in Darwin?

What a great  job!  Clinical Nurse Consultant, Volatile Substance Abuse (Designation: Nurse 5) Work Unit: Tobacco, Alcohol and Other Drugs Clinical Services, Darwin Position Number:26716 Responsible To: Manager, Alcohol and Other Drugs Clinical Services, Darwin Remuneration Package:  $112,261 – $116,912, inclusive of salary of $97,431 – $101,521 Primary Objective: To provide expert Alcohol and Other Drugs clinical consultancy, […]