CSSANZ Nurses Award


CALLING ALL STOMA NURSES - we are ready to accept your 2023 applications. 
Closing date is Monday 4 September 2023

Nurses Award Flyer 2023

Nurses Award Application form 2023

AWARD DETAIL (please read full instructions on the Application Form):

Purpose: To promote the collegiate relationship between nursing and medical professionals involved in the specialty of colorectal surgery, the CSSANZ will award a scholarship for a successful applicant to attend The CME Meeting being held in the Gold Coast 17-18 November 2023.

Award value: The scholarship will cover registration to the Spring Meeting, an economy class airfare to the venue, accommodation and A$500.  The winner is presented with the certificate & cheque at the meeting, but is not required to make a presentation as part of the Award.

Eligibility Criteria:  Applicants must be:

  • Currently registered by their relevant professional body in either Australia or NZ
  • Currently working in the field of colorectal surgery in Australia or NZ
  • Able to attend the CSSANZ Spring Meeting within or outside Australia.   

Process: Submit an article suitable for publication in a Nursing Journal. The article should cover a colorectal topic and may be in the form of, but not limited to:

  • A clinical case study.
  • Research project.
  • Book review not previously published. 
  • Educational poster or teaching tool. 
  • Professional issue pertinent to Colorectal Surgery. 

Selection Criteria:  The judges’ decision will be final and based on the following criteria: 

  • Presentation 
  • Originality 
  • Appropriateness to nursing and colorectal surgery 
  • Demonstrated integration of theory and practice 
  • Suitability for publication 

Previous years winners:

  • 2022 Kelly Vickers
  • 2021 Julie Tucker
  • 2020 Award withheld
  • 2019 Rebecca Howson
  • 2018 Naomi Houston
  • 2017 Diana Hayes
  • 2016 Diana Hayes
  • 2015 Amanda Richardson