The Australian Womens Health Nurse Association Inc (AWHNA)

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The Association is the peak organisation that supports womens health nurses throughout Australia. The AWHNA has a broad based membership across Australia, is recognised by the National Nursing Organisation and is affiliated with The Australian College of Nursing.

News & Upcoming Events


Women’s Health Nurse Recognised in 2017 South Australia International Women’s Day Awards

IWD Honour for Dr Wendy Abigail

On March 8th Dr Wendy Abigail, AWHNA SA member was the recipient of an International Women’s Day Irene Bell

Dr Wendy Abigail

Dr Wendy Abigail (right) receiving her IWD 2017 Irene Bell Award

Community Award at the IWD Luncheon in Adelaide. The award is named after Mrs Irene Bell OAM who was a member of the IWD Committee for more than 35 years.  The award is given to women or groups who have a high level of demonstrated community spirit and work that helps raise the status of women in the community. Wendy was nominated for her longstanding contributions to women’s health locally, nationally and internationally. Her community spirit and work includes being an active member in leadership positions in the National Council of Women SA, Australian Women’s Health Network, Australian Women’s Health Nurse Association, Equality Rights Alliance and the Southern Community Advisory Council for the Primary Health Networks.


Graduate Studies in Women’s Health. Please follow this link. Course at QUT Clinical Practice Guidelines are now available. Please contact the Secretary for a copy. For information on Nurse Practitioners, please follow this link. –

CPD Opportunity

Women’s Health Module available via Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation on the following  link

The women’s health module is available under the midwifery section. There is a small cost for the module. This module was written in association with our AWHNA.