Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward FACN, CEO of the Australian College of Nursing (ACN) congratulates the recipients in the Queen’s Birthday 2018 honours list.

“On behalf of ACN I would like to especially congratulate all the nurses who are the recipients of these prestigious awards,” said Adjunct Professor Ward.

“These recipients demonstrate exceptional nursing leadership qualities that enhance patient health outcomes for the community.

“Nurses are the interface of the health system and are involved in every aspect of healthcare. To be recognised for their achievements in the profession is truly deserving and inspiring.”

The nurses recognised by the Queen’s honours list include:

  • Terry Ann Cranwell (AM)

For significant service to parliament and politics in Queensland, and to women in rural and regional communities.

  • Anne Therese Cross (AM)

For significant service to the community through social welfare organisations in the government and not-for-profit sectors, and to women.

  • Phyllis Mary Davis MACN (AM)

For significant service to nursing through clinical, administrative and international advisory roles, and to nurse education.

  • Cheryl Ann Norris MACN (AM)

For significant service to nursing, particularly to neonatal paediatrics, as a clinician and administrator, to education, and to the history of nursing in Tasmania.

  • Julienne Florence Feast (OAM)

For service to the community of Mount Gambier.

  • Elizabeth Mary Fraser (OAM)

For service to the community.

  • Jane Mary Griffith (OAM)

For service to nursing.

  • Blanche Lynette Mulligan (OAM)

For service to the community through a range of organisations.

  • Michael John Oates (OAM)

For service to psychiatric nursing.

  • Julienne Tyers (OAM)

For service to nursing, and to international eye-health programs.

  • Jane Elizabeth Gallagher (PSM)

For outstanding public service in the areas of nursing services to veterans.

The health and wellbeing of Australians is underpinned by excellence in the nursing profession. ACN works with nurse leaders around the country to advocate for the nursing profession and improve the Australian community’s health.


  1. Hi Folks,

    I’m trying to find the location of Cheryl Ann Norris. Cheryl is the author of a couple of publications regarding the history of nursing in Tasmania. If you cannot give me her whereabouts, would you be able to find out if her books are still on sale, and where I could purchase copies of them.

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