With 2020 declared the Year of the Nurse and Midwife, the Australian College of Nursing welcomes the recognition of the profession’s contribution to the community in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours.
“Nurses are vital to the delivery of universal health care,” Australian College of Nursing (ACN) CEO, Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward FACN said. “While nurses are humble about the difference they make, it is nice to know those we care for appreciate us and to have members of our profession celebrated on the national stage.
“This year, more than ever, Australians have acknowledged our profession due to the role nurses have played in the nation’s COVID-19 response. While during this time nurses have provided exceptional care just as they always have, this crisis has reinforced the community’s perception of nurses’ professionalism, skills and commitment.
“Congratulations to each of the nurses individually honoured today. These are our industry leaders and outstanding examples of the contribution nurses make each and every day in every health care setting and community.
This year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours recipients include:
Member (AM) in the General Division
- Ms Sarah Louise BROWN Alice Springs NT 0870 For significant service to community health, to remote area nursing, and to the Indigenous community.
- Professor Rhonda Pearl MARRIOTT Gosnells WA 6110 For significant service to tertiary education, to Indigenous health, and to nursing.
- Ms Judith Louise MEPPEM PSM FACN (DLF) Northmead NSW 2152 For significant service to nursing administration, and to community health.
- Ms Elizabeth Ruth MOHLE Grange QLD 4051 For significant service to industrial relations, to the nursing profession, and to the superannuation sector.
- Distinguished Professor Patricia YATES FACN Upper Mt Gravatt QLD 4122 For significant service to tertiary education, to cancer and palliative care nursing, and to medical research.
- Professor Jeanine YOUNG FACN QLD For significant service to tertiary education, to medical research, and to nursing.
Medal (OAM) in the General Division
- Mrs Maria Rosaleen BOLAND QLD For service to nursing.
- Professor Julia Louise CRILLY QLD For service to emergency care nursing.
- Mrs Karen Lee KEMP Broken Hill NSW 2880 For service to nursing, and to the community.
- Ms Leanne NEAL MACN Riverview NSW 2066 For service to youth, and to nursing.
- Ms Valerie Catherine SMITH-ORR QLD For service to the international community through nursing.
- Ms Elizabeth Anne ZACHULSKI NSW For service to aged care, and to nursing.”