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Benefits of being a member

The Australian Association of Stomal Therapy Nurses Inc (AASTN) is the professional body for stoma, wound and continence management nurses in Australia.

The many benefits of membership include:

  • The Journal of Stomal Therapy Australia (published and distributed quarterly)
  • The AASTN is comprised of State and Territory branches which provide forums for member support, discussion, education and governance which enable contribution to the local and national perspective
  • The AASTN national conference held biennially offers a stimulating and diverse program of presentations across the scope of clinical practice and an opportunity to develop professional links with clinicians from Australia and beyond
  • Research and writing for publication is encouraged and supported for members at every level of experience
  • Variety of Scholarship opportunities
  • Opportunities for networking outside the workplace, including international organisations e.g. World Council of Enterostomal Therapists
  • Opportunities for personal and professional development through committees and sub-committees
  • Access to the resources developed and maintained by the AASTN to support advanced nursing practice
  • Access to free CPD and Credentialing process
  • Access to the Members' Only section of the AASTN website
  • Online journal and resources
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