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Victorian Association of Research Nurses

Victorian Association of Research Nurses provides an environment for research nurses to network, exhange ideas, seek information, provide education and investigate issues of concern.


Janet Andrew - Secretary

Trish O'Hara - ANMF Professional Officer
Phone: 9275 9333
Email address:

To promote the recognition of nurses working in research over a wide variety of settings, roles and functions and to raise the public and professional profile of nurses in research.


  • To provide an environment in which research nurses can network, exchange ideas, seek information, provide education and investigate issues of concern.
  • To provide a united voice for research nurses.
  • Encouragement and provision of an avenue for personal and professional communication between research nurses in Victoria.

Annual Education Dinner meetings are held in the middle of the year, and our Professional Development Day is held in Sept/Oct. These are not only great educational opportunities, but are also a great forum for networking and encouraging peer discussion.

2014 Meetings:

Annual Educational Dinner Meeting

6:30pm, Thursday 5 June 2014
Town Hall Hotel Restaurant
Upstairs Function Room
166 Johnson St, Fitzroy

Speaker TBC

$80 per person 4 course meal, Free for VARN Members

$40 for non-members, which includes VARN Membership up until 2015 PD Day (2014 VARN PD Day cost reduced by $40)

Does not include drinks (pay as you go)
Ranked #2 of 58 restaurants in Fitzroy-Tripadvisor
Limit of 50 spaces!

Please email our VARN Secretary Janet on to book your spot!

Professional Development Day

9am-4:30pm, Friday 17 October, 2014
ANMF House
540 Elizabeth St, Melbourne

Program TBC

Save the date!




Generic Position Descriptions - 17 June 2009
Generic Position Descriptions proposed by VARN to the ANF as a template to be used by Victorian Research Nurses [ READ MORE ]
[June 2009] VARN submission to the ANF - 17 June 2009
Information about the VARN submission to the ANF in regards to Victorian Research Nurse Classification and Recognition [ READ MORE ]
VARN 2007 public sector EBA submission information - 14 March 2008
Information about the Victorian Association of Research Nurses to the 2007 Victorian public sector EBA. [ READ MORE ]
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