13—14 August 2015

Drug and Alcohol Nurses of Australasia (DANA)

Drug and Alcohol Nurses of Australasia (DANA) is the peak nursing organisation in Australasia providing leadership to nurses and midwives with a professional interest in Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug (ATOD) issues. DANA aims for excellence and the ongoing improvement of quality care in nursing in all practice contexts. DANA also welcomes our non-nursing peers, who have a concurrent interest in the aims of DANA, to promote collaborative partnerships that aim to achieve similar goals.

DANA actively promotes a legitimate role for nurses, midwives and their professional non-nursing peers to respond to ATOD-related issues. In doing so, DANA promotes practice based on the best available evidence, and promotes active involvement in research in ATOD-related interventions, and other issues relevant to the ATOD field.

DANA seeks to provide opportunities for professional development, education, mentoring and support for all nurses and midwives and our non-nursing peers through a variety of activities. Our showcase event is our annual DANA Forum.

DANA provides consultancy, advice and advocacy to our members, nursing organisations and key stakeholders in relation to ATOD matters, including promoting the inclusion of ATOD issues in core undergraduate curriculum, staff development programs and continuing education, and within postgraduate clinical and research degrees.

To find out more, please visit the DANA website.