Fertility Nurses of Australasia (FNA) offers support to nurses working in the field of infertility enabling them to network with their peers and gain access to education.
FNA website

FNA History

The first Australian IVF program was set up in 1971 in Melbourne by Carl Wood, John Leeton, Alan Trounson and others who were supported by a team of nurses whose additional roles were managing donor sperm programs and assisting with early research studies.

The 80’s saw great progress with the birth of the first Australian IVF baby in 1980, and the formation of the FSA with the first annual meeting in 1982, yet there was still little formal communication or networking between ART nurses.

In 1990, the “Nurses Special Interest Group” (NSIG) was created and had their inaugural meeting at the FSA conference in Perth. This committee, comprised of a representative from each state with Heather Denholm as Chairperson, offered support to assist ART nurses to attend conferences and other educational activities, and to engage in research.

In 1997, a vote was taken at the NSIG nurses workshop to formalize the name to ‘Fertility Nurses of Australasia” (FNA).

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FNA Mission

The FNA has continued to progress from strength to strength in both its membership and the role it has played in promoting and developing the status of ART nurses in Australia and New Zealand.

FNA Membership

Benefits of FNA Membership

FNA Membership Fees

  • Membership costs $55 per annum.

FNA Website

The website is continually under development at this time and any feedback is appreciated via your FNA representative.
The website lists upcoming educational events state by state including New Zealand.
Fertility nurses can access current research being undertaken by peers and also notify others of their own research.
The FNA newsletter is now in territory format.
Membership forms and Professional development forms can be accessed.
The front page also instructs you on how to put this app on your smartphone.