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Educational qualifications

La Trobe University will be offering a Master of Nursing (Perioperative Practice) course, beginning in 2024. For further information about this course please contact the Perioperative Practice Coordinator Olivia Sonneborn via email:


The AANSA Position Description which includes the minimum qualifications required to join our Association can be downloaded by AANSA members from the Member Toolkit.

Prospective members require AHPRA Nursing Registration; 3 years perioperative experience in scrub scout nursing; a post graduate certificate in perioperative nursing; a surgeon mentor to supervise 180 hours of surgical assisting as a student PNSA.  For further information about AANSA membership requirements, contact us.