We believe that nurses deserve to be recognised for their commitment and service to their communities. Unlike other public officers, nurses are not granted the recognition for their service.
The purpose of the Medals for Nurses campaign is:
- To have all the state governments of Australia recognise the service of nurses to their community by the implementation of a “State Nursing Service Medal” for Commitment and Service.
- To have the Australian Government “It’s an Honour” recognise the service of nurses to their community by the implementation of a “National Nursing Service Medal” for Diligent and Ethical Service.
- To have nursing service recognised the same as other Public Officers including Ambulance Officers and Volunteers, Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) Officers and Volunteers, Corrective Service Officers and Royal Life Saving by receiving a National Service after 15 years.