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Defence Health

Defence Force Nursing

ADF Nursing Officers

Photo ADF Nurses through History at the Australian War Memorial

The Director of Defence Force Nursing exercises technical control over the ADF nursing profession. Provides nursing advice and input on policy formulation in the areas of health capability, health standards and treatment programs, preventive health, and health resource policy and programs. Provides advice on the professional training and development of ADF nursing officers. Undertakes specific project responsibilities as directed.

Contact Details

DDFN - 02 626 63894

SO1 NURS - 02 626 63913


All ADF Nursing Officers, both Permanent and Reserve, please utilise the proforma attached to Health Bulletin No 16 The Credentialing Process for ADF Nursing Officers and fill out as per instructions on the form.

Position Statements

Royal College of Nursing, Australia (RCNA) - Position Statements

ADF Nursing Officer: Professional Papers

Photograph of the Australian Service Nurse National Memorial courtesy of the National Capital Authority Library and Information Service