Lutheran Nurse of the Year Award
The award was launched in 2020 to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, who is recognised as the founder of modern nursing. It recognises faithful and outstanding service during the preceding calendar year by a registered or enrolled nurse who is an active member of a Lutheran congregation in Australia or New Zealand.
The inaugural winner in 2020 was Angela Uhrhane of Albury–Wodonga, New South Wales and Victoria. The recipient in 2021 was Wayne Kroker of Nundah, Queensland. The joint recipients for 2022 were Fred Miegel of Alice Springs and Gillian Mibus of Adelaide.
Nominations may be submitted by congregations, schools, aged-care facilities or other bodies or agencies within the LCANZ.
Nominations open early every year and close at the end of March.
Download a nomination form here.
Founded in 1991, the Lutheran Nurses Association of Australia (LNAA) is an auxiliary of the Lutheran Church of Australia (LCA). Founded in 1991 and with members in all states of Australia, it encourages members to see their profession as a service to Christ and provides spiritual support and practical guidance.
It promotes opportunities for discussion, mutual sharing, moral support and fellowship, and is the LCA's support body for parish nursing.
- is open to registered and enrolled nurses, student and retired nurses who are members of the LCA
- has an annual fee of $25
- includes a subscription to IN TOUCH (LNAA’s newsletter published six times a year) which contains feature articles, meeting details, news, professional development information, devotional and biblical studies, personal stories, anecdotes, discussion topics and more.
Associate membership is open to Lutheran paramedical staff, and nurses from other Christian denominations.
Meetings are held bimonthly in Adelaide. Seminars are arranged periodically in regional centres. The annual general meeting is normally held in July. Anyone is welcome to attend meetings. Evidence of Continuous Professional Development is provided free of charge to working healthcare workers who attend. Contact us for more information (details below).