Staff profile: Jenna Bowling, ANMF Southern Organiser
I am a Registered Nurse (RN), with a wide range of clinical nursing experience. I became an RN in 2011 have been an ANMF Organiser since 2018.
In 2017 I was nominated and elected as an ANMF Workplace Representative, which I held for a short time before joining ANMF Tasmania Branch Council in the same year.
My interest in joining the ANMF as an Organiser started in the first year my nursing career, where I was supported by an enthusiastic ANMF Workplace Representative, which led to involvement in Enterprise Bargaining, and later in a grievance matter.
I could see the difference ANMF made to outcomes and the need for their support and advice throughout. I cared deeply about the nurses I worked with and was grateful that the ANMF was able to assist in resolving our issues.
Prior to joining the ANMF as an Organiser, I intentionally pursed a wide rage of clinical experiences in Community Nursing, Palliative Care, Red Cross Blood Service, Aged Care, Acute Care, Rehabilitation, and Correctional Primary Health.
Through my seven years as a clinical nurse, I equipped myself with experiences and knowledge that I can now draw from and that help me to understand the complexity of the issues faced by nurses, midwives, and carers. I believe these experiences help me to empathise and operate effectively with ANMF members and their issues.
I am particularly interested in Mental Health, Community Health Nursing a Public Health related issues. I have held the Mental Health portfolio for the ANMF in Southern Tasmania and have worked closely with Mental Health members over the past few years to achieve many great outcomes.
I am optimistic about continuing to make improvements, with the help and support of ANMF members, in 2023!
Updates correct as at 30 January 2023.
Authorised by Emily Shepherd, ANMF Tasmanian Branch Secretary