Nursing CEO recognised as one of ACT’s leading business women.
Royal College of Nursing Australia (RCNA) CEO Debra Cerasa has been named a finalist for the White Pages Community and Government Award in this year’s ACT Telstra Business Women’s Awards.
Cerasa has had over 30 years of experience as a nurse, midwife, nurse manager, director and educator.
“Nursing is a challenging, rewarding and dynamic career that requires a high level of technical knowledge and ongoing professional development, and yet does not enjoy the same degree of recognition as many other professions,” Cerasa said.
“I want to ensure that RCNA continues to expose the amazing work nurses do, and continues to support these nurses across Australia.”
The most important thing for an organisation is to remain dynamic and open to change, said Cerasa.
“It is about constantly looking at your processes and asking: How can this be done more efficiently and more effectively?” Cerasa said.
While strengthening the financial position of RCNA, Cerasa has maintained her vision of ensuring the organisation is responsive to the professional needs of nurses, said Associate Professor Stephanie Fox-Young, RCNA president.
“Since joining us in 2009, Debra has established a culture of creative thinking and innovation at all levels of the organisation,” Fox-Young said.
“After implementing a number of new initiatives she has put forward, we have experienced a significant growth in our membership as well as secured a number of new business opportunities.”Do you have an idea for a story?
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