Nursing Service Cross
|Nursing Service Cross|
Medal and ribbon
|Awarded by Australia|
|Eligibility||Members of the Australian Defence Force|
|Awarded for||Outstanding performance of nursing duties in both operational and non-operational situations|
|Established||18 October 1989|
|Last awarded||26 January 2007|
|Order of Wear|
|Next (higher)||Conspicuous Service Cross (CSC)|
|Equivalent||Royal Red Cross (RRC)|
|Next (lower)||Medal for Gallantry|
The Nursing Service Cross (Post-nominal letters NSC) is a decoration (medal) of the Australian Honours System. The NSC is awarded for outstanding performance of nursing duties in both operational and non-operational situations.
The NSC replaced the Royal Red Cross in the Imperial honours system for recognising nursing personnel.
- The NSC is a four-stepped sterling silver cross ensigned with the Crown of St Edward. The obverse bears a transparent red enamel cross insert overlaid on a flecked pattern radiating from the centre of the medal.
- The medal has a sterling silver suspender bar.
- The ribbon is 32 millimetres wide, with a central red vertical band flanked by two wide white vertical bands and a further two thin vertical gold bands.
- "It's an Honour - Honours - Awards - A-Z of Awards - Nursing Service Cross". Itsanhonour.gov.au. 23 September 20083. Retrieved 29 April 2013.
- Medal Yearbook 2013. Honiton, Devon: Token. 2013. p. 383. ISBN 978-1-908-828-00-2.
- "Letters Patent and Regulations". No. S 108. 7 May 1990. Commonwealth of Australia Gazette. Retrieved 29 April 2013.