health is a human right

Health is a Human Right: UHC Day

Over a 100 million people worldwide are pushed into extreme poverty paying for health services every year. That’s 100 million too many. International Universal Health Coverage Day (UHC Day) aims to mobilise diverse stakeholders to call for stronger, more equitable health systems to achieve universal health coverage, leaving no one behind. It has become the annual…

Unlocking the Past

Unlocking the Past: A Guide to the Australian College of Nursing Archival Collection is a 38-page booklet detailing the contents of the ACN archival collection. Those interested in the history of nursing in Australia and our professional organisation will find the booklet a handy accompaniment to aid their research using the archival collection. Launched at…

Nurses anticipate better patient outcomes with new aged care quality and safety standards

The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) welcomes the Australian Government’s new standards for aged care announced this week. The new single standards, which replace the four previous sets of aged care standards, are centred on ensuring appropriate quality and safety is provided in all service settings. “It is expected these changes will tighten regulation and…

Nurse Champions for My Health Record

Joint media release with the Australian Digital Health Agency   The Australian Digital Health Agency, in collaboration with the Australian College of Nursing (ACN), has appointed six Nurse Champions to drive engagement with the My Health Record nationally. “Our Nurse Champions will work with the Agency, ACN and the broader nursing profession to educate and…