Nurses remind Australians to get flu vaccinations

Nurses’ advocate for immunisation against vaccine-preventable diseases and the Australian College of Nursing (ACN) is reminding all Australians to get vaccinated in preparation for the upcoming flu season. “Australia experienced one of its worst flu seasons last year and we need to ensure that we are all taking the necessary steps to prevent the spread…

What did ACN think of the Budget 2018-19?

The Federal Government’s release of the Budget 2018-19 disclosed investments into health policy areas that were expected and others that were not so obvious. In response to a series of incidents reported in the media regarding the care of people in residential aged care facilities, a number of measures in efforts to reforming aged care…

Safe and ethical practice: Administering cosmetic treatment and cosmetic procedures

The public and health professionals have raised concerns about unsafe and unethical practices in clinics providing cosmetic procedures. In some cases, this has prompted the issue of public warnings. With nurses both working in clinics that provide cosmetic procedures as well as delivering cosmetic procedures, the Australian College of Nursing (ACN) is supporting steps to…