Australian Government health budget 2018-19

The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) supports the investments that have been announced in tonight’s Federal Budget, particularly those designed to strengthen Australia’s valued nursing workforce. Initiatives funded include: 3,000 extra nurses to improve the health of people living in rural, regional and remote areas; Exploring nurse models of health care delivery that can provide…

Nurses welcome Victorian health investment

The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) acknowledges the health initiatives the Victorian government has invested in are a good start to securing the future of the nursing workforce to deliver safe care to Victorians. “Victoria’s 2018-19 Budget demonstrates commitment and awareness to what is required to enhance an already strong health system and provide care…

Determining health priorities for nurses at another successful ACN Policy Summit

The admiration patients have for nurses is humbling and inspiring, yet when it comes to being comprehensively consulted on health care issues, nurses are battling for recognition. The Australian College of Nursing’s (ACN) second annual Policy Summit in Canberra was designed to prepare nurses for seats at the policy-making table, and to recognise the constantly…