Empowering inner champions

Supporting nurses to expand their knowledge and skills and boost their well-being and self-belief. These champions apply their learnings to be the best nurse leaders they can be.

If all nurses are leaders…

"We might change the earth’s axis with such a loud collective voice!!" - Sally

"The driving force for large scale change, allowing nurses to influence future health care." - Anonymous

NurseStrong

ACN started the NurseStrong movement to raise awareness of the fact that nurses often neglect their own health and wellbeing in the process of caring for others. NurseStrong supports nurses to enhance their physical, mental and emotional strength in a safe and supportive environment.

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Random Acts of Kindness

ACN’s NurseStrong Random Acts of Kindness encourage participants to ‘pay it forward’ by surprising others with inspirational messages to spread gratitude, compassion and happiness.

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Scholarships, grants and awards

ACN’s scholarships, grants and awards support nurses to advance their careers by providing financial assistance for research and professional development.

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Graduate Certificates

Pursue your passion and specialise with our 18 Graduate Certificate courses which are designed for nurses, by nurses. Enjoy the ultimate flexibility to study online, anywhere, anytime.

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Immunisation for Health Practitioners

An online 10-week course which allows graduates to become immunisation advocates and promote immunisation uptake nationally. Monthly intakes available from February to December.

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CPD courses

Our range of short face-to-face courses to assist you in achieving the hours required by the NMBA for annual renewal and authority to practice.

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Engaging with your Member of Parliament

Engaging with your local Member of Parliament is a powerful way to ensure the knowledge, experience and expertise of nurses shapes the direction of health care in Australia.

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Representation opportunities

ACN members receive the opportunity to represent the profession and ACN at a range of forums, such as government department advisory committee meetings, health professional roundtable discussions, government and non-government working groups and workshops.

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Study tours

The ACN Foundation is proud to provide study tour scholarships to ACN Fellows and Members to enhance their learning and professional skills.

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Write for our publications

ACN Fellows and Members can contribute to The Hive, our quarterly print magazine and NurseClick, our online blog. Please contact publications@acn.edu.au for more information on how you can write for us.

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Career Hub

Career Hub is a one stop shop for nursing roles across Australia. Allowing job seekers to access relevant positions and employers to advertise to a targeted audience.

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Professional Portfolio

The ACN Professional Portfolio provides a quick and easy way to collate professional development activities and experiences, competencies, professional achievements and goals.

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Nursing Now Australia Challenge

The Nursing Now Australia Challenge calendar encourages nurses to engage in monthly activities to raise the status and profile of nursing.

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Nightingale Challenge

The Nightingale Challenge calls on employers to invest in leadership training to allow 20,000 young nurses and midwives globally to benefit from leadership and development training in 2020.

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Nurse Executive Capability Framework

The Nurse Executive Capability Framework is the first national standard in Australia guiding the development of those in, or aspiring to, nurse executive roles.

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Nurse Executive Leadership Program

The Nurse Executive Leadership Program supports participants to meet the capabilities outlined in the Nurse Executive Capability Framework.

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Mid-Career Nurse Leadership Program

The Mid-Career Nurse Leadership Program prepares participants to lead health workplace cultures through innovation, redesign and change and to develop high-performing teams that have a culture of success and achievement.

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Emerging Nurse Leader Program

The complimentary Emerging Nurse Leader Program supports current and future nurse leaders to profile themselves within the profession and build their leadership skills and confidence.

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National Nurses Breakfast

In celebration of International Nurses Day, host a breakfast or get-together at your workplace or community centre to recognise the invaluable contribution nurses make to the health of our society.

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Community & Primary Health Care Nursing Week

Help raise awareness of the current and potential contribution of community and primary health care nursing to the health care system by hosting an event in your community.

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Join the ACN tribe

Do you love what ACN is all about? Join the ACN tribe to stay informed, connected and inspired. As an ACN member you’ll receive free online CPD courses, access to an online nursing forum, opportunities to attend exclusive events and much more.

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Spread the word

Download our media kit full of resources to help you promote and celebrate 2020 Year of the Nurse & Midwife.

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Give a nurse a shout-out

To publicly recognise the special nurses and midwives in your life, we are creating a virtual inspiration wall in 2020. Give a shout-out to someone who inspired you to become a nurse and/or someone who continues to inspire your nursing journey.

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Want to do more?

ACN is excited to provide a wide range of opportunities that you can engage with throughout 2020.

Make 2020 the year you connect with your profession and progress your career.

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