Empowering inner champions
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
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.
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.
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.
An online 10-week course which allows graduates to become immunisation advocates and promote immunisation uptake nationally. Monthly intakes available from February to December.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The ACN Professional Portfolio provides a quick and easy way to collate professional development activities and experiences, competencies, professional achievements and goals.
The Nursing Now Australia Challenge calendar encourages nurses to engage in monthly activities to raise the status and profile of nursing.
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.
The Nurse Executive Leadership Program supports participants to meet the capabilities outlined in the Nurse Executive Capability Framework.
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.
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.
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.
Nursing in the Community Week aims to raise awareness on how nurses can support you to stay safe at home, and their impact on the well-being of individuals and those in local communities.
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.
Download our media kit full of resources to help you promote and celebrate 2020 Year of the Nurse & Midwife.
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.
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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