What was it like being a nurse in 2020? Unique and personal stories have been brought together to build an iconic image symbolising this unprecedented year.

"Thank you" mosaic

Our President Professor Christine Duffield FACN and CEO Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward FACN have recorded a special thank you message for our Members reflecting on the truly unforgettable year that was 2020! We would like to thank you all for the contributions you have made to our tribe throughout the year. Bring on 2021!

Thank you to all our members who took part in the ACN Creative Challenge and submitted a hand drawn mandala. Congratulations to Louise Huesmann MACN who won a $500 Kmart gift card!

You can still join in the fun by taking some time out to connect with your artistic side and join the ACN Creative Challenge. We are calling on nurses to draw mandalas that symbolise inspirational and uplifting strength words, which will be published as 'Strength Cards' and gifted to senior leaders across various industries.

To get involved please submit your hand drawn mandala to events@acn.edu.au by 31 January 2021.

shout-outs given

We asked nurses and members of the public to give shout-outs to inspirational nurses that have made an impact on their lives.

A demonstration of nurses that have brought new thinking to challenges in the health and aged care systems

2020 Trailblazer Winner & Finalists

Shannon Wallis

Shannon Wallis MACN

2020 Winner

Matiu Bush MACN

Matiu Bush MACN

2020 Finalist

Lorna Cook

Lorna Cook MACN

2020 Finalist