International Nurses Day a time for nurses to lead

International Nurses Day represents an opportunity to reflect upon the significant contribution nurses make in all health care settings, but particularly this year with nurses leading both the continued fight against COVID-19 and the recovery from the pandemic, according to the Australian College of Nursing (ACN). Celebrating the day, Australian College of Nursing Chief Executive…

Federal Budget big on support for nursing

The direct investment by the Federal Government to support nursing in aged care was welcomed by the Australian College of Nursing (ACN) as part of the 2021-22 Federal Budget. ACN welcomed the $17.7 billion investment into the aged care sector and especially the $216.7 million investment in nursing scholarships, transition to practice programs and additional…

National Expo highlighting career opportunities in nursing and health

The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) Virtual Nursing & Health Expo (the expo), held on April 24,  saw over 3,500 attendees come together to explore potential career and education pathways in the nursing and health professions.   The Expo, which was proudly sponsored by our Corporate Partner HESTA, provided a platform for prospective and current nursing students to connect with a range of organisations including hospitals, health care services, educational institutions and specialty nursing groups. Attendees also had…