Anna Shepherd

A lifetime advocate for community nurses

Anna and her dog Mambo: Photo Provided.  The Australian College of Nursing’s (ACN) Nursing in the Community Week has a proud history of raising public awareness about the crucial role nurses play in caring for them where they need it most, in their local communities. Adjunct Associate Professor Anna M Shepherd FACN (Hon), Executive Chair…

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Australian College of Nursing supports the requirement for nurses to be vaccinated

The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) supports the call for mandatory and consistent COVID-19 vaccination policies for all nurses nationally. Currently each jurisdiction has different requirements for frontline and essential workers, including nurses, for vaccination against COVID-19. Australian College of Nursing Chief Executive Officer, Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward FACN, said that ACN was on the…

Congratulations to the 2021 Emerging Nurse Leader Program Cohort 

The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) congratulates the 41 nurses and nursing students who have completed our 2021 Emerging Nurse Leader (ENL) Program. The prestigious leadership program supports the recognition and development of leadership skills in early career nurses across five stages, empowering individuals with the opportunity to be the very best they can be and lead others with the same…

Aletha Ward MACN

Nurses lead the way in emissions reduction

The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) supports all nurses to advocate for and promote sustainable practices within their workplaces and communities. As part of this, we are proud to have an Emissions Reduction Policy Chapter which draws from the expertise of our membership and focuses on how the carbon footprint can be reduced through nursing…