We create a strong collective voice for nurses

The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) is the pre-eminent and national leader of the nursing profession and a community of dynamic and passionate nurses. We are committed to our intent of advancing nurse leadership to enhance the health care of all Australians.

Our membership, events and higher education services allow nurses at all levels to stay informed, connected and inspired. We are excited to lead change and create a strong, collective voice for our profession by bringing together thousands of extraordinary nurses from across the country.

Our people

At ACN, our power is in our people. Our high-performing and passionate team spans across two offices and four operational divisions: Corporate Support, Education, Professional and Commercial. We are led by a Chief Executive Officer and each operational division has an Executive Director and supporting teams – all of whom bring a wealth of diverse expertise, experience and passion.

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Join the team! Available vacancies

ACN has a commitment to attracting a dynamic and talented workforce. Our staff are driven by a shared passion for the nursing profession and a desire to make a difference. Find out how you could become a part of the team.

We are committed to protecting the privacy of our members and students and have a range of policies and assurances in place to make sure we provide the best possible service and support.

Initiatives we support

ACN supports a number of initiatives in health care which align with our values for health equality for all. We advocate for nurses and the nursing profession across the globe, and particularly in Australia.

Nursing Now is a three-year global campaign run in collaboration with the International Council of Nurses and the World Health Organization. ACN is proud to be the lead organisation for the Nursing Now Australia campaign in partnership with the major nursing organisations in Australia. The Nursing Now Australia campaign was launched officially on 9 April 2019. Find out more.

Australia’s peak Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous health bodies, health professional bodies and human rights organisations operate the Close the Gap Campaign.

Our Climate, Our Health logo

The Framework for a National Strategy on Climate, Health and Well-being for Australia is a campaign in response to Australia’s obligation under the global climate agreement – the Paris Agreement – for all nations to consider their citizen’s “right to health” in the context of national climate policy.

Corporate documents

Find out more about what makes ACN tick, our intentions and operations through these documents.

Testimonials

 Hear straight from our members and students about their experiences with ACN.