Advocacy and Policy

Advocating on behalf of the nursing profession

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We are committed to ensuring that the expertise and experiences of nurses are represented in policy development throughout the Australian health and aged care system.

Fellows and Members of ACN are regularly invited to participate in consultations on a broad range of clinical, professional and health policy issues. Opportunities to contribute to ACN submissions are advertised through our monthly eNewsletter and by direct communication with members.

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Policy Summit

Every year ACN hosts an invitation-only Policy Summit in Canberra. At the Summit, Policy Fellows, and Distinguished Guests have the opportunity to engage in high-level discussions regarding ACN’s policy strategy and wider issues affecting nursing and healthcare.

Parliamentary Friends of Nursing

ACN launched the Parliamentary Friends of Nursing as a forum open to all parliamentarians to meet to discuss a range of issues facing the nursing profession and how the nursing profession can provide solutions to the issues facing Australia’s health system.

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