Australian Government health budget 2018-19

The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) supports the investments that have been announced in tonight’s Federal Budget, particularly those designed to strengthen Australia’s valued nursing workforce. Initiatives funded include: 3,000 extra nurses to improve the health of people living in rural, regional and remote areas; Exploring nurse models of health care delivery that can provide…

Nurses welcome Victorian health investment

The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) acknowledges the health initiatives the Victorian government has invested in are a good start to securing the future of the nursing workforce to deliver safe care to Victorians. “Victoria’s 2018-19 Budget demonstrates commitment and awareness to what is required to enhance an already strong health system and provide care…

Australia among world’s best in university nursing courses despite funding freeze

Australia offers some of the best university nursing courses in the world but we are still experiencing a shortage of nurses due to a government freeze on university funding. “Australian universities are globally recognised for their courses in teaching nursing. Our newly qualified nurses are graduating with the best standards, yet the government denies adequate…

Support for immunisation results in record training enrolments

Support for immunisation results in record training enrolments A record number of health practitioners have enrolled in the Australian College of Nursing’s newly-updated immunisation course, demonstrating the profession’s commitment to protecting more Australians from vaccine-preventable diseases. “Immunisation is a key factor in protecting Australians and preventing the spread of disease,” Australian College of Nursing (ACN)…