ACN Endorses CoNNMO National Priorities

ACN Endorses CoNNMO National Priorities The Australian College of Nursing (ACN), a member of the Coalition of National Nursing & Midwifery Organisations (CoNNMO), endorses CoNNMO’s national priorities launched today. “It is a great result to see 54 nursing and midwifery organisations collaborate to produce the national priorities,” Australian College of Nursing CEO, Adjunct Professor Kylie…

ACN Expert Advisory Group on Ageing announced

ACN Expert Advisory Group on Ageing announced The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) has established an Expert Advisory Group (EAG) on Ageing to support ACN’s advocacy work on issues related to ageing. Driving this need are ongoing aged care workforce concerns, extensive national reforms in aged care and emerging issues associated with ageing. ACN’s President Carmen Morgan says, “The…

Community and Primary Health Care Nursing – a key partner for governments

Community and Primary Health Care Nursing – a key partner for governments In a position statement released today during Community and Primary Health Care Nursing Week (21-27 September 2015), ACN (Australian College of Nursing) identifies the need for primary health care policy and funding allocations to address the changing health profile of Australia’s population and identifies nursing as…

Australian Border Force Act conflicts with Code of Professional Conduct for nurses and midwives

Australian Border Force Act conflicts with Code of Professional Conduct for nurses and midwives Australia’s key professional nursing and midwifery bodies are expressing their serious concern about the secrecy provisions in the Australian Border Force Act 2015. The Act threatens jail for up to two years for health care professionals who disclose information that is deemed ‘protected information’…

Nursing organisations support the release of children from immigration detention

Nursing organisations support the release of children from immigration detention Australian College of Nursing (ACN) and Maternal Child and Family Health Nurses Australia (MCaFHNA) welcome the release of The Forgotten Children report, by the Australian Human Rights Commission, and its recommendations. The report states unequivocally that detaining children in immigration detention centres is detrimental to their health. Findings show…

Professor West calls for Indigenous Health to be a national priority at ACN Oration

Professor West calls for Indigenous Health to be a national priority at ACN Oration Acclaimed nursing leader Professor Roianne West called for the nursing profession to lead improvements in the health and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians by committing to making it a national priority, at the annual prestigious ACN (Australian College of Nursing) Oration at Elder Hall, The University…

Forum hears primary care nurse workforce a priority

Forum hears primary care nurse workforce a priority An ageing population, increases in chronic disease and a shortage of nurses are some of the biggest challenges facing Australia’s health system. Acknowledgement, support and continued investment in Community and Primary Health Care is needed to address recruitment and retention issues of nurses as well as measures…

Nurses advocate for changes to Dying with Dignity Bill

Nurses advocate for changes to Dying with Dignity Bill The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) has welcomed this Bill but also recommends that greater consideration be given to the role of nurses in end-of-life care, and the context and settings in which dying with dignity services are provided, in the Medical Services (Dying with Dignity) Exposure Draft Bill 2014.…