Nurses where you need them: Celebrating those who work in community and primary health care

The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) is hosting its annual Community and Primary Health Care Nursing Week from 17 – 23 September with events held across the country to celebrate the nurses who work in aged care, social services, general practice, prisons, community groups and educational institutions of all levels. “This year’s theme is ‘Nurses…

Nurses eager to collaborate for better endometriosis education

The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) welcomes the Federal Government’s commitment to working with the profession to achieve best practice care in diagnosing and managing endometriosis. “The latest investments made by the Australian Government will have a profound impact on the hundreds of thousands of women who are affected by this debilitating chronic condition,” said…

Nursing’s millennials highlight integration of technology as priority

Australia’s future nurse leaders emphasised technological advancements as a priority measure to ensure the nursing workforce can meet demand for quality health care in the future during a panel discussion last night at the National Nursing Forum. “Millennials are the future of the nursing workforce,” said Australian College of Nursing CEO Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward…

New Immigration Minister should offer access to appropriate health care for refugees and asylum seekers on Nauru

The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) condemns the inadequate access to appropriate health care for refugees and asylum seekers as revealed by the ABC’s 7.30 on 27 August 2018. ABC’s 7.30 program reported that children are self-harming with high levels of resulting trauma, women are requesting the termination of their pregnancy but do not have…

Nurses model equality every day

For its signature event, the National Nursing Forum, the Australian College of Nursing (ACN) will be celebrating the nursing profession’s inclusiveness and advocacy for quality care for all. “Nurses absolutely believe that equality is a critical component of health care. The profession has a long and proud history of caring for people regardless of gender,…