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,…

ACN endorses atrial fibrillation and heart failure clinical guidelines

The Australian College of Nursing welcomes today’s launch of clinical guidelines outlining current best practice in the diagnosis and management of atrial fibrillation (AF) and heart failure. The guidelines were developed by the National Heart Foundation of Australia and the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ), which sought input from a multidisciplinary group…

Nurses can help improve patient outcomes following cosmetic procedures

Today the Australian College of Nursing (ACN) has recommended fostering strong linkages between the nursing profession and the Health Care Complaints Commission (HCCC) to improve patient outcomes following cosmetic procedures. At a parliamentary inquiry into cosmetic health services complaints in New South Wales, ACN provided input on improving the framework for complaints regarding cosmetic health…