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)…

The Australian College of Nursing congratulates Australia Day 2018 Honours Recipients

The Australian College of Nursing congratulates Australia Day 2018 Honours Recipients The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) congratulates all Australia Day 2018 Honours Recipients. ACN CEO Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward FACN said, “On behalf of ACN’s Board, Distinguished Life Fellows, Fellows, Members and staff, I congratulate all Australia Day 2018 Honours Recipients. I want to…

The Australian College of Nursing congratulates Australian of the Year Awards recipients

The Australian College of Nursing congratulates Australian of the Year Awards recipients The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) congratulates Australia’s Local Hero, Eddie Woo, the Young Australian of the Year, Samantha Kerr, the Senior Australian of the Year, Dr Graham Farquhar, and the Australian of the Year, Professor Michelle Simmons. ACN CEO Adjunct Professor Kylie…

Nurses welcome fairer and more equal Australia

Nurses welcome fairer and more equal Australia The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) congratulates the Australian Parliament on the passage of same-sex marriage legislation yesterday, which stipulates that the right to marry in Australia will not be determined by sex or gender. “ACN would like to acknowledge the determined effort of so many people who…