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The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) is firmly dedicated to removing barriers to nurses delivering care in the community and enable funding and resources that will allow nurses to provide care for people in their homes and via telehealth. In March, ACN submitted a Statement of Action on Nursing Workforce Solutions in response to COVID-19 and supporting documentation to the Australian Government.

These documents were created by ACN’s COVID-19 Workforce Solutions Expert Advisory Group (EAG), which is composed of dedicated ACN Fellows and Members who have provided their expertise to contribute to this project. The EAG is working tirelessly in advocating for nursing workforce solutions which remove barriers and ensure community and primary health care nurses can optimally contribute to Australia’s COVID-19 pandemic response.

Advisory group committee

Expert advisory group membership
  • Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward FACN (Chair)
  • Emeritus Professor John Daly FACN
  • Associate Professor Annabel Digance MACN
  • Sandy Eager FACN
  • Associate Professor Leah East MACN
  • Professor Elizabeth Halcomb FACN
  • Kitty Hutchison MACN
  • Heather Keighley MACN
  • Christopher O’Donnell MACN
  • Adjunct Associate Professor Chris Raftery MACN
  • Karen Hazell Raine MACN
  • Dr Joanne Ramadge FACN
  • Ros Rolleston MACN
  • Adjunct Professor Anna Shepherd FACN (Hon)
  • David Stewart MACN
  • Alison Tortell MACN
ACN and external stakeholder contributors
  • Marina Buchanan-Grey MACN
  • Suzie Hoitink MACN
  • Yvonne Mckinlay FACN
  • Dr Carolyn Stapleton FACN
  • Kristen Connell – Talkforce Media

ACN media releases & NurseClick articles

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COVID-19 resources

ACN has developed an extensive range of COVID-19 resources which provides information on refresher program scholarships, an online discussion forum, official resources, policy papers and blog articles. Head to our COVID-19 resources page to learn more.