Pioneering nursing-specific health policy in Australia
The ACN Emerging Policy Leader Program is your gateway to becoming a dynamic leader in nursing health policy. We’re the first nursing-specific health policy initiative in Australia.
What awaits you?
Our Mission: ‘Shaping Health, Advancing Nursing’ — At ACN, we’re on a mission to nurture the next generation of nursing leaders by fostering policy skills. Our nurse leaders will, in turn, shape and influence health policy and the Australian healthcare system.
Invest in yourself: This program isn’t just a step forward; it’s a leap. Become a dynamic leader in health policy. Shape the future of healthcare, gain a global reach, and build expertise that the healthcare world needs. Be the influential advocate and expert that makes a lasting impact.
ACN and ACN Foundation – Paving the way to a brighter future
We’re on a mission to shape the future of nursing knowledge and evidence-based nursing practice, and we’re doing it through the groundbreaking Emerging Policy Leader Program.
Commit to Success
Our program spans a dynamic 12 months of discovery, mentorship, and practical policy research skill development. It comes with the added support of a generous $10,000 grant from the ACN Foundation.
Ready to shape the future of nursing and elevate your own career along the way? Join us, and together, we’ll make waves in the world of nursing policy!
Embark on a 12-month journey with senior policy leaders
Your commitment as an emerging policy leader
This Program requires your dedication of at least 10 hours per week for one calendar year, commencing in March 2024. As an Emerging Policy Leader, you’ll actively participate in the program, which includes:
- Interactive learning: Dive into six interactive online modules covering policy development, research skills, and effective communication.
- Masterclasses: Join four Masterclasses delivered by internal and external policy experts, tackling current healthcare policy issues.
- Real-time policy projects: Get hands-on experience by contributing to ‘real-time’ policy projects.
- Signature events: Attend and actively participate in ACN’s annual signature events.
- Mentorship and support: Receive individual mentoring and support from ACN, ACN’s Fellows, and Members.
Achieve your goals with our program objectives
The ACN Foundation is offering up to seven scholarships for registered nurses to participate in a new ACN Emerging Policy Leader Program.
Applications closed. Applicants will be notified of the outcome via email mid-December 2023.