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Nurses can aid “What matters most?” conversations for National Palliative Care Week 2018

For National Palliative Care Week 2018 nurses have a key role in encouraging and educating Australians in conversations that consider “What matters most?” “Many of us are hesitant to start a conversation about the decisions on where we wish to die, and when to die,” said Australian College of Nursing CEO, Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward…

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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…

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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)…

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