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Need to encourage nursing students – not price them out

Proposed changes to university debt repayment thresholds have the very real potential of making nursing study unattractive and exacerbate anticipated workforce shortages. “To push nurse graduates to repay their university loans before establishing permanent and secure employment is unfairly handicapping graduates from realising their potential and poses another negative factor to those choosing a career…

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ACN congratulates recipients of Queen’s Birthday 2018 honours list

Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward FACN, CEO of the Australian College of Nursing (ACN) congratulates the recipients in the Queen’s Birthday 2018 honours list. “On behalf of ACN I would like to especially congratulate all the nurses who are the recipients of these prestigious awards,” said Adjunct Professor Ward. “These recipients demonstrate exceptional nursing leadership qualities…

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ACN welcomes ACT Budget health services and workforce boost

The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) welcomes the announcements made in today’s ACT Budget, including providing an additional $64.7 million to increase the number of elective and emergency surgeries, and $34.5 million to expand the Hospital in the Home program.  Furthermore, decisions to increase the ACT’s nursing workforce, along with other health professionals, will see…

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