ACN launches national networking roadshow
The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) is pleased to announce the launch of its National Networking Roadshow, hitting off in Perth at the Parmelia Hilton today. This is the first of many networking cocktail functions ACN will be hosting throughout every state and territory in the coming weeks.

ACN CEO Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward FACN said “ACN was excited to be hosting today’s inaugural event in Perth. This cocktail function allows us to engage with fellows and members on issues which matter to the nursing profession in Western Australia.”

The Australian College of Nursing is honoured that The Hon John Day MLA, Minister for Health, Culture and the Arts, and Mr Roger Cook MLA, Deputy Leader of the Opposition, Shadow Minister for Health and Science, will be in attendance at tonight’s event.

This event is an excellent opportunity for ACN to engage in discussion with nurse leaders and emerging nurse leaders in Western Australia from the public, private, aged care and primary health care sectors and to facilitate the opportunity for these exceptional nurse leaders to engage with WA politicians.

One of the key roles of ACN is to advocate for the nursing profession to be an important resource for government and community and to influence health policy discussion and debate as well as create opportunities for connection with government and key health stakeholders.

The cocktail function will focus on three key themes:

The power of nursing as a collective voice
The top three priorities for the future of nursing
The top three priorities our Members and Fellows want to see from ACN
ACN believes all nurses can be leaders, regardless of their job position. ACN wants nurses who want to make a difference to be a part of the college and use their collective voices to influence policy, politics and politicians. Nurses advance health policy, make a difference and advocate for their patients at all levels.

ACN CEO Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward FACN said “Nurses are well positioned to be leaders, making transformational change in the health system. There has never been a more exciting time to be a nurse.”