ACN President And CEO Both Attend ICN Congress And CNR Meeting
The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) President, Professor Christine Duffield FACN, and CEO, Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward FACN are currently attending the International Council of Nurses Congress being held in Barcelona, Spain. The Congress runs from 27 May – 1 June and follows on from the Council of National Nursing Association Representatives (CNR) meeting held from 25-27 May.

Held every four years, the Congress provides the opportunity for nurses to share global nursing knowledge and leadership across specialties, cultures and countries.

This year, with a record 8,190 nurses representing 135 nationalities attending, the Congress is exploring nurses’ leading role in the transformation of care, with a particular focus on universal health coverage, global policy leadership, the Sustainable Development Goals and human resources for health.

The main objectives of the Congress are:

To demonstrate and advance the nursing contribution to informed and sustainable health policies
To support nursing’s contribution to evidence-based healthcare and to encourage problem- solving approaches to health priority needs
To provide opportunities for an in-depth exchange of experience and expertise within and beyond the international nursing community
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