The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) welcomes the announcement by the International Council of Nurses for the appointment of Dr Isabelle Skinner MACN as its new Chief Executive Officer.

“On behalf of ACN I would like to congratulate Dr Skinner on her new role at the International Council of Nursing. It comes as no surprise to me that a nurse of her experience, knowledge and expertise is the choice to represent more than 20 million nurses,” Australian College of Nursing CEO Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward FACN said.

The International Council of Nurses was founded in Great Britain in 1899 and was the first international organisation for health care professionals. ACN is a proud member of the International Council of Nurses, serving as the Australian representative for the international federation of more than 130 nursing associations.

“As a Member of the Australian College of Nursing, Dr Skinner has made significant contributions being the Regional Representative for Tasmania North and North West,” said Adjunct Professor Ward.

“To be selected among highly qualified candidates for this role is a huge accomplishment and her expertise in remote area nursing, midwifery, education, research, and digital health will no doubt bring a valued perspective to this key role.

“I am excited and look forward to working with Dr Skinner at the helm of the ICN and what she has planned for the future, and how she will continue to advance nurse leadership and improve the health of our global community.”

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