Australian College of Nursing welcomes new Board President
The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) is privileged to announce the appointment of Professor Christine Duffield FACN as the incoming ACN President.

Professor Duffield is an internationally renowned Professor of Nursing and Health Services Management at UTS and Edith Cowan University. Professor Duffield was first elected to the ACN Board in 2013 and has served as Vice President since December 2015. Professor Duffield has more than 10 years’ nursing experience in clinical and managerial roles in the health sector in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the UK. Furthermore, she has over 25 years’ experience in senior management, education and research roles in the university sector.

Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward FACN, CEO of ACN, said “On behalf of all ACN Distinguished Life Fellows, Fellows, Members and staff, I congratulate Professor Duffield on her appointment to the role of ACN’s President. Professor Duffield has exceptional leadership experience, which will serve the interests of ACN and the nursing profession well.”

Adjunct Professor Kathy Baker AM FACN (DLF) will stand down from her position as ACN President, and will continue to contribute her vast wealth of skills and knowledge to ACN by remaining on the Board. Adjunct Professor Baker was heavily involved in the growing success of ACN’s National Nursing Forums and her contributions as ACN’s President cannot be underestimated.

Mrs Carmen Morgan FACN has been appointed the new ACN Vice President. Mrs Morgan is the current Director of Nursing at Broome Hospital in WA and Regional Nurse Director for the acute, primary health care, mental health, aged care and public health practice areas. Mrs Morgan was elected to the Board in 2013 and has more than 30 years’ experience as a nurse and in senior nurse leadership roles.

“Carmen Morgan brings a refreshing rural, remote and operational perspective to the ACN Board which contribute significantly to our strategic intention” states Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward. Professor Duffield and Mrs Morgan will commence their term as the new ACN Board President and ACN Board Vice President immediately.

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