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Having worked as a nurse, nurse leader and health and aged care executive, I am very proud of the career path I chose and am even more passionate about ensuring that we, as nurses, take our rightful place in the health and aged care system; influencing policy and research and ensuring the best health outcomes for all Australians.

- Kylie Ward, ACN CEO

ACN proactively and tirelessly advocates and develops strong policy positions

ACN proactively draws attention to and comments on important health matters and issues facing the professional nursing through our media activity and public relations efforts. We also develop and issue position statements that pertain to government policy and draft legislation.

ACN's media releases and policy statements are listed below. Please note that media releases and policies prior to 2013 are archived off-site.

For media inquiries, please contact Carolyn Stapleton, Policy & Professional Manager on 0448 017 194 or carolyn.stapleton@acn.edu.au

For policy enquiries, please contact ACN's Policy team on 02 6283 3433

Can't find what you're looking for? Contact us on 1800 061 660 or by email at acn@acn.edu.au


ACN Media Activity

2017 Media Releases

15 August Nurses come together to Make Change Happen in health care

6 August National statement affirms role of nurses in digital health care

5 August ACN welcomes Opposition’s stance on aged care

3 August Nurses urge Australians to have organ donation conversation

14 July Electronic health records good for patients, but must be safe

10 July Nurses push for people with diabetes to self-manage blood glucose monitoring

3 July Immunisation catch-up plan a shot at better national health

28 June Nurses react to death of colleague Dr Patrick Pritzwald-Stegmann

28 June Nurses celebrate and acknowledge NAIDOC Week

26 June Nurse Leader Raises $2300 For Canberra’s Homeless

23 June SA Budget Boost To Hospital Infrastructure Gets Nod

22 June Nurses Give National Framework For Healthier Communities Thumbs Up

21 June Nurses Highlight And Celebrate Courage Of Refugees

21 June Budget Pledge Of 2250 New Nurses And Midwives Praised

18 June Nurses recognise Refugee Week 

16 June Plan to combat elder abuse step in right direction

16 June Expo an opportunity to explore nursing as a career

15 June Nurses to explore future of health care

12 June ACN congratulates the Queen's Birthday 2017 Honours Recipients 

7 June ACN applauds publication of the second Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation 

7 June ACN expresses condolences

30 May ACN Concerned Over Incidence Of Premature And Potentially Preventable Deaths Of Nursing Home Residents

29 May ACN President And CEO Both Attend ICN Congress And CNR Meeting

29 May ACN Attends 3rd Migrant And Refugee Women’s Health Partnership Meeting

29 May ACN Recognises National Reconciliation Week

25 May Nurses Welcome palliAGED Website

23 May The Australian College of Nursing sends condolences to UK victims of concert attack

22 May National Palliative Care Week – Raising Awareness To Make A Difference

19 May ACN Endorses CoNNMO National Priorities

12 May Registered Nurses Central To Aged Care

10 May Nurses Leading The Way To Better Health In Australia

9 May Australian Government Health Budget Overview 2017-18

9 May Health Investment A Step In The Right Direction

5 May Opt-out Must Be Brought In

5 May Choosing Wisely Good For Us All

5 May Victoria’s Health Investment Aspirational

27 April Prostate Cancer Specialist Nurses Receive Further Support

7 April Depression A Chronic Problem For Australia

10 March Keeping The Faith: Nurses And Vaccination Advice

7 March Celebrating Nurses Being Bold For Change

6 March Australian Healthcare Week: Nurses’ Role In Reform

27 February Reform Benefits Must Be Maximised

16 February New Nursing Students Must Be Supported To Stay On

14 February Nurses Can Help Close The Gap

14 February Honouring Our Brave Colleagues

10 February Take care of self and others in heat

29 January The Australian College of Nursing congratulates new New South Wales Health Minister

27 January The Australian College of Nursing thanks NSW Health Minister Jillian Skinner MP for her dedication to health portfolio

26 January The Australian College of Nursing congratulates Australia Day 2017 Honours Recipients

25 January The Australian College of Nursing congratulates Australian of the Year Awards recipients

20 January The Australian College of Nursing deeply saddened by Melbourne’s Bourke St Mall tragedy

20 January The Australian College of Nursing wishes Mike Baird well in post-politics career

18 January The Australian College of Nursing congratulates new Federal Health Minister

13 January The Australian College of Nursing will work constructively with new Federal Health Minister

2016 Media Releases

22 December Australian College of Nursing welcomes new Board President

16 December The Australian College of Nursing welcomes findings from the Choosing Wisely in Australia 2016 Report

12 December The Australian College of Nursing congratulates Victorian Public Healthcare Awards winners

12 December Nursing profession to benefit from new health workforce scholarships

29 November The Australian College of Nursing concerned about high rate of drug-related deaths by suicide of nurses

25 November The Australian College of Nursing applauds establishment of the Victorian Clinical Council

24 November The Australian College of Nursing staying in touch with its members

15 November ACN CEO Addresses Nursing and Midwifery Executive Leaders at Breakfast Forum in WA

14 November The Australian College of Nursing Welcomes Research into Nurse Bullying

2 November The National Nursing Forum 2016 a success!

28 October Australian College of Nursing Executive Group brings nursing to the table

27 October Knowledge is Power at Day Two of the National Nursing Forum

26 October The Power of Nursing at 2016 National Nursing Forum

26 October ACN National Nursing Forum full registration sold out, only day registration left

21 October The Australian College of Nursing welcomes amendment to Border Protection Act

18 October Harnessing ‘The Power of Now’ at the 2016 National Nursing Forum

11 October Australian College of Nursing’s White Paper launch a success

11 October Australian College of Nursing Launches Nurses are Essential in Health and Aged Care Reform White Paper

10 October The Australian College of Nursing to launch Nurses are Essential in Health and Aged Care Reform White Paper

7 October The Australian College of Nursing announces launch of Nurses are Essential in Health and Aged Care Reform

30 September Nurse retention now more important than ever

21 September Nursing profession suicide rates at alarming levels

14 September The Australian College of Nursing launches Community and Primary Health Care Nursing Week 2016

14 September National Nursing Forum harnesses the Power of Now to deliver a healthier Australia

29 August Health Care Homes a positive move for patients but funding commitment critical

17 August Australian College of Nursing appoints nurse leader Michelle Gunn as new Executive Director, Professional and Leadership

17 August Australian College of Nursing appoints nurse leader Dr Elise Sullivan as new Leadership Director 

5 August The Australian College of Nursing interested in ACT Liberal Party health proposals

29 July Australian College of Nursing condemns mistreatment of youth detainees in the Northern Territory

27 July Registered nurses needed to protect safety of aged care residents

20 July The Australian College of Nursing connects with Northern Territory nurses

18 July Australian College of Nursing looks forward to working with new Turnbull Ministry

13 July The Australian College of Nursing continues to unite the nursing profession

12 July The Australian College of Nursing connects with QLD Nurses

11 July Australian College of Nursing looks forward to working with the Turnbull Government to promote the role of nursing leadership in the health care system

8 July The Australian College of Nursing puts nursing in the spotlight

5 July Nursing’s role in Tasmanian health care delivery on the menu at the Australian College of Nursing’s cocktail event

30 June The Australian College of Nursing advances nurses’ ability to shape Victorian health policy at VIP Cocktail Function in Melbourne

17 June Australian College of Nursing advances Perth nurses’ ability to shape Western Australian health policy

12 May ACN recognises all nurses on International Nurses Day (IND)

6 May Aged care budget needs to do better

3 May Australian College of Nursing (ACN) concerned with plans to remove the legal requirement for a registered nurse (RN) to be on site and available at all times in all nursing homes

3 May A pre-election health budget that is fiscally conservative

26 April Australian College of Nursing expresses serious concerns in regards to the fragmented health care in off-shore and onshore Immigration Detention Centres

15 March Nurses advocate five "Wise" recommendations to eliminate unnecessary practices and improve patient outcomes