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The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) is the national professional organisation for nurses in all specialties and health care settings. Regardless of where you are in your career or what your job title is, we value your opinions, perspectives and passion for nursing and we welcome you as a member.  

Our Members and Fellows are at the heart of our organisation and we are dedicated to providing every Member and Fellow with an exceptional experience and a continuously expanding suite of benefits. ACN membership will allow you to expand your scope and skills, network with like-minded nurses and be involved in influencing and shaping the profession and its practice. As a Member or Fellow of ACN you will not only progress your career but also gain satisfaction and fulfilment by giving back to our dynamic profession. 

ACN membership is open to RNs, ENs and midwives registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) and students undertaking undergraduate and diploma nursing and midwifery studies. We also encourage those that have retired from the workforce to stay in touch with and give back to our profession by joining ACN as ‘Retired members’. If you are not registered with the NMBA or simply have a general interest in nursing you can join ACN as an Associate member. 

Member Benefits


and engage with ACN’s national community of dynamic nurses through a range of opportunities, including ACN’s Regions, Communities of Interest (COI) and online engagement platform


to health care discussion and shape and influence government policy to make a real difference. 


with, and contribute to, news and articles affecting the profession through ACN’s publications.


exclusive event invitations and discounted registration rates for ACN’s signature event The National Nursing Forum.


from exclusive discounts, such as 10% off individual books at the ACN online shop and special partner offers from Guild Insurance, the Co-op Bookshop, Elsevier Australia and others.


ACN at professional and government forums and build your profile as a nurse leader. 


the ACN Archives, a repository of historical documents, consisting of both organisational records and donated material.



General member

Monthly payments: 12 x $27.25

General membership is available to all RNs, ENs and midwives registered with the NMBA.

Affiliate member

Monthly payments: 12 x $20.75

NMBA registered RNs, ENs and midwives who are members or employees of ACN Affiliate organisations are eligible to receive the Affiliate membership rate. 

Associate member

Monthly payments: 12 x $18.50

Associate membership is open to anyone who is not an NMBA registered RN, EN or midwife, but is interested in the nursing profession.​ 

Graduate member

Monthly payments: 12 x $18.00

NMBA registered RNs, ENs and midwives in their first year post-graduation are eligible to receive the Graduate membership rate.

Retired member

Monthly payments: 12 x $10.75

Previous paying members of ACN, Royal College of Nursing Australia (RCNA) or The College of Nursing (TCoN) that have retired from the workforce are eligible to receive the Retired membership rate.

Undergraduate member

Monthly payments: $4.50

Undergraduate membership provides undergraduate RN and EN students with access to a comprehensive suite of member benefits, including exclusive career coaching sessions. Undergraduate membership is valid for a period of 12 months. 

Start-Up member


Start-Up membership allows undergraduate RN and EN students to access basic membership benefits free of charge. Start-Up membership is valid until graduation. 


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Nurse leaders that have accomplished significant professional achievements and have demonstrated exceptional contributions to ACN and the profession are encouraged to apply for ACN’s prestigious Fellowship status.

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For more information contact ACN Membership 
t: 1800 061 660

Spread the word and save!

If you successfully encourage a colleague to join ACN you will both receive one month of your membership free of charge.

Simply ask your colleague to include your name and membership number on their membership application form.

There is no limit to the number of referrals you can make, the more colleagues you refer the more complimentary months you will receive.