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ACN is pleased to offer a range of membership options to suit the needs of current and retired RNs, ENs and Midwives, undergraduate RN and EN students and individuals with a general interest in nursing. The table below outlines the different membership rates. Click here for an overview of membership benefits.

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General member



General membership is available to all RNs, ENs and Midwives registered with AHPRA.

Affiliate member



Members or employees of organisations that are Affiliates of ACN are eligible to receive the Affiliate membership rate. 

Associate member



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

Graduate member



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

Retired member



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



Undergraduate membership provides undergraduate RN and EN students with access to a comprehensive suite of member benefits, including exclusive career coaching sessions. Please note Undergraduate membership is valid for a period of 12 months or until graduation, whichever comes first. 

Start-Up member



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


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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.