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ACN SUPPORTS MEMBERS TO ACHIEVE PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS AND FULFILMENT

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 AHPRA 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 AHPRA or have a general interest in nursing you can join ACN as an Associate member

Please select your current or former role to view member benefits. 

NETWORK

and engage with ACN’s national community of nurse leaders and nursing practitioners

CONTRIBUTE

to health care discussion, shape and influence government policy and represent ACN at professional and government forums

EXPAND

your scope and skills through discounted CPD courses and graduate certificates

CONNECT

with members in your local area and colleagues in similar areas of practice through ACN’s Regions and Communities of Interest

STAY UP-TO-DATE

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

TAKE ADVANTAGE

of a growing list of member offers, including complimentary online CPD courses

RECEIVE

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

BENEFIT

from partner offers, such as discounted Guild professional indemnity insurance

PLAN

your career and professional development through ACN’s Life Long Learning Program (3LP)

REVIEW

the ACN Archives, a repository of historical documents, consisting of both organisational records and donated material

MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES 

ANNUAL RATE 

MONTHLY RATE 

General member

$318.00

$26.50

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

Affiliate member

$240.00

$20.00

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

Graduate member

$210.00

$17.50

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

Retired member

$126.00

$10.50

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.

Fellow

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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.

Students undertaking undergraduate and diploma nursing and midwifery studies can select between ACN’s complimentary Start-Up membership or comprehensive Undergraduate membership.

NETWORK

and engage with ACN’s national community of nurse leaders and nursing practitioners

CONNECT

with members who are located in your area or work within settings and specialty areas you are interested in through ACN’s Regions and Communities of Interest

STAY UP-TO-DATE

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

BENEFIT

from partner offers, such as exclusive discounts from the Co-op Bookshop and Elsevier Australia

By selecting the ACN Undergraduate membership you will have access to all start-up benefits PLUS a suite of exclusive member benefits at the highly discounted annual price of $53. Your Undergraduate membership will be valid for a period of 12 months or until your graduation date, whichever comes first. 

NETWORK

and engage with ACN’s national community of nurse leaders and nursing practitioners

CONNECT

with members who are located in your area or work within settings and specialty areas you are interested in through ACN’s Regions and Communities of Interest

STAY UP-TO-DATE

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

BENEFIT

from partner offers, such as exclusive discounts from the Co-op Bookshop and Elsevier Australia

ACCELERATE

your growth and development through one-on-one career coaching

RECEIVE

an exclusive student welcome pack

PLAN

your career and professional development through ACN’s Life Long Learning Program (3LP)

OBTAIN

exclusive invitations to VIP networking events

CONTRIBUTE

to health care discussion, shape and influence government policy and represent ACN at professional and government forums

FURTHER

your skills and expertise through complimentary online CPD courses

Join now

For more information contact ACN Membership
membership@acn.edu.au 
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.