An important benefit of being an ACN member is the opportunity to represent ACN in a wide variety of activities and at forums, such as government department advisory committee meetings, health professional roundtable discussions, government and non-government working groups and workshops and other events that fall into professional areas of expertise.
The active role of members in decision-making around health policy contributes to ACN’s profile as the preeminent and national leader of the nursing profession representing nurses and communicating the views of the nursing profession.
Professional representation is pivotal to the communication of ACN policy positions to government and other stakeholders in the health arena in Australia, while also providing an avenue for influencing the course of health policies and ensuring that the voice of the nursing and midwifery professions is heard.
ACN is committed to pursuing opportunities for our members to share their unique nursing knowledge/expertise and contribute to the improvement and growth of Australia’s health system.
ACN’s strength comes from the participation of and support from its members. Our members are able to provide a diverse nursing perspectives. Apply to become an ACN representative in an area of your expertise!
ACN Representation Charter
Underpinned by ACN values, the Representation Charter outlines core responsibilities for Fellows and Members when representing ACN in an official capacity.