Stay up-to-date

We love keeping nurses informed, connected and inspired through our various publications! ACN provides the health and nursing community with updates on industry, science and policy topics that matter to them, as well as opinion and editorial from our engaged membership and updates on the many goings-on of our organisation and its people in our four regular publications. We also produce other special publications such as an annual Year in Review and Community and Primary Health Care Nursing Week eBook.

For further information on, or to contribute to, any of our publications, please email the team at

The Hive Quarterly Magazine

Available to ACN Members only

The Hive, our quarterly publication, showcases the length and breadth of our members and their expertise and experience.

The Hive provides the opportunity for our members to share research outcomes, educational developments, innovative nursing techniques and their own unique stories.

Members and Fellows can access all articles within current and past editions of The Hive by signing onto neo. We also have select articles available for FREE public access, download the free edition by clicking the cover pages below.

The Hive #39 Spring 2022 edition
The Hive #36 cover free edition
The Hive #35 cover free edition
The Hive 34 Cover (Free Edition) - Australian College of Nursing
The Hive 2020 Summer cover
The Hive, Spring 2020: Identifying Future Champions
The Hive, Winter 2020: Being change champions
The Hive, Autumn 2020: Acknowledging past champions
The Hive, Summer 2019/20: Artificial intelligence & innovation

We have select articles available for FREE public access below.


President’s update
Professor Christine Duffield FACN

CEO welcome
Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward FACN


ACN Institute of Leadership

Launch of a new Community of Interest

New CPD calendar

ACN Career Hub

ACN snaps



2020: Celebrating our Champions of Change


Artificial intelligence: how can it ‘value add’?

Our future workforce

Not all publicity is good publicity


The potential and pitfalls of AI (FREE)


Ageing smart (FREE)

The nursing profession in a digital age (FREE)

The power of Pepper

Preparing nurses for a digital future

AI: the good, the bad and the ethical

Future of nurse education

AI will restore the care into nursing

Nurses can be innovators


Community of Interest: Nurse Informatics

Region: Australian Capital Territory

Distinguished Life Fellow: Rosalie Pratt FACN (DLF)

Better nursing support equates better aged care

Ethics Matters: Artificial Intelligence

Leadership: Fostering leadership among graduate nurses

Representation: Role of nurse practitioners in prescribing

Leadership: Mid-Career Nurse Leadership Program

Nursing history: 2020: The Year of the Nurse & Midwife and another Florence Nightingale anniversary

In memory

Novel thoughts

Continuing Professional Development: Infection prevention and control

Please contact ACN’s Membership Services team at or on freecall 1800 061 660 (charges may apply) if you need your login details.

Share your ideas

For editions of The Hive, we invite all our members to share their stories, experiences and expertise with the ACN membership. Whether it’s about policy, leadership, research, education, nursing practice, or contemporary professional issues – this is your opportunity to write and share stories that matter to you and the profession.
Submission deadlines:

  • Summer 2023-24 edition
    3 October 2023
  • Autumn 2024 edition
    15 December 2023
  • Winter 2024 edition
    29 March 2024
  • Spring 2024 edition 
    1 July 2024
  • Summer 2024-25 edition
    30 September 2024

For submitting ideas/articles or for clarifications, email us at

Monthly eNewsletter

Available to ACN Members only

The ACN eNewsletter provides ACN members with timely information on key member benefits and relevant nursing and health care updates and opportunities.

​The eNewsletter is sent out monthly and includes a CEO update, information on membership and ACN region events, updates on scholarships and awards and relevant news from the Australian health care industry.


Blog for ACN members and non-members

NurseClick focuses on topics related to nursing practice, policy and professional issues. It provides subscribers and ACN members with an interesting mix of articles which cover local, national and international nursing, aged care and health care themes.

If you want to keep up to date with trends, ACN policy developments and submissions and nursing and health news, NurseClick provides you with regularly updated posts, also shared on social media so that you can follow the stories that most interest you.

Access NurseClick

Advertise with us!

ACN reaches out to over 11,000 nurses and the wider health care community through our range of print and online communication channels. We offer advertising in our quarterly print magazine – The Hive, and on our website – the ACN Career Hub. Contact our Partnerships team today to discuss which advertising opportunity suits the needs of you or your organisation.


Write for us!

Our blog, NurseClick, and our quarterly print publication, The Hive, exhibit the length and breadth of a dynamic Australian nursing profession, and we want to hear from you! Members are invited to submit articles about their work, research or innovations in nursing, a personal profile or opinion piece. If you are interested in submitting an article for The Hive see dates above. We accept NurseClick posts at all times.

ACN publication guidelines:

  • The lead/first author must be a member of the Australian College of Nursing for The Hive submissions. Non-member submissions may be considered for NurseClick.
  • Articles should be from 300 – 1,500 words in Microsoft Word format.
  • You may add hyperlinks to relevant content for NurseClick posts.
  • Articles should be original, previously unpublished and not under consideration for any other publication.
  • We do not accept articles of an advertorial nature.
  • Pictures/photos are to be in JPEG or TIF format of high resolution 300dpi.
  • References should be limited to 10 or fewer.
  • All references must be supplied in modified Harvard system.
  • Complete authorial details including: name, job title, organisation and location.
  • Articles are submitted via email to

Please note:

By submitting your article for publication, it is important that you understand and acknowledge the following:

  • The Hive is not an academic peer-reviewed journal; it is a quarterly member magazine for the Australian College of Nursing. This means should your article be published in The Hive, it will not count as a ‘publication’ in the formal (academic) sense.
  • Many peer-reviewed journals are asking authors to attest to the fact that the data or content has not been published elsewhere. Thus, even though The Hive is not a peer-reviewed academic journal, publishing your article in The Hive may preclude you from publishing your findings elsewhere.
  • ACN reserves the right to reproduce the submitted article online and in other ACN publications at any time.

Please remember the ACN editorial team are here to assist you with the process. If you would like some guidance, please email

NiGP Handbook

GPs, General Practice Owners and Managers, and General Practice Nurses

If you have a nurse in your general practice team, or if you are thinking about adding a nurse to your practice, or if you are a nurse already working in a general practice setting, the Nursing in General Practice (NiGP) Handbook is essential reading, and it’s FREE.

The NiGP handbook was developed by the Australian College of Nursing to provide up to date and useful information about nurse and specialist nurse practitioner roles in contemporary general practice settings. It contains details about employing and supporting RNs and ENs, the current regulatory environment, how to maximise the benefits, including the Practice Nurse Incentive Program and the range of MBS items that support nursing services in general practice.

NiGP handbook