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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 publications@acn.edu.au.

NurseClick

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.

Until 2018, NurseClick  was published as a monthly electronic, interactive PDF publication available to ACN members, and to stakeholders, the wider nursing and non-nursing community who subscribed to it.

Members can also access past editions on MyACN.

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2017 issues are available by clicking on the links below.

2016 issues are available by clicking on the links below.

2015 issues are available by clicking on the links below.

Weekly 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 weekly and includes a CEO update, information on membership, information on ACN region events, updates on scholarships and awards and relevant news from the Australian health care industry.

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 presents the opportunity for our members to share research outcomes, educational developments, innovative nursing techniques and their own unique story.

Members can access past issues of The Hive on MyACN

The Hive provides the unique 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 MyACN. We also have select articles available for FREE public access below.

WELCOME

President’s update
Professor Christine Duffield FACN

CEO welcome
Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward FACN

REGULAR COLUMNISTS

Cardiovascular disease in women
James Bonnamy MACN

Cardiac disease – a historical approach
Madonna Grehan MACN

Cardiovascular health care
Tomica Gnjec MACN

Cardiology – where nurses make the difference
Laurie Bickhoff MACN

Chronic disease management
Adjunct Professor Cheyne Chalmers FACN

CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

The ImPress intervention (FREE)
Professor Elizabeth Halcomb FACN, Catherine Stephen

Coronary artery stent evolution
Elizabeth Moran

Cardiothoracic PNSA’s
Toni Hains MACN

Ethical dilemmas
Mariana Paoli MACN

Congenital heart disease
Trish Lowe MACN

Lighthouse hospital project
Susan Killion MACN

Chuck out the obs
Debbie Massey MACN, Debora Osborne, Amy Johnston

Nursing history
Marilyn Gendek FACN

Clinical workplace education (FREE)
Elizabeth Matters FACN

My research internship (FREE)
Melanie Eslick

NOVEL THOUGHTS

Book and film reviews
Marilyn Gendek FACN

EVENTS

Nursing moments
Lisa Hawke, Mandy Cleaver MACN, Kaara Ray B. Calma MACN

NURSE LEADERSHIP

Council of Deans
Professor Wendy Cross FACN, Professor Penny Paliadelis MACN

PROFESSIONAL ISSUES

Notoriously poor cooks
Lesley Potter PHD MACN

IN MEMORY

Beverley Christine Armstrong
Ms Christine Smith RN MS FACN (DLF) FAAN, Sue Carroll RN, Sharon McNeil RN

Regis McKenzie AM FACN
Editorial team

Karen Anne Parish
Adjunct Associate Professor Lydia Dennett MACN

The Hive provides the unique 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 MyACN. We also have select articles available for FREE public access below.

WELCOME

President’s update
Professor Christine Duffield FACN

CEO welcome
Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward FACN

HIVE COLUMNISTS

Dementia – the silent thief
Mr James Bonnamy MACN

The Dementia journey
Ms Tomica Gnjec MACN

Geriatric nursing
Ms Laurie Bickhoff MACN

The role of the nurse leader/manager in Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease
Adjunct Professor Cheyne Chalmers FACN

DEMENTIA & ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE

Dementia care – a reflection on past practice

Alicia Hurst MACN

Alzheimer’s Disease – a personal journey
Karen Dansey

Music therapy – can music help people with Dementia?
Wendy Mclochlan MACN

I remember – memories of my mother
David Dwyer MACN

My undergraduate experience – working for people who are living with Dementia (FREE)
Samantha Spence MACN

Aged behaviour cognition nurses – a profile piece
Margaret How-Ely MACN

Dementia and PTSD – is there a link between Dementia and post-traumatic stress disorder?
Helen Frazer MACN

Hospital-acquired delirium – nurses positioned to lead prevention of hospital-acquired delirium in older adults (FREE)
Dr Laurie Grealish PhD FACN and Dr Jo-Anne Todd

Advance care planning – person centred care at its finest
Anne Knobel MACN

REGULAR FEATURES

Nursing history – commemorating the courage and work of nurses
Marilyn Gendek FACN

Novel thoughts
Lauren McCabe MACN and Editorial team

Nursing matters – the power of professional dialogue (FREE)
Elizabeth Matters FACN

Top 10 – simple ways of displaying leadership to enhance teamwork
Editorial team

LEADERSHIP

Ask our ENLs
Suzanne Lee Volejnikova-Wenger MACN, Melanie Eslick MACN and Andrew Dean MACN

Council of Deans
Professor Di Twigg FACN

Out and about with the CEO
Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward FACN

EVENTS

Join us at our signature event!
Editorial team

IN MEMORY

Maureen McGrath FACN
Editorial team

Kirsty Boden
Editorial team

Anne Leach AM
Editorial team

ACN BOARD

Upcoming election of Directors to the Board
Editorial team

The Hive provides the unique 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 MyACN. We also have select articles available for FREE public access below.

WELCOME

President’s update
Professor Christine Duffield FACN

CEO welcome
Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward FACN

EVENTS

The National Nursing Forum
Editorial team

HIVE COLUMNISTS

Occupationally-derived lung disease
Dr Madonna Graham MACN

The influenza vaccine
James Bonnamy MACN

When you can’t breathe, nothing else matters
Tomica Gnjec MACN

The role of the nurse leader in respiratory disease
Adjunct Professor Cheyne Chalmers FACN

RESPIRATORY DISEASE

Tuberculosis
Jane Born (Psuedonym)

Neonatal respiratory outcomes (FREE)
Trish Lowe MACN

Antibiotic stewardship
Professor Colleen McGoldrick FACN

Caring for young adults with cystic fibrosis
Connie Kambanaros MACN

A new clinical role for nurses
Tara Hannon MACN

Cystic fibrosis
Felicity Finlayson MACN

The humble stethoscope
Marilyn Gendek MACN

Nursing reflections on a pilot project (FREE)
Alison Devitt MACN

Our Bronze Affiliate
Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand

REGULAR FEATURES

Novel thoughts
Editorial team

Nursing matters
Elizabeth Matters FACN

Top 10 – Places where you might find community and primary health care nurses (FREE)
Editorial team

SCHOLARSHIPS

ACN grants and awards
Editorial team

MEMBERSHIP

Our tribe
Editorial team

Congratulations to our new Fellows
Editorial team

The Hive provides the unique 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 MyACN. We also have select articles available for FREE public access below.

WELCOME

President’s update
Professor Christine Duffield FACN

CEO welcome
Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward FACN

HIVE COLUMNISTS

Obesity and judgement-free care
Ms Laurie Bickhoff MACN

The role of the nurse leader in obesity and diabetes
Adjunct Professor Cheyne Chalmers FACN

DIABETES AND OBESITY

Are your neighbours making you unhealthy? (FREE)
Suzanne Carroll MACN

Interview with an expert
Elizabeth Denney-Wilson FACN

Diabesity
Paula Hessian MACN

The art of listening (FREE)
Leigh Spokes FACN

My role as a diabetes educator
Evelyn Boyce MACN

First Australians – Diabetes and cultural safety in nursing
Imogen Mosher MACN

Diabetes care and coordination
Patricia J Randall (Julie) MACN

Professor Trisha Dunning
Editorial team

The evolution of credentialed diabetes educators
Dr Joanne Ramadge FACN, Rachel Freeman and Marilyn Gendek FACN

REGULAR FEATURES

Novel thoughts
Marilyn Gendek FACN, Karen Dansey and editorial team

Nursing matters
Elizabeth Matters FACN

Top 10 – Ways nurses make Christmas merrier

Nursing history – 150th anniversary of a milestone in Australian nursing
Marilyn Gendek FACN

LEADERSHIP

A lifetime of advocacy
Lee Thomas MACN

PROFESSIONAL ISSUES

Handing down traditions (FREE)
Lesley Potter PhD MACN

MEMBERSHIP

Our tribe – Career Coaching
Editorial team

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

Collegian

Quarterly Refereed Journal

Members also receive electronic access to Collegian, ACN’s refereed academic journal. Collegian is ranked in ISI with an impact factor of 1.122.

Step-by-step instructions on how to access Collegian as an ACN member.

For ACN members to access current and previous issues please click here and log in with your ACN username and password.

For non-members please click here for more information.

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 publications@acn.edu.au.

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

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.

ACN is now welcoming content for our 2018 publications.

Our themes for the following editions of The Hive for 2018 are

  • Workplace Culture (Autumn issue) Please send your submissions by 28 February 2018
  • Self-care and Personal Empowerment (Winter issue) Please send your submissions by 22 May 2018
  • Diversity (Spring issue) Please send your submissions by 7 August 2018
  • Our Future Workforce (Summer issue) Please send your submissions by 16 October 2018

While we’ll be featuring content that relates to these themes, we also invite contributions on topics that are outside of these themes. Please email publications@acn.edu.au for more information.

Advertise with us!

ACN reaches out to over 8,000 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, on our blog – NurseClick, through the weekly eNewsletter and on our website – either on the Calendar of Events or Nursing Careers page. Contact our Partnerships team today to discuss which advertising opportunity suits the needs of you or your organisation.