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Monday, 26 June, 2017 - 14:19

Australian College of Nursing CEO Kylie Ward sleeping it rough last week, ACN staff help CEO Kylie Ward prepare for her Sleepout by wearing onesies and woollies to work

Nurse Leader Raises $2300 For Canberra’s Homeless

Overnight temperatures may have plummeted to -3 degrees, but it wasn’t enough to deter Australian College of Nursing (ACN) boss Kylie Ward from raising funds and awareness for the homeless.

ACN Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward FACN, joined 96 other CEOs and business leaders from around the ACT to sleep rough on Thursday night for The Vinnies CEO Sleepout. ...

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Friday, 23 June, 2017 - 09:00

SA Budget Boost To Hospital Infrastructure Gets Nod

The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) has applauded a $1.1 billion health package aimed at modernising suburban hospitals announced in the South Australian budget.

In handing down last night’s budget, Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis promised $528 million would be spent on a new Adelaide Women’s Hospital within the new Royal Adelaide Hospital, which is due to be opened in September. 

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Thursday, 22 June, 2017 - 09:00

Framework for a National Strategy on Climate, Health and Well-being for Australia at Parliament House in Canberra

Nurses Give National Framework For Healthier Communities Thumbs Up

The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) has joined more than 30 leading health and medical organisations in supporting the release today of a national strategy to combat health impacts that can be attributable to our environment.

The Framework for a National Strategy on Climate, Health and Well-being for Australia was launched at Parliament House this morning by the Climate and...

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Wednesday, 21 June, 2017 - 17:48

NSW Refugee Health Service Nurse Manager Sandy Eagar FACN

Nurses Highlight And Celebrate Courage Of Refugees

The devastating stories nurse Sandy Eagar and her team have heard over the years working with refugees is enough to bring most people to tears.

But one story that particularly touched her heart was of a little girl with Spina bifida, who had just landed in Australia after fleeing war-torn Syria.

“We had a family and in that family was a little girl in a wheelchair. The child’s...

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Budget Pledge Of 2250 New Nurses And Midwives Praised

A promise of almost 5000 new frontline health staff including an extra 2250 nurses and midwives in yesterday’s NSW Budget has been applauded by the Australian College of Nursing (ACN).

Health services right across the state were the big winners, with a record $23 billion to be spent on health over the next four years - $21.7 billion to be spent in the next year alone. 

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Sunday, 18 June, 2017 - 20:15



Refugee Week is taking place from 18 -24 June to raise awareness about the issues affecting refugees and celebrate the positive contributions they make to Australian society.

Friday, 16 June, 2017 - 09:56


ACN has applauded a recommendation by the Australian Law Reform Commission to develop a national plan to combat abuse to elderly Australians.

The recommendation was handed down as part of the Commission’s report, Elder Abuse – A National Legal Response, released on Wednesday.

Friday, 16 June, 2017 - 09:04


Around 2000 visitors are expected to pack the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre this weekend for the ACN Nursing and Health Expo Perth 2017.

Following on from last year’s success, the free expo aims to connect visitors with a range of organisations including hospitals, educational institutions, health care services and specialty nursing groups.

Appealing to practicing nurses...

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Thursday, 15 June, 2017 - 12:45

Nurses to explore future of health care

Nurse leaders from around Western Australia will come together tomorrow to discuss priorities for future health reform with Deputy Premier and Minister for Health; Mental Health, the Hon. Roger Cook MLA.

“We are pleased to have this opportunity to hear directly from the new Minister for Health and Mental Health and understand his aspirations for health care in Western Australia,” ACN...

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Tuesday, 13 June, 2017 - 11:12

The Australian College of Nursing congratulates the Queen's Birthday 2017 Honours Recipients

The Australian College of Nursing congratulates all Queen’ s Birthday 2017 Honours Recipients.

ACN CEO Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward FACN said, “On behalf of ACN’s Board, Distinguished Life Fellows, Fellows, Members and staff, I congratulate all Queen's Birthday 2017 Honours Recipients. I want to especially congratulate all the nurses who were recipients of these prestigious awards.”